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Faculty Profiles

Jackie Vandertuin

Jackie Vandertuin

Professor,Athletic Therapy Degree program

Program Area: Health Sciences

Office: H150, Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, Davis Campus
Phone: (905) 459-7533 Ext. 5706


Jackie is a professor in the schools of Athletic Therapy, Exercise Science and Fitness Leadership in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, at Sheridan College. She received her Bachelor of Physical Education from Acadia University and Masters in Sport Medicine from the University of Calgary focusing on the use of braces for individuals with tricompartmental osteoarthritis and anterior cruciate ligament deficiency using both kinetic and kinematic data.  She began her doctoral studies at Dalhousie University using qualitative research methods to understand the experience of those living with chronic pain and osteoarthritis.  In 2010, she set her studies aside to concentrate on her family and work.  Jackie’s teaching repertoire has focused primarily on gross anatomy, movement sciences and rehabilitation of injuries as well as teaching research methods.  In addition to her teaching duties, Jackie is involved with the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association serving as past president of the Atlantic Provinces Athletic Therapy Association and has served on numerous national committees dealing with the certification process, programme accreditation and dissemination of research at national conferences.

Sheridan Research Focus

Jackie’s research interest is in the areas of chronic pain, gait analysis and ACL deficiency.  

Courses Taught – Last 3 Years

Research Methods
Care and prevention of athletic Injuries
Conditions of athletic injuries
Introduction to athletic Therapy
Wellness and healthy living
Growth, development and physical activity