Julie Bernier

Phone: (603) 535-2518
Office: Health & Human Enrichment, Human Performance Center, MSC 22, Plymouth, NH 03264

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

Dr. Julie Bernier is a professor of athletic training and previously served as the Program Director of athletic training, and Chair of the Department of 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.

Programs of Study

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Athletic Training

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