Dr. Helen Binkley

Athletic Training Program Director, Associate Professor

Dr. Helen  Binkley
615-904-8192
Room 105, Alumni Memorial Gym (AMG)
MTSU Box 96, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Temple University, PA (1996)
  • M.S., University of Delaware (1988)
  • B.S., University of Delaware (1985)

Areas of Expertise

Aquatic research (e.g., exercise techniques, rehabilitation techniques, effects onbody, training programs, plyometrics, orthopedics, strength, and fitness for a variety of populations)
Strength training and conditioning (e.g.,techniques, program design, rehabilitation, sport performance, fitness and health, youth sport and training, and post-menopausal women)
Emergency response in athletic training (e.g., environmental conditions, latex allergies, emergency preparedness, first aid...

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Aquatic research (e.g., exercise techniques, rehabilitation techniques, effects onbody, training programs, plyometrics, orthopedics, strength, and fitness for a variety of populations)
Strength training and conditioning (e.g.,techniques, program design, rehabilitation, sport performance, fitness and health, youth sport and training, and post-menopausal women)
Emergency response in athletic training (e.g., environmental conditions, latex allergies, emergency preparedness, first aid techniques)

Experience with external funding agencies
NFL Charities
National Institutes of Health
American College of Sports Medicine

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Biography

Dr. Binkley earned her undergraduate degree in health and physical education and her Masters degree in sports medicine from the University of Delaware, and her doctorate degree in exercise physiology from Temple University. Dr. Binkley is currently the Undergraduate, Athletic Training Program Director and an associate professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at MTSU. She is actively involved in the profession as evidenced by her involvement with committee work, research a...

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Dr. Binkley earned her undergraduate degree in health and physical education and her Masters degree in sports medicine from the University of Delaware, and her doctorate degree in exercise physiology from Temple University. Dr. Binkley is currently the Undergraduate, Athletic Training Program Director and an associate professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at MTSU. She is actively involved in the profession as evidenced by her involvement with committee work, research and publications, and presentations at state, regional and national levels within the National Athletic Trainers Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute.

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Publications

Book Chapter:

Binkley, H., Biondi, M. (2011). Post-Operative Orthopedic Rehabilitation. In: Becker, BE & Cole, AJ eds. Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy, 3rd ed. Washington State University Publishing:Pullman, WA. 

Articles:

Binkley, H., Binkley, J., Wise, S. (2017). Aquatic exercise in pregnancy. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 32(2):31-36.

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Book Chapter:

Binkley, H., Biondi, M. (2011). Post-Operative Orthopedic Rehabilitation. In: Becker, BE & Cole, AJ eds. Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy, 3rd ed. Washington State University Publishing:Pullman, WA. 

Articles:

Binkley, H., Binkley, J., Wise, S. (2017). Aquatic exercise in pregnancy. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 32(2):31-36.

Binkley, H., Binkley, J., Wise, S. (2015). Land-based exercise during pregnancy. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 30(3):37-41

Binkley, H., Smith, D, Wise, S. (2012). Rehabilitation and return to sport after scaphoid fractures. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 34(5):24-33.

Tolbert, T., Mcllvain, G., Giangarra, C., Binkley, H. (2011). Injury rates in high school and collegiate athletics. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33(3):82-87.

Wise, S., Owens, D.S., Binkley, H. (2011) Rehabilitating athletes with medial epicondylalgia. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33(2):84-91.

Chung, G., Binkley, H. (2010). Acupuncture and knee conditions: a review of literature. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 2(6):278-286.

Standley, R., Miller, M., Binkley, H. (2010) Massage’s effect on injury, recovery and performance: a review of techniques and treatment parameters. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 32(2):64-67.

Reader, S., Binkley, H. (2010) Current management and rehabilitation Legg-Calves-Perthes Disease. Athletic Therapy Today, 15(4):30-35.

Whitehill, W., Binkley, H., Wright, K., Dell-Pruett, M. (2009) The Drug Testing Process. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 31(6):28-37.

Tolbert, T, Binkley H. (2009) Prevention of Shin Splints. Strength and Conditioning Journal 31(5):69-72.

Tolbert, T., Binkley, H. (2009) Prevention of Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) in the Athletic Environment. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 31(3):85-90. Davis, K.,

Kang, K., Boswell, B., DuBose, K., Altman, S., Binkley, H. (2008) Validity and Reliability of the Medicine Ball Throw for Kindergarten Children. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(6):1958-1963.

Sayers, A., Eveland-Sayers, B., Binkley, H. (2008) Preseason Fitness Testing in NCCA Soccer. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 30(2):71-75.  

Cleary, M., Ruiz, D., Eberman, L., Mitchell, I., Binkley, H. (2007) Dehydration, Cramping, and Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: A case report with suggestions for recovery. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 16(3):244-259.

Binkley, H. (2006) Exercise: The Overhead Step-up. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 28(5):67-69.

Binkley, H., Hollandsworth, K. (2005) Does your facility need an AED? Strength and Conditioning Journal, 27(3):16-24.

Parson, M., Binkley, H. (2005) Spina Bifida and latex allergies--- a review and recommendations for teachers. Palestra, 21(1):34-36,38,49

Vescovi, J., Binkley, H., Kerksick, C. (2004) Sports performance graduate program interest and need survey: a brief report from the NSCA Education Committee. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18(2):383-387.

Binkley, H., Schroyer, T., Catalfano, J. (2003) Latex Allergies: A review of recognition, treatment, management, prevention, education, and alternative product use. Journal of Athletic Training, 38(2):133-140.

Binkley, H., Williams, L. (2003) Emergency Procedure for the Strength and Conditioning Coach. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 25(1):7-18.

Binkley, H., Beckett, J., Casa, D., Kleiner, D., Plummer, P. (2002) National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses, Journal of Athletic Training, 37(3):329-343.

Binkley, H. (2002) Lightning Safety, Strength and Conditioning Journal, 24(4):1-2.

Binkley, H., Kendrick, Z., Doerr, E., Perfetti, G., and Pina, I. (2002) Effects of water exercise on cardiovascular responses of hypertensive elderly inner-city women. The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy, 10(1):28-33.

Kendrick, Z., Binkley, H., Mettiagan, J., and Ruoti, R. (2002) Effects of water exercise on improving muscular strength and endurance in suburban and inner city older adults. The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy, 10(1):21-27.

Binkley, H. (2002) Strength, Size, or Power?, NSCA’s Performance Training Journal, 1(4):12-18. www.nsca-lift.org/perform.

Binkley, H., and Schroyer, T. (2002) Aquatic Exercise in the Treatment of Upper Extremity Injuries, Athletic Therapy Today, 7(1):49-54.

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Presentations

Dr. Binkley has had many presentation opportunities over the years, listed are a few of those presentation:

Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute:

Aquatic Rehab Specialty Certificate 3 day (20 hour) workshop conducted by Mary Wykle, Marti Biondi, and Helen Binkley), Chicago, November 19-20, 2012            

Orthopedic Specialty Institute 3 day (20 hour) workshop condu...

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Dr. Binkley has had many presentation opportunities over the years, listed are a few of those presentation:

Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute:

Aquatic Rehab Specialty Certificate 3 day (20 hour) workshop conducted by Mary Wykle, Marti Biondi, and Helen Binkley), Chicago, November 19-20, 2012            

Orthopedic Specialty Institute 3 day (20 hour) workshop conducted by Terri Mitchell and Helen Binkley), Chicago, November 19-21, 2010

Orthopedic Specialty Institute 3 day (20 hour) workshop conducted by Terri Mitchell, Laruie Denomme, and Helen Binkley), Las Vegas, September 24-26, 2010  

International Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Conference, Sanibel FL, 

Plyometric and Jump Training in Aquatics, June 2012            

Youth Fitness Programs for Overweight Children, June 2012            

Post-surgical Orthopedic Aquatic Rehabilitation. June 2010  

TAHPERD Annual Meeting:            

Session: Water Exercise Programs for Children, November 2009             Session: Preventing Heat & Hydration Emergencies in Active Populations, November 2009

NATA Annual Meeting:                        

Workshop- Aquatic Therapy for Upper Extremity Injuries, June 2004

Workshop- Latex Allergies and the Athletic Trainer, June 2003.

Symposium Session- Advances in Strength Training Topic: Relationship between the Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Athletic Trainer, June 2002.            

Symposium Session- Pronouncements Topic: Heat Illness Position Statement, June 2000.            

SEATA Annual Meeting:            

Session: Plyometrics and Jumping in the Aquatics Environment, March 2014.                        

Session: Latex Allergies in Athletic Training, March 2006.

SEATA Student Symposium:            

Session: Aquatic Therapy, February 2017

Latex Allergies in Athletic Training, February 2007, 2008.            

TATS Annual Symposium:

Session: Differential Diagnosis of Emergent Conditions in Athletic Training, Evidence-Based Medicine CEU, January 2016

Session: Lasers in Athletic Training, January 2007                        

Session: Pharmacology in Athletic Training, January 2006                        

Workshop (3 hour - included lecture and pool based activity): Aquatic Therapy, January 2005                        

Session: Research: Transition into Clinical Practice, January 2005.

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Awards

Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association – Education/Administration Athletic Trainer Award, March 2016.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, June 2015.

TATS The Jerry Robertson Educator Award, January 2015.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association – 25-Year Award, 2011.

Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA), July 2009.

National Athletic Trai...

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Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association – Education/Administration Athletic Trainer Award, March 2016.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, June 2015.

TATS The Jerry Robertson Educator Award, January 2015.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association – 25-Year Award, 2011.

Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA), July 2009.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Athletic Trainer Service Award, June 2009.

Iota Tau Alpha (Alpha Delta Chapter) Athletic Training Education Honor Society- Honorary Member, Middle Tennessee State University, April 2009

Award of Appreciation – Bronze Award – NSCA Certification Commission’s Credentials of Distinction, July 2008.

Faculty Leadership Academy, Middle Tennessee State University, Certificate of Achievement, February 2008.

NSCA Retired Board Member Plaque presented July 2007.  

NSCA World Headquarters Founders Club.

President’s Award – National Strength and Conditioning Association, June 2003. 

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Research/Scholarly Activity

Dr. Binkley spends time mentor student research and projects, developing students for active engagment in the profession and lifelong learning. Samples of this include:

Mentored Student Oral Presentations:            

TATS Annual Symposium

Margaret Burton: “A Two Mechanism Non-Contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear in a High School Football Player: A Case Study.” Janua...

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Dr. Binkley spends time mentor student research and projects, developing students for active engagment in the profession and lifelong learning. Samples of this include:

Mentored Student Oral Presentations:            

TATS Annual Symposium

Margaret Burton: “A Two Mechanism Non-Contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear in a High School Football Player: A Case Study.” January, 2017                        

Amanda Januchowski: “Muscle Herniation following Bilateral Quadruple Compartment Release: A Case Study.” January, 2016

Kelly Stephens: “Comminuted, Displaced Ulnar Shaft Fracture in a Collegiate Football Player: A Case Study.” January, 2016                        

Dan Connor: “Multiple Knee Injuries in a Collegiate Female Soccer Player: A Case Study.” January, 2016  

Mentored Student Poster/Abstract Presentations:

TATS Annual Symposium            

Lafever, TC, Gordon, S, Binkley, HM. “Acute Right Vertebral Artery Dissection at the C4 Level.” January 2017.

Burton, MA, Forge, H, Binkley, HM. “A Non-Contact Anterior Cructiate Ligament Tear in a High School Football Player: A Case Study.” January, 2017.

Burton, MA, Forge, H, Binkley, HM. “Tibia-Fibula Fracture in a High School Football Player: A Case Study.” January 2017.                        

Burton, MA, Forge, H, Binkley, HM. “An Inferior Glenohumeral Dislocation, 360o Labral Tear, Bankart Lesion, and Hill Sacks Lesion in a High School Football Player.” January 2017.                        

Burton, MA, Forge, H, Binkley, HM. “A Talocrural Dislocation in a High School Football Athlete: A Case Study.” January 2017.                        

Busbee, H, Killingsworth, A, Binkley, HM. “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome in an adolescent female basketball/volleyball athlete: A Case Study.” January 2017.                        

Crain, JC, Loubier C, Binkley, HM. “Case Report of a High School Football Player with Blunt Trauma to Abdomen and Back.” January, 2017.

SEATA Student Symposium

Bussell, G., Binkley, H., Fish, F., Yarbourgh, A. “Neurocardiogenic Syncope in a High School Baseball Player: A Case Study.” February 2013.

Dissertation/Thesis Committee Completions:

Dickson, P., Binkley, H. Weatherby, N., Umsheid, D (2016) Identifying barriers to weight management among Hawaiian women. Dissertation, MTSU, chair.

Cravey, J., Binkley, H. Weatherby, N. (2014) Perceived relative advantages of intravenous rehydration being a standard protocol for certified Athletic Trainers. Thesis, MTSU, chair.

Mathes, W. Binkley, H. Weatherby, N. (2014) Effects of an Athletic Trainer’s presence on an Athletic Director’s knowledge of the Tennessee youth concussion law. Thesis, MTSU, chair.

Dickson, C. Anshel, M., Binkley, H., Brinthaupt, T., (2012) Effects of scripture-based pastoral counseling on exercise participation and adherence among male and female African American adults. Dissertation, MTSU, member.

Haley, J. Binkley, H., Weatherby, N. (2011) Reliability of the Rockport Walk Test in 5-8 year old children. Thesis, MTSU, chair.

Williams, C. Binkley, H., Umsheid, D., Hamilton, G., Kim, J. (2009) The effects of sense of coherence and rumination on sleep quality. Dissertation, MTSU, chair.

Tolbert, T. Binkley, H., Weatherby, N., Parsons, L., Miller, M. (2009) Exposure to injury in sport: High school football surveillance system. Dissertation, MTSU, chair.

Heiser, S., Veal, M.L., Binkley, H., Belcher, D. (2008) Back pain prevention knowledge of physical education teacher candidates. Thesis, MTSU, member.

Dickson, C., Jubenville, C., Binkley, H., Kang, M. (2007) An examination of job titles, education, and certification on perception of NCAA II strength and conditioning coaches job satisfaction. Thesis, MTSU, member.

Lumpkin, K., Anshel, M., Binkley, H., Fuller, D. (2007) The effects of low level laser therapy and exercise on perceived pain and activities of daily living in low back pain patients. Dissertation, MTSU, member.

Anderson, P., Anshel, M., Binkley, H., Parsons, L. (2006) Effects and predictors of bone mineral density in college-aged female athletes. Dissertation, MTSU, member.

Cowen, W., Weatherby, N., Anshel, M., Binkley, H., Williams, J., (2005) The effect of motivational climate on health-related fitness components of youth. Dissertation, MTSU, member.

Poster/Abstract Presentations:

ACSM Conference – Farnsworth, J., Evans T., Binkley, H., Kang, M. “Psychometric Evaluation of Patient Reported Knee Outcomes for Assessment of Knee- Related Function.” Denver, June 2017.

AAPHERD Conference- Barreira, T., Kang, M., Davis, K., Binkley, H. “Assessing Reliability of Medicine Ball Throw Using Generalizability Theory,” Fort Worth, April 2008.  

AAPAR Conference- Diversity in Physical Activity and Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges: Davis, K., Kang, M., Boswell, B., DuBose, K., Binkley, H. “Validity and Reliability of the Medicine Ball Throw for Kindergarten Children,” Dallas, October 2007.

NSCA National Convention: Binkley, H., E. Doerr, A. Finestone, I. Pina, Z. Kendrick "Effect of Water Exercise on Development of Muscular Strength and Endurance in Elderly Inner City Women," Las Vegas, June 1997. 

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Creative Activity

Dr. Binkley is active in the profession volunteering and participating in various committees, work groups, or positions of leadership. Listed below is a small portion of the activities that she has been and currently is involved.

Board of Athetic Trainers for Tennessee ( 2015-present ) - appoointed by Governor Bill Haslam.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) - Site Visitor

Reviewer for a variety of journals; including, but not limited to:...

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Dr. Binkley is active in the profession volunteering and participating in various committees, work groups, or positions of leadership. Listed below is a small portion of the activities that she has been and currently is involved.

Board of Athetic Trainers for Tennessee ( 2015-present ) - appoointed by Governor Bill Haslam.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) - Site Visitor

Reviewer for a variety of journals; including, but not limited to: International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, journal of Athletic Training.

National Strength and Concitioning Association: Conference Committe (presently); past Board of Directors Member (2004-2007); Education Committe and chair (1998-2004); women's task force/committee (2006-2013)... and many more.

Southeast Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA): Research and Education Committee (2005-present); TN representative to NATA Foundation (2013-present)

Tennessee Athletic Trainer's Society (TATS):  Professional Education Committee (co-chair 2015 - present, member 2012-2014); Secondary School Committee (2012-2014 co-chair)

MTSU many committee appointments and activities over the years.

 

 

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Courses

Dr. Binkley has taught a variety courses within the Athletic Training Curriculum since arriving at MTSU in 2004.  She has developed new courses as necessary, and have taugth the following:

UNDERGRADUATE:

ATHT 4200/01 Acute Trauma & Emergency Care in Athletic Trianing and Lab

ATHT 4500 Therapeutic Medications and Ergogenic Aids in Sport

ATHT 4000 Strength Training, Conditioning and Human Performance

ATHT 4960 Rehabilitation Tech...

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Dr. Binkley has taught a variety courses within the Athletic Training Curriculum since arriving at MTSU in 2004.  She has developed new courses as necessary, and have taugth the following:

UNDERGRADUATE:

ATHT 4200/01 Acute Trauma & Emergency Care in Athletic Trianing and Lab

ATHT 4500 Therapeutic Medications and Ergogenic Aids in Sport

ATHT 4000 Strength Training, Conditioning and Human Performance

ATHT 4960 Rehabilitation Techniques

ATHT 4970/1 Therapeutic Modalities and Lab

ATHT 4965 Aquatic Exercise and Therapeutic Rehabilitation Techniques

ATHT 3590 Athletic Training Medical Documentation and Terminology

ATHT 3000 Clinical A in Athletic Training

ATHT 4990 Senior Seminar in Athletic Training

ATHT 3570 Psychomotor Skills in Athletic Training

ATHT 3980 Indroduction to Evidence Based Medicine in Athletic Training

ATHT 4980 Advanced Evidence Based Medicine in Athletic Training

ATHT 3901 Human structure and Moveing in Sport and injury Lab

ATHT 4920 Independent Study in Athletic Training

ATHT 4999 Independent Research in Athletic Training

PHED/HLTH 3300 First Aid and Safety

GRADUATE

ATHT 5965 Aquatic Exercise and Therapeutic Rehabilitation techniques

EXSC 5000 Strength Training, Conditioning and Human Performance

HLTH 6500 Pathopharmacology in Health and Human Performance

HHP 7060 Research Practicum in Health and Human Performance

HHP 7600 Teaching Practicum in Health and Human Performance

HLTH 6910 Special Problems

HLTH 6640 Thesis Research

HHP 7640 Dissertation Research

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