Michael Sitler

Faculty Emeriti


Michael R. Sitler, EdD, ATC, FNATA, is a professor emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology. Sitler was in the professoriate for more than 40 years, the last 30 of which were at Temple University. His administrative leadership roles at Temple University included chair of the Department of Kinesiology; interim dean of the College of Health Professions and Social Work; and deputy provost for operations.

His professional leadership service includes serving on the NATA Research and Education Foundation’s Board of Directors and as its fourth president. He is an editorial board member on the Journal of Athletic Training and Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.

Major awards and recognition of his research and professional service include: Phi Kappa Phi Recognition Award for Scholarly Achievement (1987), American Academy of Orthopaedic Society O’Donoghue Award for Outstanding Research (1989), Henry Albert Scientific Presentation Award (1993), Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (1997), East Stroudsburg University Alumnus Achievement Award (1997), Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Distinguished Merit Award (2004) and Hall of Fame (2008), NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award (2008) and Fellow (2009), and NATA Research and Education Foundation Lifetime Contribution Award (2009). To date, he has published 67 articles in peer-reviewed journals. 

Curriculum Vitae


  • EdD, Physical Education (Sports Medicine Concentration), New York University
  • MS, Physical Education (Somatic Science Concentration), East Stroudsburg State College
  • BS, Health and Physical Education (Athletic Training Concentration), East Stroudsburg State College