Thomas Herrmann

Thomas J. Herrmann , EdD

Professor - Educator

Professor of Clinical, Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

Health Sciences Building
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0394
Phone (513)558-7427
Fax (513)558-7474
Email thomas.herrmann@uc.edu

Professional Summary

My name is Tom Herrmann and I am currently a Professor of Clinical in the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati.  I returned to the Unversity full time in 2005 after working in private physical therapy practices in Cincinnati.  My history at UC is long.  I served on the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the UC College of Medicine from 1985-98, as a staff Athletic Trainer in the Department of Athletics from 1980-85, and off and on as an adjuct instructor in the UC College of Education.  I earned a BS in Physical Therapy from UC in 1997, an Educational Doctorate (EdD) from UC in 1986, and I have a collection of other degrees from UC and Eastern Kentucky University.  I hold Ohio licenses in Athletic Training (AT) and Physical Therapy (PT).  I also hold a national Athletic Training Certification (ATC), a Certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Graston Technique Specialist (GTS) endorsement.  My teaching responsibilities include undergraduate classes in Introductory Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and a special topics seminar.  I also teach or co-teach courses in the Athletic Training program and Doctor of Physical Therapy program. I assist undergraduate and graduate students on capstone research projects when my area of expertise is required. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree: University of Cincinnati 1997 (Physical Therapy)

Associate Degree: University of Cincinnati 1995 (Applied Science)

Educational Doctorate (EdD): University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1986 (Curriculum & Instruction)

Master's Degree: Eastern Kentucky University 1978 (Physical Education)

Bachelor's Degree : University of Cincinnati 1977 (Physical Education)

Research and Practice Interests

Kinesiology and Biomechanics, Human Movement, Therapeutic Exercises and Rehabilitation, Sports Performance

Positions and Work Experience

09-2005 -07-2013 Assistant Professor - Clinical, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

04-2002 -To Present Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer, Choice Physical Therapy of Ohio,

06-2001 -08-2001 Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences,

03-1998 -06-2003 Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati College of Education, Health Promotion Program

02-1998 -04-2002 Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer, Spectrum Rehabilitation Services of The Christ Hospital,

12-1997 -01-1998 Physical Therapist / Head Athletic Trainer, University Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine,

08-1992 -06-1993 Teacher, Part-time, Cincinnati Public Schools - Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education,

01-1991 -05-1992 Adjunct Instructor, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Health Technologies Division

08-1985 -01-1998 Head Athletic Trainer, University Orthpaedics and Sports Medicine,

08-1985 -08-2007 Consulting Atheltic Trainer, University of Cincinnati, Dept of Athletics,

08-1985 -01-1998 Field Service Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

08-1980 -07-1985 Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Cincinnati Dept of Athletics,

03-1980 -07-1980 Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine Institute,

09-1978 -02-1980 Assistant Athletic Trainer and Athletic Equipment Manager, University of Detroit Dept of Athletics,

08-2013 -07-2018 Associate Professor of Clinical, Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-2012 -07-2016 Interim Department Head, Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-2018 -To Present Professor of Clinical, Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Honors and Awards

2008 CAHS Excellence in Teaching Award Status:Recipient Level:College

2012 CAHS Faculty Excellence in Service Award

2012 Legion of Excellence Student-Athlete Faculty Impact Award: UC Department of Athletics

2013 Nominee for A.B "Dolly" Cohen Award for Teaching Excellence

2014 Nominee for the George Barbour Award for Promoting Good Faculty/Student Relations

2014 CAHS Excellence in Teaching Award

2016 Dean's Service Award UC College of Allied Health Sciences

2017 Alumni Relations Advancement Award UC College of Allied Health Sciences

2017 Nominee for A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Cincinnati

2018 Nominee for membership in the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning University of Cincinnati

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award UC College of Allied Health Sciences

2019 Nominee for membership in the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning University of Cincinnati

Service

College of Allied Health Sciences (Committee on Committees ) Committee Chair Type:University/College Service 2006 -2013

College of Allied Health Sciences (Student Affairs Assistant Director Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service 2006

College of Allied Health Sciences (Committee on Committees ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service 2005 -2006

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Peer Review Committee for Chalee Engelhard ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service 2007 -2008

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Biomechanics Research Associate Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service 2007

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Gait Lab Technician Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service 2007

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Health Sciences Visiting Faculty Search Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service 2006 -2007

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Peer Review Committee for Nancy Talbott ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service 2006 -2007

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Peer Review for Rose Smith ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service 2005 -2006

University of Cincinnati (General Education Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service 2008 -To Present

University of Cincinnati (General Education Advisory Commitee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service 2005 -2007

(Health Sciences Curriculum Development Committee ) Level:Department 2005 -To Present

Professional Affiliation

Certified Member National Athletic Trainer's Association,

Licensed Member Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association,

Member American Physical Therapy Association - General and Sports Section,

Member APTA - Ohio Chapter,

Professional Member National Strength and Conditioning Association,

Courses Taught

35-HLSC-330 INTRO to BIO Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-421 BIOMECHANIC SPORT I Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-422 BIOMECHANI SPORT II Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-423 SPECIAL TOPICS SPOR Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-520 SENIOR PROJECT I Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-521 SENIOR PROJECT II Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-522 SENIOR PROJECT III Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-351 KINESIOLOGY I Level:Undergraduate

35-HLSC-352 KINESIOLOGY II Level:Undergraduate

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0394
Phone: (513)558-7427
Fax: (513)558-7474
thomas.herrmann@uc.edu