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John Vairo
John Vairo
Associate Teaching Professor
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
Program Director | Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Major
Summary Statement

John L Vairo's research agenda incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to sports medicine focusing on health-related quality of life and human performance in physically active persons.  

  • Kinesiology - KINES
  • Athletic Training
  • Undergraduate
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  • Ph.D., 2012, Kinesiology/Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., 2003, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S., 2000, Kinesiology/Athletic Training Option, The Pennsylvania State University
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Office Address
146 Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
  • Neuromusculoskeletal pathokinesiology of the knee, hip, shoulder and spine
  • Physical rehabilitation and orthopaedic manual therapy interventions
  • Methodology of physical preparation and task-specific training 
Grants and Research Projects

Dr. Vairo's focal areas of interest include musculoskeletal well-being in healthy, injured and post-operative athletic populations as well as the efficacy of sport rehabilitation and performance enhancement techniques using an evidence-based practice approach.