Missy Fraser, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Missy Fraser, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor; MSAT Coordinator of Clinical Education

School of Health Professions


Ph.D. in Human Movement Science, Emphasis in Sport-Related Concussion, 2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S. in Kinesiology, 2003, Pennsylvania State University; B.S. in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science, Emphasis in Athletic Training, 1999, University of Iowa


Dr. Missy Fraser is a neuroscientist and certified athletic trainer with expertise in the clinical management of sport-related concussion (SRC). Her experiences as a clinical athletic trainer, an athlete and TBI survivor have driven her researcher interests. Her current research focuses on investigating methods to improve concussion assessments. Fraser is also interested in identifying the relationships between head impact biomechanics, safe play, SRC incidence and history as well as emotion dysregulation. Fraser joined the Augustana community in July 2023 as the clinical education coordinator (CEC) for the Master of Athletic Training (MSAT) program. She teaches injury evaluation, rehabilitation and neuroscience courses. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her niece and nephew, being outside (only in the summertime here — she’s originally from Texas), physical fitness, live music, movies and cooking/BBQing.