Paul A. Ullucci Jr., Ph.D., PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS

Associate Dean and Associate Professor | College of Health and Wellness
Providence Campus  

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Professor Paul Ullucci, Jr., an expert in orthopedics and sports science, speaks to the complexities, issues and prevention of injuries to athletes in youth sports, professional sports, and recreational sports. He has frequently discussed the causes and results of concussions and the role athletic trainers and physical therapists play in injury assessment and management. In addition, he has explored the perils of playing one sport and overuse injuries in youth athletics that lead to long term changes such as osteoarthritis, joint pain and functional limitations.

A licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer, Ullucci is a certified COVID-19 Contact Tracer, Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He in the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association’s Hall of Fame '49 Club and the Rhode Island Hall of Fame Athletic Trainers Association. He was named the National Athletic Trainers Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (2015). Ullucci received the APTA's Mary McMillan Award and is a member its workgroup revising “The Guide to Physical Therapist Practice."

Ph.D., Orthopedics and Sports Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Utah
DPT, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Utah
BS, Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston


  • Concussions; whiplash injuries; chronic headache; TMJ; spine, manual therapy, and injury prevention; workers' compensation

Media Coverage:

  • 08.01.19 - Overusue, United States Bone and Joint Initiative
  • 05.06.15 - Treadmill injuries, The Gene Valicenti Show AM630/99.7FM
  • 09.09.14 - Concussions in youth sports,  Dr. Ira Breite, Doctor Radio, SiriusXM
  • 04.09.14 - Importance of athletic trainers at all sporting events,  Dan Yorke State of Mind
  • 12.10.13 - Increase in injuries in the NFL, timeline for Rob Gronkowski's return, The Gene Valicenti Show AM630/99.7FM WPRO Radio
  • 08.21.13 - Station Muscle breakdown hospitalizes 3 students,  San Francisco Chronicle
  • 01.15.13 - Importance of USBJI mission to promote musculoskeletal health in the US,  PT Today
  • 10.05.12 - Youth Sports Injuries in Fall Athletes,  Dr. B,
  • 08.11.12 - Kinesio tape: The latest Olympic accessory, CNN
  • 09.27.11 - Keeping knees pain-free and flexible, USA TODAY
  • 09.19.11 - Winterizing your body for exercise, preventing injury & of course, Middle Age Exercise/Injuries,  Dr. Ira Breite, Doctor Radio, SiriusXM
  • 04.00.11 - Core Stabilization More than Crunches, Weight Watchers Magazine
  • 04.01.11 - Athletic trainers in high schools & RI laws governing concussions,  The Dan Yorke Show AM630/99.7FM
  • 03.24.11 - Concussion on the rise; some injuries down,  The Providence Journal
  • 01.21.11 - Unusual case at Iowa put focus on muscle disorder,  USA Today
  • 09.09.08 - Tom Brady's injury and expected recovery, The John Depetro Show  AM630/99.7FM
  • 08.17.06 - Backpack safety,  The Ron St. Pierre Show, AM630/99.7FM