James Onate, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Associate Professor, Athletic Training Division

Director, OSU Moves Research Laboratory

Co-Director, OSU Movement Analysis and Performance Lab (Map)

The Ohio State University

Dr. James Onate brings considerable research, education, and clinical experience as an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University.  He earned his PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and has nearly two decades of experience working with various aspects of human performance groups.  His background as an academic faculty leader has been the intersection of injury prevention to human performance optimization to enable individuals/teams to maximize their potential. Funding for his work totaling approximately $4 million has been provided through the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Naval Research, the United States Special Operations Command, and the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.  Dr. Onate acts as a faculty lead of the OSU Human Performance Collaborative as a key component in building the bridges across academia, industry, and clinical models relative to human performance in the hopes of developing proactive integrative approaches for optimizing and sustaining human performance.  Dr. Onate has worked with collegiate-level athletes, military special forces groups, elementary school aged children ranging across various topic areas consisting of sport related concussion, lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries, functional movement assessments, neuromechanical motor learning, high performance model development, and esports performance and wellness.  His main focus lies in optimizing and sustaining human performance.

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