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Craig Voll

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Coordinator, Sports Medicine Concentration

Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Socialization
  • Factors related to early professional success in athletic training
  • Inter-professional education and practice
  • Work-life balance in athletic training
  • Leadership development

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Health and Kinesiology Research Area(s)

  • Athletic Training Education Administration
  • Physical/Health Education Pedagogy


Dr. Craig Voll re-joined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty in 2023 and serves as coordinator for the Health and Kinesiology Sports Medicine Concentration.  Dr. Voll previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist and Continuing Lecturer at Purdue from 1999-2014.

Dr. Voll, a 2014 Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame inductee and 2018 Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Golden Pinnacle Award winner, has practiced athletic training in a variety of settings, including professional, collegiate, high school, and clinic.  He has previously served as the National Athletic Trainers Association District IV Director, President of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association and Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Associations, and as Division IV Representative on the NATA State Association Advisory Committee.  Currently, he serves as Co-Chair of the NATA Athletic Training Compensation Taskforce and a member of the NATA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access taskforce.

In recognition of his work, Dr. Voll has received numerous awards, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer AwardService Award, and Excellence in Leadership Award.  He has also received the Distinguished Service, President’s Excellence and Outstanding Educator Awards by Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association.  In 2012 he received the Joe A. Harvey Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association and in 2007 was named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association.  He was recognized with the Alumnus Achievement Award from Eastern Michigan University in 2018 and was recognized as the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Teacher by the Purdue University Department of Health and Kinesiology in 2014.  In 2017 he and his co-authors were awarded the Outstanding Manuscript for Advancing Educational Practice by the Athletic Training Education Journal.

A native of Euclid, OH., Dr. Voll received his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Physical Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Purdue University.


  • PhD, 2015, Purdue University
  • MS, 1998, Eastern Michigan University
  • BS, 1998, The Ohio State University
  • BS, 1993, Eastern MIchigan University
  • Indiana Licensed Athletic Trainer (IN# 36000529A) and Physical Therapist (IN# 05006265A)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • National Athletic Trainers Association Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Taskforce member (04/21 - Present)
  • Different Backgrounds, Same Goal: Moving Toward Authentic Diversity in Health Care. NATA Timely Topics. February 10, 2021
  • Safe Space Ally Training for the Athletic Trainer. June 23, 2019

Current Courses

  • HK 308 - Athletic Health Care
  • HK 286 - Field Experience - High School
  • HK 500 - Introduction to AT Practice
  • HK 635 - Injury Prevention and Health Promotion
  • HK 285 - Field Experience - College
  • HK 287 - Field Experience - Clinic
  • HK 540 - Evaluation and Management of Spine and Head
  • HK 683 - Athletic Training Simulation II
  • HK 560 - Advanced Procedures in Athletic Training
  • HK 543 - Practicum in Athletic Training III

Selected Publications

  • Morrell, B.L., Carmack, J.N., Kemery, S., Moore, E.S., Voll, C.A., Nichols, A.M., Hetzler, K.E., Toon, J., Moore, S.M. (2019). Emergency on Campus! Quantitative analysis of the effects of an interprofessional simulation on health care students. Athletic Training Education Journal. 14(2): 92-98.
  • Mazerolle, S., Pitney, W.A., Goodman, A., Eason, C., Spak, S., Scriber, K., Voll, C.A., Detwiler, K, Rock, J., Cooper, L, Simone, E. (2018). National Athletic Trainers Association Position Statement: Facilitating Work-Life Balance in Athletic Training Practice Settings. Journal of Athletic Training. 53(8): 796-811
  • Morrell, B.L., Nichols, A.M., Voll, C.A., Hetzler, K.E., Toon, J., Moore, E.S., Moore, S.M., Kemery, S.R., Carmack, J.N. (2018). Care across campus: Athletic training, nursing, and occupational therapy student experiences in an interprofessional simulation. Athletic Training Education Journal. 13(4): 332-339.
  • Lawrance, S.E., Voll, C.A., Emlich, J (2016). Enhancing palpation skills through the use of stereognosis drills. Athletic Training Education Journal. 11(3): 146-151.

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Golden Pinnacle, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association - 2018
  • Outstanding Educator, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association - 2018
  • Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers' Association - 2014
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Purdue University Department of Health and Kinesiology - 2014
  • Hall of Fame, Indiana Athletic Trainers Assocation - 2014