Meet Athletic Training Faculty

John A. Nyland, DPT, SCS, EdD, ATC, CSCS, FACSM

Dr. John Nyland is professor and athletic training program director. Dr. Nyland possesses an extensive resume of professional training and routinely serves, advocates and teaches in venues around the world. Dr. Nyland is an editorial review board member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, the Journal of Athletic Training, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica, the Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, the World Journal of Orthopaedics, and Case Reports in Orthopedics. Dr. Nyland is a physical therapy consultant with the International Grande Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a past recipient of the Excellence in Education Award given by the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the John Joyce Award given by the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Nyland also developed, edited, and authored chapters in the Sports Physical Therapy Section book entitled, Innovations in Knee Rehabilitation, a textbook entitled, Clinical Decisions in Therapeutic Exercise: Planning and Implementation, published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. in 2005 and a home study course published by the Orthopaedic Section entitled Therapeutic Strategies for Developing Neuromuscular Control in the Kinetic Chain.

Tiffany Franklin, MA, LAT, ATC

A native of Indianapolis and an athletic trainer since 2007, Tiffany earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Franklin College and her Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Sport Performance from Ball State University where she was a graduate assistant Athletic Trainer. Her past experiences include serving as an assistant athletic trainer at Butler University, and the athletic trainer at Lawrence North High School. Prior to coming to Spalding, Tiffany was serving as the sports medicine coordinator with Community Health Network Sports Medicine in Indianapolis while assisting the Indy Eleven and Indy Fuel teams with sports medicine services.


Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP

Dr. Antimisiaris (Dr. D) earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Pacific (California), and completed a Geriatric Clinical pharmacy residency at VA Medical Center-West Los Angeles-UCLA.  A Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, her research interests include multi-stake holder decision making regarding medication use and health systems root cause analysis regarding medication use outcomes.  She’s an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville Depts. of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Family & Geriatric Medicine, where she teaches pharmacology for second year med students, dental students, as well as post grad training programs on medication management topics. Dr. D leads the U of L Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program, which is a unique program amongst medical schools in the United States, dedicated exclusively to improving outcomes related to polypharmacy through education, research and outreach. Dr. D has a strong interest in working with interdisciplinary professionals and learners to improve mutual understanding and education regarding medication use.