Dr. Whitney Graves begins her third year at Cumberland and her second year as Coordinator of Clinical Education in 2021-22. She will have the responsibility of teaching graduate courses in athletic training and undergraduate exercise and sport science courses. She will be responsible for assisting in program administration as well as participate in department, school, and university service activities.
Her duties at CU include teaching Athletic Training courses, coordinating athletic training students’ clinical rotations, and overseeing the various Preceptors and their affiliated clinical sites.
Prior to Cumberland, Dr. Graves worked at East Alabama Orthopedics & Sports Medicine working as the Sports Outreach Director and Clinical Coordinator. She was responsible for coordinating clinicals for athletic training graduate students with Auburn University as well as assess the other clinical sites and preceptors.
Dr. Graves spent time as an Athletic Trainer for Auburn University Warrior Research Center in Fort Benning, Ga. She provided tactical athlete orthopedic evaluations, therapeutic interventions including rehabilitation and modalities, and injury prevention strategies for soldiers completing a 9-week basic combat training or 14-week station unit training program.
Dr. Graves received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. (2011). From there she went to Troy University as a Graduate Assistant for Athletic Training where she received her Master of Science of Sports and Fitness Management. Dr. Graves completed her Doctorate in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in May of 2019.
Dr. Graves and her husband, Jordan, reside in Lebanon with their son Jacob Boyd "JB" born on June 30, 2020, and their dogs Pearl, Sadie, and Jax.