UNC

NC Central

Carrboro

East Chapel Hill High

Chapel Hill High

Northwood High School

NCAA

ACC

University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill

North Carolina
Central University

Carrboro High

East Chapel
Hill High

Chapel Hill
High

Northwood
High School

National Collegiate
Athletic Association

Atlantic Coast
Conference

Dr. Dan Hooker, PT, ATC

Dr. Dan Hooker

Dan Hooker, PT, MS, PhD

Associate Director of Sports Medicine

UNC Physical Therapy, Athletic Training

Dr. Dan Hooker has served the University of North Carolina as an athletic trainer and physical therapist since 1972. He is presently the Associate Director of Sports Medicine, provides athletic training coverage for most of the Tar Heel sports teams and was the program director for the Graduate Athletic Training Curriculum from 1975-1979.

Dr. Hooker earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Medical College of Virginia, 1967, Master of Science in Education from the University of South Carolina, 1971, and his PhD in Education from UNC in 1981. He has been an American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Sports Physical Therapy Specialist since 1987 and has served as the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Medicine Association as President and Secretary. He has contributed to several textbooks providing chapters on the rehabilitation of the spine, electrical modalities, compression devices, and traction. Hooker is involved in the research activities of the Exercise and Sports Science department providing consultation and data collection on a study of back pain in retired NFL players and consultation on several studies on concussion in football athletes. He received the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award in 2002.