Dr. Patrick McKeon is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer who joined the Ithaca College Athletic Training faculty in 2013. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College in Springfield, MA; his Master of Science degree in Sports Health Care from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Phoenix, AZ (now in Mesa, AZ); and his PhD in Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has held several positions as a clinical athletic trainer including Pearl River High School, Canisius College, and Marist College in New York, as well as Phoenix College and Brophy College Preparatory in Arizona.
Dr. McKeon’s research focuses on functional alterations associated with lower extremity joint injury, specifically ankle instability. He incorporates patient-, clinician-, and laboratory-oriented outcomes to evaluate these alterations due to injury and rehabilitation. Dr. McKeon seeks to develop a greater understanding of the restoration of sensorimotor function associated with musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He aims to provide insight into effective clinical interventions for the sports medicine clinician to improve patient functional outcomes and enhance prevention strategies for lower extremity injury.
Dr. McKeon's educational focus centers on evidence-based medicine concepts. Within the courses he teaches, Dr. McKeon strives to instill a strong foundation in concepts related to evidence appraisal, diagnostic accuracy, and risk assessment associated with injury recognition, rehabilitation, and prevention as it relates to athletic training clinical practice.
Dr. McKeon enjoys spending his free time with his family hiking, bike riding, listening to live music, and seeking out great life experiences. His wife, Dr. Jennifer McKeon is also an athletic training and faculty member in the department of Exercise and Sport Science. They have a 2-year old son named Robert Owen (Bobby) who is also proud to be a Bomber!