Marjorie King

Director of Graduate Athletic Training Education

Professor of Physical Therapy
Office: Draper and Maynard Rm 436
Phone: (603) 535 3108
Department: Health and Human Performance
About Marjorie King

Marjorie A. King is the director of athletic training graduate education at Plymouth State University. Her diverse background in physical therapy, athletic training, and exercise science has made her a renowned national and international consultant, educator, trainer, writer, and speaker. King has over 30 years of clinical experience in sports medicine and has practiced in a variety of settings including clinics and rehabilitation centers.

She has served in leadership roles in many professional associations for athletic training, including the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is asked to speak and present her work nationally, regionally and locally. Her scholarship includes publications in both the research and clinical realms.

Degrees and Education

  • PhD, Sports Medicine, University of Virginia
  • MS, Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Simmons College
  • BS, Medical Technology, University of New Hampshire

Professional Experience


Athletic Training, NATA
Physical Therapy, APTA
Personal Training, NSCA

Professional Service

National Academy of Sports Medicine: Research Committee Chair, 2004 to present

National Athletic Trainers’ Association: Research and Education Committee Member – May 2004

National Athletic Trainers’ Association: Women in Athletic Training Committee Chair 2000 to present; Member 1995 -1996

Journal of Athletic Training: Editorial Review Board 1998 – 2003; Guest Reviewer 1995 – 1997

Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association, Research Committee Chair, 1999 – present; First Woman President 1995-1996; 1996 Cramer Award for leadership and excellence in athletic training

New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute for Research, Founding Member; Board of Directors 1994 – 1997; reinstated September 2003 to present; Research Steering Committee, 2003 to present

American College of Sports Medicine: Strategic Health Initiative for Women, Sport and Physical Activity- reappointed May 2004; 1997 – 1999: Subcommittee for Education 1998 to 1999; Subcommittee for ACL Injuries in Women 1997-1998

New Hampshire Athletic Trainers’ Association, Founding Member 1989

Sports Medicine Experience

1996 Summer Olympics
International travel with Team Handball: 1991 European Tour; 1991 Pan Am Tournament, Brazil
United States Sports Festivals, 1990 & 1987
1987 Team Handball Jr. World Game Qualifying Tournament
Boston Marathon, 1986 – 1990, 1992 – 1996
Bay State Games, 1982 – 1988 & 1991
Harvard University
Smith College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fitchburg State College
Therafit, Lowell, MA
Marsh Brook Rehabilitation, Somersworth, NH
Wasserman and Associates, Concord, NH
Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Portsmouth, NH
Center for Sports and Preventive Medicine, Portsmouth, NH


King, M., “An Overview of Motor Learning in Rehabilitation,” Athletic Therapy Today, 8(4): 6-13, 2003.

King, M., “Core Stability: Creating a Foundation for Functional Rehabilitation,” Athletic Therapy Today, 5(2): 6-13, March 2000.

King, M.“Functional Stability for the Upper Quarter,” Athletic Therapy Today, 5(2): 17-21. March 2000

Anderson, M.K. and Martin, M., Quick Reference Guide for Sports Injury Management.Contributing author. Williams & Wilkins Publishing Co., 1998.

Anderson, M. and Hall, Susan. Athletic TrainingContributing author for chapters 3 & 4. Williams & Wilkins Publishing Co., 1995.

Boucher, J.P., King, M.A., Lefebvre, R., Pepin, A., “Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Activity in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome,” American Journal of Sports Medicine, 20(5): 527 – 532, 1992.

King, M. and Katch, F., “Changes in Body Density, Fat Folds and Girths at 2.3 Kg. Increments of Weight Loss,” Human Biology, 58(5): 709 – 718, October 1986.

King, M.A., Boucher, J.P. “Effect of pelvic inclination on neuromuscular activation of selected muscles during a jump down task.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Volume 36, Number 5, May 2004 Supplement.

King, M.A., Boucher, J.P., Perrin, D.H. “The effect of pelvic inclination on neuromuscular activation of selected trunk, hip and lower extremity muscles.” Journal of Orthopeadic and Sports Physical Therapy. Supplement, 2004.

King, M.A., Boucher, J.P. “Effect of Pelvic Inclination on Dynamic Equilibrium”. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 35(5) Supplement, 2003.

Basinger, S.Q., King, M.A., Arnold, B.A., Gansneder, B.M. “Core Stability and Functional Performance Assessments are Moderately Related. ” Journal of Athletic Training, 37(2): S13, 2002.

King, M.A., Arnold, B.L., Boucher, J.P.”Reliability of Measuring Pelvic Inclination the Sagittal Plane by Digital Still Photography.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 33(5): S195, 2001.

Teprovich, JM, King, M.A., Perrin, DH, Gansneder, BM, Shultz, SJ. Functional Playing Position Does Not Effect Quadriceps and Hamstring Average Torque and Muscle Group Ratios in Division-I Female Field Hockey and Lacrosse Players. Journal of Athletic Training. Supplement, 36(2), 2001.

Padua, D.A., King, M.A., Houglum, P, Rossner, K. “A single subject clinical study: The effects of core-stability training using a foam-roller on pelvic inclination, abdominal muscle strength and center of balance.” Journal of Athletic Training. Supplement, 35(2), 2000.

Coutu, M., King, M. A., Leroux, A., Lefebvre, R., Boucher, J.P., “Effects of Open and Closed Chain Exercise on Quadriceps Function.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Supplement 26 (5): S106, May 1995.

King, M.A., Coutu, M., Lefebvre, R., Boucher, J.P., “Effects of Hip External Rotation on Quadriceps Function.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Supplement 26(5): S12, May 1994.

Lefebvre, R., Boucher, J.P., King, M.A., Cyr, A., “Patellofemoral Dysfunction and the Vastus Medialis: Activation and Reactivation Considerations.” Proceeding of the 1993 International Conference of Spinal Manipulation. April/May 1993.

Boucher, J.P., King, M.A., Lefebvre, R., “Isometric Training Effects Overflow: Determination of a Nonspecificity Window.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Supplement 25(5): S134, 1993.

King, M.A., Boucher, J.P., Cyr, A., Lefebvre, R., “Evaluation of VMO/VL Ratio with Alteration of Patellofemoral Mechanics and Hip Adduction in Patellofemoral Syndrome.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Supplement 24(5) : S148, 1992.

Boucher, J.P., Cyr, A., Lefebvre, R., King, M.A., “The Vastus Medialis Oblicuus (VMO) is More Active at 90 Degrees of Knee Flexion.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Supplement 24(5): S147, 1992.

King, M.A., Boucher, J.P., Lefebvre, R., “Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Activity Through Knee Extension Range of Motion.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Supplement 21(2): S91, 1989.

Lefebvre, R., Pepin, A., King, M.A., Boucher, J.P., “Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Activity in Patellofemoral Syndrome.” Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. Supplement 21(2): S91, 1989.

King, M.A., and Katch, F.I., “Regional Changes in Relative Fat Patterning with Weight Loss in Middle- Aged Women.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 15(2): 106, 1983.

King, M.A., and Katch, F.I., “Anthropometric & Body Composition Changes with Incremental Weight Loss in Middle Aged Women“. American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, May 1983.