Kimberly A. Pritchard

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

Athletic Training

HLS 355


Faculty Member since 2013

I enjoy interacting with Athletic Training students at SU, especially as I guide them through their graduate research projects. It is exciting to see students grow into informed consumers of the literature as they understand the value of clinical research and the role they can play in advancing Athletic Training practice.


BS, Athletic Training, University of Toledo (2008)MEd, Athletic Training, University of Virginia (2009)PhD, Sports Medicine, University of Virginia (2013)

Fields of Expertise

My teaching interests include clinical research, evidence-based practice, and therapeutic modalities.My research interests center around the clinical use of cryotherapy. I am currently evaluating the use of a new localized cold air device to see how it compares to ice bags in the treatment of ankle sprains.

Professional Highlights

Selected Publications and Presentations:1. Selkow NM, Rupp-Pritchard KA, Saliba SA. Evidence-Based Forum: Cryotherapy for the 21st Century: Updated recommendations, techniques, and outcomes. National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. June 2013.2. Rupp KA*, Saliba SA. Should athletes return to activity after cryotherapy? J Athl Train. 2013. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050- Love HN, Pritchard KA*, Hart JM, Saliba SA. Cryotherapy effects, part I: Comparison of skin temperature and patient-reported sensations for different modes of administration. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2013;18(5):22-25.4. Cataldi JK, Pritchard KA*, Hart JM, Saliba SA. Cryotherapy effects, part II: Time to numbness onset and numbness duration. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2013;18(5):26-28.5. Rupp KA*, Herman DC, Hertel J, Saliba SA. Intramuscular temperature changes during and after 2 different cryotherapy interventions in healthy individuals. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(8):731-737. 6. Rupp KA*, Selkow NM, Parente WR, Ingersoll CD, Weltman AL, Saliba SA. The effect of cold water immersion on 48-hour performance testing in collegiate soccer players. J Strength Cond Res. 2012;26(8):2043-2050.

Personal Highlights

My hobbies include cooking and baking, gardening, and home improvement projects. I also volunteer as an assistant coach with Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley.