Mike Dolan '82 Professor

Mike Dolan '82

Phone: (716) 888-2964

Mike Dolan '82 is a Peter Canisius Distinguished Professor in the department of Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance.  He is the director of the Center for Health and Sports Medicine which is funded by a grant through the distinguished professorship program. 

Dolan has had a variety of professional experiences throughout his career as an athletic trainer. He has served as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a master of arts degree. He has also served as the head athletic trainer and assistant professor at Marietta College in Marietta Ohio.

Within the Department of Sports Medicine, he teaches several courses including Therapeutic Exercise, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Health Issues for Athletic Training, and the Practicums within the ATEP. He is also an approved clinical instructor.

Dolan is an active researcher who has been published in peer reviewed publications and presented his work at multiple national and regional symposiums.  His research topics include the effects of therapeutic modalities and anti-inflammatory medications on edema formation and functional activity following orthopedic injuries.  He is co-author of the text, Foot Orthotics in Therapy and Sport.  Dolan has earned several honors and awards including the Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for Outstanding Research Manuscripts and the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Funded Research Award.

He has been a column editor of Athletic Therapy Today as well as guest reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Therapy. He is also a grant reviewer for the NATA Research and Education Foundation, a new product consultant for Cramer Products, and the co-founder of Clinical Associates of Western New York. Dolan is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

  • First Aid, Foot & Ankle Injuries, Health Issues (Cardiovascular Disease, Nutrition, Smoking, Osteoporosis), Therapeutic Exercise