Jane McDevitt

Associate Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
600 Ritter Annex


Dr. Jane McDevitt completed her PhD in kinesiology at Temple University, where she also completed a master of science in kinesiology. She earned a BS in athletic training at East Stroudsburg University. Her dissertation was entitled “N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid Receptor Submit NR2A Repeat Polymorphism and Sport Concussion.” Dr. McDevitt has published 12 articles has made 20 presentations at regional, national and international conferences.

Since 2015, Dr. McDevitt has been an assistant professor at East Stroudsburg University, where she taught anatomy and physiology as well as athletic training courses. She also taught as an adjunct faculty at Alvernia University in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. McDevitt is a regular contributor to the Sports Medicine Research Blog, serves as a member of the Free Communication Committee for the Eastern Athletic Training Association and is a reviewer for seven different sports medicine journals.

Dr. McDevitt teaches in the College of Public Health's athletic training programs. She will also continue to pursue her research investigating genetic association to concussions. Additionally, in her new line of research she will be designing a concussion-specific outcome measure to identify the patient’s prospective as they recover from concussion.


  • PhD, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • MEd, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • BS, Athletic Training, East Stroudsburg University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




ATHT 5142

Foundations of Athletic Training


ATHT 5244

Orthopedic Assessment II


ATHT 5444

Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training


ATHT 5644

Applied Research in Athletic Training


ATHT 5808

Advanced Sport Concussion


ATHT 8343

Advanced Topics in Athletic Training


ATHT 8344

Rehabilitation Methods and Techniques for Sports-Related Injuries


OTHR 8104

Clinical Skills III: Specialty Skills in Occupational Therapy


Selected Publications

  • 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

  • Tierney, R.T. & Devitt, J.K.M.c. (2019). Sport concussion genetics. In Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics (pp. 388-401). doi: 10.4324/9781315146287-27