Mike Ferrara is Professor in Kinesiology and Curriculum Director of Athletic Training at University of Georgia. He received his doctorate degree from Penn State University, Masters Degree from Michigan State University and undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in New York.
Dr. Ferrara has been very active in research and has published in leading sports medicine journals. Dr. Ferrara has international expertise in sport epidemiology for athletes with disabilities and sport-related concussion. He was one of the authors on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Management of Sport-Related Concussion. Journal of Athletic Training, 39, 280-297, 2004. He is also Past-President of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy. Dr. Ferrara was Director of Medical Operations for the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and served as medical coordinator the US medical team for the 1994 World Athletic Championships and the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games. He also was the athletic trainer for the 1990 World Games, 1987 Pan American Games, 1985 Olympic Festival, 1983 World University Games an the 1982 National Sports Festival. Dr. Ferrara was recognized as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2003 and as the Outstanding Athletic Training Educator in 2001.
Mike is married to the former Linda Reiter from Grand Island, New York and they have two children, Megan and Nick.