Jacqueline Phillips

Associate Professor of Instruction
Temple University


Dr. Jacqueline Phillips is an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology. She received her degree in athletic training from The George Washington University and completed her master’s and doctoral degrees in kinesiology here at Temple University. She is a certified and licensed athletic trainer and has practiced in the industrial and hospital settings. Phillips serves as a member of the free communications committee for the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society.

Past research efforts have included the investigation into genetic predisposition for sport concussion. Her most recent research focuses around the assessment of sport concussion with a focus on the ocular-motor system. Furthermore, she is investigating the best education practices behind health care clinician’s implementing new concussion assessment techniques into their regular concussion exam protocol.


  • PhD, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • MS, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • BS, Athletic Training, The George Washington University

Curriculum Vitae 

Research Interests

  • Concussion
  • Evidence Based Practice

Courses Taught




KINS 1221

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I


KINS 1222

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II


KINS 2424

Functional Anatomy for Kinesiology


KINS 3202

Biomechanics of Physical Activity


PHTH 8105

Human Anatomy I


Selected Publications

  • Cheever, K., McDevitt, J., Phillips, J., & Kawata, K. (2021). The Role of Cervical Symptoms in Post-concussion Management: A Systematic Review. Sports Med, 51(9), pp. 1875-1891. New Zealand. doi: 10.1007/s40279-021-01469-y

  • Cheever, K.M., McDevitt, J., & Phillips, J. (2021). Diagnosis and treatment of cervical pathology following a sport-related concussion: A critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 26(1), pp. 8-12. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2019-0126

  • McDevitt, J., Rubin, L.H., Simone, F.I.D.e., Phillips, J., & Langford, D. (2020). Association between (GT)n Promoter Polymorphism and Recovery from Concussion: A Pilot Study. J Neurotrauma, 37(10), pp. 1204-1210. United States. doi: 10.1089/neu.2019.6590

  • Amabile, A.H., Dekerlegand, R.L., Muth, S., O'Hara, M.C., Phillips, J.M., Ammons, A.A., Jacketti, A., Newby, O.J., Schreiber, B., Walter, R.J., Lombardo, A., & Elcock, J.N. (2020). Proximity of the Carotid Bifurcation to the Laryngeal Prominence: Results of a Cadaver Study and Recommendations for Safe Pulse Palpation. J Geriatr Phys Ther, 43(4), pp. E53-E57. United States. doi: 10.1519/JPT.0000000000000242

  • McGinnis, I., Tierney, R., Mansell, J., & Phillips, J. (2019). The Effect of Target Speed and Verbal Instruction on NPC Measures in a Young, Healthy, and Active Population. J Eye Mov Res, 12(4). Switzerland. doi: 10.16910/jemr.12.4.5

  • Phillips, J., Cheever, K., McKeon, J., & Tierney, R. (2018). Effect of administration method on near point of convergence scores in a healthy, active, young adult population. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 23(4), pp. 156-161. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2017-0054

  • Lindsey, J., Cheever, K., Mansell, J.L., Phillips, J., & Tierney, R.T. (2017). Effect of Fatigue on Ocular Motor Assessments. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 9(4), pp. 177-183. doi: 10.3928/19425864-20170420-03

  • Kawata, K., Tierney, R., Phillips, J., & Jeka, J.J. (2016). Effect of Repetitive Sub-concussive Head Impacts on Ocular Near Point of Convergence. Int J Sports Med, 37(5), pp. 405-410. Germany. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1569290

  • McDevitt, J., Tierney, R.T., Phillips, J., Gaughan, J.P., Torg, J.S., & Krynetskiy, E. (2015). Association between GRIN2A promoter polymorphism and recovery from concussion. Brain Inj, 29(13-14), pp. 1674-1681. England. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1075252

  • Phillips, J. & Tierney, R. (2015). Effect of target type on near point of convergence in a healthy, active, young adult population. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 8(3).

  • McDevitt, J., Tierney, R., Phillips, J., Gaughan, J., Torg, J.S., & Krynetskiy, E. (2014). Supporting the Concept of Genetic Predisposition to Prolonged Recovery Following a Concussion. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2. doi: 10.1177/2325967114S00078