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Department of Athletic Training

Dr. Anh-Dung “Yum” Nguyen

Assistant Professor
anguyen@highpoint.edu

336-841-9563
336-888-6394 (fax)
250 Norcross Hall


Anh-Dung Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen earned his B.S. in Physical Education and Sport with an Athletic Training emphasis from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1997), M.S. Ed. in Athletic Training at Old Dominion University (2000), and Ph.D. in Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2007).

Dr. Nguyen is continuing to progress his research agenda in the Institute for Human Health and Sport Science Research where his primary research interests focus on identifying anatomical and biomechanical risk factors associated with lower extremity injury, particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.  Current research includes the evaluation of lower extremity alignment and its role in neuromuscular and biomechanical responses during dynamic motion.  He is currently a co-investigator on a multi-center, risk factor screening project focused on adolescent athletes.

Dr. Nguyen’s scholarly work includes several invited presentations at national meetings and international clinical symposia, and has authored or co-authored over 20 papers published or in press with refereed journals related to sports medicine, 3 book chapters, and over 40 scientific abstracts presented at the annual meetings and clinical symposia.  He was also a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Scholarship and has been awarded several grants to develop and foster undergraduate research.  The Journal of Athletic Training recently selected him as the first runner-up for the Kenneth L. Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript.  Dr. Nguyen has been a Board Certified Athletic Trainer since 1998 and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.


Dr. Nguyen is heavily involved in mentoring undergraduate research projects.

Nguyen A, Boling MC, Slye CA, Hartley EM, Parisi GL.  Comparison of Various Methods for Assessment of Static Lower Extremity Alignment:  Implications for Prospective Risk Factor Screenings. Journal of Athletic Training. (In Press; Accepted Dec 17, 2011)

Shultz SJ, Schmitz RJ, Kong Y, Dudley WN, Beynnon BD, Nguyen AD, Kim HS,

Montgomery MM. Cyclic Variations in Knee Joint Laxity Profiles Influence
Landing Biomechanics.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2012; 44: 900-909.

Nguyen A, Shultz SJ, Schmitz RJ, Luecht RM, Perrin DH.  A Preliminary Multifactorial Approach Describing the Relationships between Lower Extremity Alignment, Hip Muscle Activation and Lower Extremity Joint Excursion.  Journal of Athletic Training 2011; 46: 246-256.

Shultz SJ, Schmitz RJ, Nguyen A, Levine BJ, Kim HS, Montgomery MM, Shimokochi Y, Beynnon BD, Perrin DH. Knee Joint Laxity and Its Cyclic Variation Influence Tibiofemoral Motion during Weight Acceptance.  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2011; 43:

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