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Kirsty McKenzie

Kirsty McKenzie

Professor, Athletic Therapy Degree program

Program Area: Health Sciences


Contact Info: Office: H150, Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, Davis Campus Phone: 905-459-7533, Ext 5253


Kirsty had been a Certified Athletic Therapist since 1999.  Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University (1996), a Diploma in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College (1999), and a Master of Science Degree from McMaster University (2007).  Upon graduating from Sheridan College, Kirsty went into private practice and then returned to Sheridan as a faculty member in 2001.  Kirsty currently serves as a member of the CATA Education Committee (Certification Candidate Liaison – East) and the CATA Program Accreditation Committee. Kirsty’s teaching interests include the Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation courses along with the Manual Therapy Techniques course in the Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) program. 

Philosophy of teaching

“Life attracts life, both inside and outside the classroom”

Teaching interests

Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy

Research Interests

Investigating the muscular activation strategy and kinematics of the lower extremity.


Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
Ontario Athletic Therapy Association

Selected Publications & Presentations