Clinical Professor

Professor Alan Maynard is a nationally certified and Vermont state licensed Athletic Trainer (ATC). After graduating from Canisius College with dual majors in athletic training and physical education, he was awarded a graduate assistantship at the University of Virginia. There he completed his M.Ed. in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine while providing athletic training services for the field hockey and lacrosse teams for UVA Athletics. He also taught undergraduate lectures and labs as well as provided patient care alongside physical therapists at the McCue Center Sports Medicine Clinic. His thesis from Virginia was entitled: The Effect of Isotonic Knee Flexion Exercise on Anterior Tibial Displacement. With a desire to continue to work with elite athletes as well as teach athletic training students, he went to the University of Tampa. There he helped develop the now CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP).

While in Tampa, he also served as health athletic trainer for the very successful programs in UT Athletics. He was the certified athletic trainer for the baseball team that won the NCAA College World Series in 1998; the men’s basketball team who played in the NCAA Final Four in 2000; and for the men’s soccer team that won the NCAA national championship in 2001. From Tampa, Professor Maynard came to the University of Vermont as a certified athletic trainer working in the Athletic Medicine Department, which is a division of the Center for Health and Well Being. Soon after arriving at UVM, Professor Maynard moved into the faculty role of Director of Athletic Training Education. After 15 years of leading a very successful Athletic Training Program, he transitioned into courses that were closer to his passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Having participated in and lead numerous initiatives for inclusive excellence at UVM, the marriage of his background in health care and his passion for inclusive practice created an opportunity to teach in the area of public health. Teaching about racism and health disparities has generated an impactful learning experience for students across campus while also providing him great satisfaction.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Moderator: Indigenous Peoples’ Day: History, Meaning, and Critical Issues; UVM Indigenous Peoples’ Day Panel and Film Discussion; Burlington, VT; October 12, 2020
  • Reviewer: University of Vermont REACH Grant; Content Expert: Concussion; Burlington, VT; March, 2020
  • Panelist: UVM Faculty Fellows for Diversity and Inclusion; University of Vermont Blackboard Jungle Symposium 12: Engaging Inclusivity, Practicing Civility, and Shaping Learning Communities for Today and Beyond; Burlington, VT; March 22, 2019
  • Facilitator: Interprofessional Discussions on Family-Centered Care: Traumatic Brain Injuries; Vermont Family Network & The University of Vermont, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Burlington, VT; November 7, 2018
  • Principle Investigator, Viability of Partnerships Between the University of Vermont and Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Phase I; Report Filed August 1st, 2018; Presented August 21st, 2018 and September 20th, 2018
  • Workshop Facilitator: What Does Whiteness Mean at a Predominantly White Institution?, University of Vermont Blackboard Jungle Symposium 11: The University: A Sanctuary or an Arena? Fostering Inclusive and Difficult Conversations; Burlington, VT; March 22-23, 2018
  • Reviewer, Leadership Questions for Health Care Professionals: Applying Theories and Principles to Practice; Slack Inc., 2017 Invited Speaker; Concussions in Youth Sports: Policy and Legislation in Vermont; UVM College of Medicine, Community Rounds; Nov. 10, 2014; Burlington, VT
  • Group Moderator; University of Vermont Symposium; Blackboard Jungle 7: Expanding Diversity: Speaking Up, Reaching Out, and Stepping Beyond; Burlington, VT; March 25, 2014
  • Peer reviewed presentation; Maynard AM, Brock DW. Treating Obesity, Chronic Disease and Physical Inactivity: A Call to Athletic Trainers. Presented at: Northern New England Athletic Training Conference; June 11, 2011; Fairlee, VT.


  • Brock DW, Tompkins CL, Maynard AM. Treating Obesity, Physical Inactivity and Chronic Disease. NATA News; June 2011:22-23.

Awards and Recognition

  • Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Award; University of Vermont, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 2019
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Service Award; 2014
  • Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award; University of Vermont, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; 2013

Associations and Affiliations

  • State of Vermont Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainer
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Member
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Member
  • Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers' Member
  • Past-President, Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers
Alan Maynard, M.Ed., ATC

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Acute care sports medicine, concussion management and policy, social justice and inclusive excellence, health disparities, implicit bias


  • M.Ed., Sports Medicine/Athletic Training; University of Virginia
  • B.S., Athletic Training and Physical Education; Canisius College


  • 802-656-6768
Office Location:

302 Rowell Building

Office Hours:

By Appointment

Courses Taught

  • Racism and Health Disparities
  • Social Justice and Sport
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training
  • Therapeutic Modalities