Adam Lepley

Assistant Professor in Residence | Program Director, Athletic Training Program


Program Director | Athletic Training Program
Assistant Professor in Residence | Department of Kinesiology
Assistant Professor | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
M.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
B.S., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Areas of Expertise:

Neural Excitability, Neuromuscular Control, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Muscle Inhibition


Dr. Lepley’s research agenda is focused on understanding neural contributions to muscle dysfunction and their involvement in lower extremity biomechanical and self-reported disability following traumatic knee joint injuries. The overall goal of this research is to identify the origins of persistent neuromuscular dysfunction for the purpose of maintaining long-term joint health following acute injury.



Sport Optimization And Rehabilitation (SOAR) Division of the Human Performance Laboratory, Primary Faculty,

Selected Publications:


  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Athletic Trainers’ Osteoarthritis Consortium
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Associate Editor: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBaCS)
Contact Information
Office LocationHorsebarn Hill Science Complex Biology Building 4, Room 015 3107 Horsebarn Hill Rd, Unit 4137 Storrs, CT 06269-4137; Gampel Pavilion 217 2095 Hillside Rd, Unit 1110 Storrs, CT 06269-1110