Associate Professor Jaynie Bjornaraa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1984. She received an Advanced Master of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 1992 as well as a Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration from San Diego State University in 1998. Jaynie received her board certification from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a "Sports Clinical Specialist" in 1994 and received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota in 2008.
Jaynie is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well. She has served actively in the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Council for the NSCA-Certification Commission. She also presently serves on the Item Writing committee and Standards Setting committee for the APTA Sports Certification examination and as an item writer for the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer Exam. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers' Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American Public Health Association.
Jaynie has over 20 years of experience within Sports Medicine and Orthopedics training and rehabilitation settings. She has also traveled extensively as an athletic trainer for rugby teams both nationally and internationally. Her primary research interests are Sports Medicine and Orthopedic related topics.
Jaynie is in her seventh year at St. Catherine University and teaches course content in musculoskeletal examination & intervention, anatomy, musculoskeletal systems, clinical orthopedics and sports medicine.