Faculty Profile

Adam Thompson

Professor; Chair, Division of Health and Human Performance

Health and Human Performance


Dr. Adam Thompson serves as the Chair of the Division of Health and Human Performance at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he is a Professor of Athletic Training. Prior to his current position, Dr. Thompson served as the Director of the Athletic Training Program at IWU from 2004-2019. He received his undergraduate athletic training degree from Anderson University in Anderson, IN, and his Masters of Science degree from Ohio University in Athens, OH. He earned his doctorate degree from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in Health Care Administration.

Adam is active with patients providing clinical care to IWU’s men’s and women’s cross country and golf teams as well as volunteering as an orthopedic healthcare provider at Bridges to Health, a free healthcare clinic in Marion, IN. In addition, he is part of the sports medicine support team for the USA Olympic fencing teams. Dr. Thompson’s research interests involve chronic stress and burnout in health care as well as manual therapy clinical interventions.


Chronic stress in health care, burnout, attrition, and sports medicine.


Capella University, 2005


Ohio University, 1997

Anderson University, 1996


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