Alexander McDaniel, DHSc, LAT, ATC, CSCS, Assistant Professor

McDanielMcDaniel, originally from South Florida, began his career in athletics playing beach volleyball. He competed beach volleyball for seven years throughout Florida and California both on the Bud Light volleyball tour and the California Beach Volleyball Association tour. His passion for athletic training began during his rehabilitation process after sustaining a career ending injury during play.

McDaniel completed his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at UNC Wilmington and a Masters of Health Science and Sports Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. He completed a Doctorate in Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in June of 2018. He has worked in the collegiate, high school, and health performance sectors as an athletic trainer and strength coach. McDaniel owned human performance rehabilitation facility and a sports medicine outreach company in Wilmington.

Current Research Interests:

  • Prevention and identification of mTBI injuries in athletic and military populations
  • Reduction of anxiety, stress, and depression in various population groups
  • Tactical strength & conditioning and health risk assessment research on fire and police personnel
  • Mobile application technology for biometric analysis and integration with military populations