Faculty Fellow, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Engagement & Faculty Development
Co-Chair, Writing Academy
Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Erik Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA is Co-Chair of the Writing Academy and a Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Senior Vice Provost Engagement & Faculty Development. Dr. Swartz is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services. Dr. Swartz received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University, his Master’s at Western Michigan University, and his PhD in Applied Biomechanics at the University of Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Swartz’ research focuses on the prevention and care of head and neck injuries in football and other sport activities. He has received many grants from private foundations, regulatory agencies, and industry and was a winner of the NineSigma Head Health Challenge II, co-sponsored by the NFL, General Electric, and UnderArmour. He has been published in journals including Spine, New England Journal of Medicine, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care and is a Fellow and Distinguished Athletic Trainer of The National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Dr Swartz is the creator of HuTT®, the Helmetless Tackling Training Program, used to reduce head impacts in football, and works closely with UNH’s Innovation office on related entrepreneurial and commercialization activities in efforts to translate his innovative research into public implementation.