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Mike Recine

Mike Recine


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies


Mike is a Professor in the Athletic Therapy Degree Program. Mike began his education at McMaster University, completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He then went on to study Athletic Therapy at Concordia University where he graduated with Honours. While working as an Athletic Therapist, Mike decided to improve his therapy skills and returned to school, earning his Diploma in Osteopathy Manual Practice from the Canadian College of Osteopathy. In his final year of osteopathic studies, Mike also completed his Master's in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University.  Mike continues to be active in the community as an Athletic Therapist and Osteopath; he was the Lead Therapist for the Rugby 7’s venue at the 2015 PanAm games and has worked with Rugby Ontario’s Junior Men’s program as their head athletic therapist for thirteen years and was part of the medical staff for Canada’s National Men's rugby team. Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a First Aid and First Responder instructor with the Canadian Red Cross.


  • H150, Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, Davis Campus 


  • M.Sc. (McMaster University, 2010)
  • B.Sc. (Concordia University, 1997)
  • B.A (McMaster University, 1993)
  • CAT(C) (Canadian Athletic Therapy Association, 1999)
  • D.O.M.P (Canadian College of Osteopathy, Toronto, 2008)
  • CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1999) 

Philosophy of Teaching

  • “To provide a learning environment that blends both theoretical knowledge and practical experience, instruction and assessment that speaks to a diverse group of learners and a strong foundation for lifelong learning”.

Key Memberships

  • CATA Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
  • OATA Ontario Athletic Therapists Association
  • NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Association

Teaching Interests

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Conditions of the Extremities
  • Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Anatomy
  • Emergency Conditions

Research Interests

  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Treatment approaches to chronic conditions
  • On-field management of emergency conditions

Journal Articles

  • Recine, M. (2019). Instilling Confidence in First Aid and CPR Training: Alternatives to Traditional Methods.International First Aid Education.

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