Julie Bernier

Professor of Athletic Training, Health and Human Performance

Office Location: Human Performance Center (HPC)
Office Phone: (603) 535-2518
Mail Stop: MSC 22
E-mail: jnbernier@plymouth.edu


Dr. Julie Bernier is professor of athletic training and previously served as the Program Director of athletic training, and Chair of the Department of the Health and Human Performance. As a teacher, her areas of expertise include kinesiology/biomechanics, injury assessment, therapeutic modalities and research design.  Her scholarship focuses on functional ankle instability, proprioception and neuromuscular control.

In 2002 Bernier became the university’s associate vice president for undergraduate studies and in 2006 was named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and served in that role until 2016 when her love of teaching called her back to the classroom. Dr. Bernier has served in numerous leadership roles and demonstrates a commitment to promoting student achievement.

Dr. Bernier served the profession of athletic training as an accreditation site visitor, as vice chair of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation Research Committee, and Chair of the NATA Convention Program Committee.

Degrees and Education
  • EdD, Sports Medicine, University of Virginia
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Keene State College
  • BS, Athletic Training, Keene State College

Research Interests
  • Injury assessment
  • Functional ankle instability
  • Proprioception and neuromuscular control
  • Higher Education leadership and policy

Awards and Distinctions
  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, 2003
  • New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Award, 2008