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Jennifer Popp

Clinical Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

Clinical Education Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Skill decay in acute care skills.
  • Use of simulations to prepare athletic training students for emergencies and to prevent skill decay.
  • Emergency management and preparation of athletic trainers.

Department of Health and Kinesiology Research Area(s)

  • Athletic Training Education Administration


Dr. Jennifer Popp is a Clinical Professor and the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at Purdue University. Dr. Popp completed a BS in Athletic Training at Western Illinois University (1996), an MS in Human Performance at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse (1997), and an EdD in Education Administration at Ball State University (2005).  Dr. Popp was a long time faculty member at Anderson University (1997-2011), teaching in the Athletic Training Program and providing athletic training services for a number of intercollegiate athletic teams.  Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue University, Dr. Popp was the Program Director and Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Program at Ball State University.  She has served the athletic training profession through committee involvement at the state level, was the GLATA Secretary for four years (2018-2022), and has served as a CAATE Site Visitor.  Dr. Popp is passionate about emergency management and acute care skills; she has published and presented on this topic many times at local, state, regional, and national conferences, and helps develop simulations to provide students “real life” experiences in this area.  Dr. Popp resides in West Lafayette with her husband, Lenny, and two children, Ethan and Kamryn, where her free time is spent enjoying life as a fan at her kids’ sporting events.


  • EdD, 2005, Ball State University
  • Indiana Licensed Athletic Trainer, 1997, State of Indiana
  • MS, 1997, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, 1996, Board of Certification, Inc.
  • BS, 1996, Western Illinois University

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Current Courses

  • HK 51500 - Emergency Medical Management in Athletic Training
  • HK 53000 - Evaluation and Management of the Lower Quarter
  • HK 54100 - Athletic Training Practicum I
  • HK 54200 - Athletic Training Practicum II
  • HK 54500 - Therapeutic Modalities
  • HK 58300 - Patient Care Simulation in Athletic Training I

Selected Publications

  • McLear GE, Popp JK. Complex regional pain syndrome type I in a female collegiate soccer player: A level 4 CASE report. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2021. 26(4), 191-195.
  • Wells MD, Dickin DC, Popp JK, Wang H. Effect of downhill running grade on lower extremity loading in female distance runners. Sports Biomechanics. 2020. 19(3), 333-341.
  • Popp JK, Berry DC, Judge LW. Physical education and athletic facility emergency readiness: The emergency action plan. The Physical Educator. 2018. 5(4), 633-646.
  • Berry DC, Popp JK. Athletic training students demonstrate supplemental oxygen administration skill decay, but retain knowledge over six months. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2018. 16(3).
  • Popp JK, Walker SE. A teaching simulation is effective in improving athletic training students' acute care clinical skills and confidence. Athl Train Educ J. 2017. 12(4), 208-215.

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association President's Excellence Award - March 2023
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer - June 2023
  • Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame - July 2021
  • Purdue University Award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic - May 2021
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Service Award - June 2020
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association Outstanding Educator Award - March 2015
  • Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association College Athletic Trainer of the Year - October 2008