Department: Health Professions

Areas of expertise:

  • Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Knee & Ankle Joint Injuries
  • Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
  • Youth Sport Specialization

Goetschius teaches in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at JMU.

Goetschius’ research focuses on improving short and long-term outcomes for individuals with a history of knee (ex. ACL) and ankle (ex. sprains) joint injury, with a particular interest in better understanding and treating the chronic, negative effects that adolescent and young-adult sports injuries can have on an individual’s long-term physical function and health-related quality of life.

Goetschius earned a doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Virginia and a bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Vermont.

Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.


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