Athletic Training Faculty


Philip Ford PhD, ATC, SCAT, PES, CES
Director, Athletic Training Program
Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Allied Health
Phone: 843-863-7272


Dr. Ford joined the faculty at Charleston Southern University in 2012 and currently serves as the Program Director and Associate Professor for the Athletic Training Program in the College of Nursing and Allied Health. He currently teaches courses in both the athletic training and kinesiology majors. His teaching interest areas include therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation. Current reDr. Ford’s search interests include studying the effects of stretching on muscle function, assessing human movement impairments, and the effects of corrective exercise strategies for preventing injury. In addition, Dr. Ford has published in the area of clinical teaching behaviors.   

He previously served as an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at Azusa Pacific University. During his 13 years at APU, he was instrumental in expanding the academic offerings and facility for the department In addition, Dr. Ford served as founding program director for the applied exercise science major and clinical director of the athletic training education program.

Dr. Ford has an extensive clinical and teaching extensive spanning more than 20 years. He has provided athletic training health care services in a variety of setting including sports medicine clinics, interscholastic, collegiate, and professional sports. In addition, Dr. Ford has advanced credentials from the National Academic Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement and Corrective Exercise Specialist.  

Dr. Ford received his doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi in Human Performance with and emphasis in Administration and Teaching. He has a master’s degree from Boise State University in Exercise and Sports Studies and bachelor’s degree in Corporate Fitness and Wellness/Athletic Training from Grand Canyon University.

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