Dr. Kristen Jagger

Dr. Kristen Jagger

Associate Chair for Administration
Phone: 540-224-6675
Office: 824

Areas of Interest:

Foot and ankle mechanics
Balance strategies
Gait analysis

Teaching Responsibilities:

AHPT 820 – Kinesiology


University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
August 1999 – December 2002
Course of Study: Biomechanics
Degree:  Ph.D. (2002)

North Georgia College and State University   
Dahlonega, GA               
August 1992 - June 1995
Course of Study: Physical Therapy
Degree: M.S., P.T. (1995)

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
May 1991 – July 1992
Course of Study: Biology
Degree:  B.S. (1992)

Representative Publications/Presentations (last 5 years):

Jagger, K. L., Bailey, C., Harper, B. (2017). Integrating Real-Time Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Education into a Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum. Poster presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio, TX, February, 15-18.

Harper, B., Jagger, K., Aron, A., Steinbeck, L., Stecco, A., A Commentary Review of the Cost Effectiveness of Manual Therapies for Neck and Low Back Pain, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.09.014

Adkins, A., Brooks, A., Cross, A., Franck, H., Jagger, K.L. (2016). A Comparison Between Performance on Modified Star Excursion Balance Test on a Flat Surface Versus Elevated Surface. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Waldron College Interprofessional Symposium & Expo, Radford, VA, April 12.

Harper, B. A., Siyufy, A. M., Castleberry, J. M., Mickle, A. M., Jagger, K. L., Waff, A., Cox, K.
M. (2015). Clinical Experiences Using a Hit Impact Indicator in Youth Football. The Sport Journal. November 23.

Jagger, K., Swanson, E., Loiselle, E., Shipley, A., Stump, K. (2014). Is There a Difference in Balance Reactions in Healthy Transtibial Prosthetic Users When Comparing Selected K3 Feet? A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the Carilion Research Day, Roanoke, VA, April 29.

Castleberry, J., Harper, B., Huth, R., Linville, R., Siyufy, A., Jagger, K., & Swanson, E. (2014). Pedagogical Integration in Higher Education: Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Building Self Confidence. Poster presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA, February 6.

Harper, B., Jagger, K., Castleberry, J., Siyufy, A., Aron, A., Huth, R., Swanson, E., J, & John, E. (2013). Developing an Autonomous Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Practitioner: The Science and Art of a Clinical Education Program. Poster presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA, February 6-8.

Castleberry, J.M., Harper, B., Huth, R., Jagger, K.L., John, E., Siyufy, A., & Swanson, E. (2012). An Integrated Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum: Fulfilling a Growing Community Need. Poster presented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA, February 8-10.


American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Orthopaedic Certified Specialist