Jason Brumitt PT, PhD, SCS, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Professor

Phone  (503) 352-7265                                                           
Email  brum4084@pacificu.edu
A faculty member since 2007



APTA Board Certified Specialist - Sports Physical Therapy (SCS)

NATA Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC)

NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS *D)


Teaching Responsibilities

DPT 530   Physical Agents and Mechanical Modalities

DPT 542   Principles of Therapeutic Exercise

DPT 730   Professional Lecture Series

DPT 790   Evidence Based Capstone Project (team taught course)

Areas of Interest

Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Strength and Conditioning Training


Evidence Based Practice



Brumitt J, Heiderscheit BC, Manske RC, Niemuth PE, Rauh MJ.  Lower Extremity Functional Tests and Risk of Injury in Division III Collegiate Athletes.  International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2013; 8(3): 216-227.

Brumitt J, Garside LI, Reisch R, Marshall T, Gilpin HE, Kinsey J, Imondi K, Robinson H.  Exercise habits and tobacco use among male latino farmworkers.  Journal of Agromedicine.  2013; 18: 122-131.

Brumitt J, Meira EP, Gilpin HE, Brunette M.  Comprehensive strength training program for a recreational senior golfer 11-months after a rotator cuff repair.  International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2011; 6(4): 343-356.

Dvorak H, Kujat C, Brumitt J.  Effect of therapeutic exercise versus manual therapy on athletes with chronic low back pain.  Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.   2011; 20: 494-504.

Brumitt J, Garside LI, Reisch R, Marshall T, Gilpin H, Kinsey J, Imondi K.  Musculoskeletal healthcare for Latino migrant farmworkers: interprofessional collaboration to provide service and educate future healthcare providers.  Health and Interprofessional Practice.  2011; 1(1): eP1002.

Meira EP, Brumitt J. Influence of the hip on patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review.  Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  2011; 3(5): 455-465.

Brumitt J. Successful rehabilitation of a recreational endurance runner: initial validation for the Bunkie test.   Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.  2011; 15(3): 384-390.  

Brumitt J, Reisch R, Krasnoselsky K, Welch A, Rutt R, Garside LI, McKay C.  Self-reported musculoskeletal pain in Latino vineyard workers.  Journal of Agromedicine.  2011; 16(1):72-80.

Brumitt J, Gilpin HE, Brunette M, Meira EP.  Incorporating kettlebells into a lower extremity sports rehabilitation program.  North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2010; 5(4): 257-265.

Meira EP, Brumitt J.  Minimizing injuries and enhancing performance in golf through training programs. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  2010; 2(4): 337-344.

Rudisile-Smith C, Loosli M, Brumitt J.  Clinically applicable paper: Land-based versus pool-based exercise for people awaiting joint replacement surgery of the hip or knee: results of a randomized controlled trial.  NZ Journal of Physiotherapy.  2009; 37(3): 160.

Brumitt J, Dale RB.  Integrating shoulder and core exercises when rehabilitating athletes performing overhead activities.  North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2009; 4(3): 132-138.

Brumitt J, Sproul A, Lentz P, McIntosh L, Rutt R. In-season rehabilitation of a division III female wrestler after a glenohumeral dislocation.  Physical Therapy in Sport.  2009; 10(3): 112-117.

Brumitt J.  Injury prevention for high school female cross-country athletes.  Athletic Therapy Today.  2009; 14(4): 8-12.

Brumitt J.  A return to running program for the postpartum client: a case report.  Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.  2009; 25(4): 310-325.

Brumitt J, McIntosh L, Rutt R. Comprehensive sports medicine treatment of an athlete who runs cross-country and is iron deficient.  North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2009; 4(1): 13-20.

Brumitt J, et al.  Glenohumeral joint range of motion in elite male golfers: a pilot study.  North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2008; 3(2): 83-88.

Brumitt J.  Critically appraised paper of Johnson et al (JOSPT 2007): The effect of anterior versus posterior glide joint mobilization on external rotation range of motion in patients with shoulder adhesive capsulitis.  NZ Journal of Physiotherapy. 2008; 36(1): 29-30.

Brumitt J, Dale B.  Functional rehabilitation exercise prescription for golfers.  Athletic Therapy Today.  2008; 13(2): 37-41.

Brumitt J.  The role of massage in sports performance and rehabilitation: current evidence and future direction.  North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.  2008; 3(1): 7-21.

Chiu LZF editor, Brumitt J.  Are specific spine stabilization exercises necessary for athletes?  Strength and Conditioning Journal.  2007, 29(1): 15-17.

Brumitt J.  Scapular-stabilization exercises: early-intervention prescription.  Athletic Therapy Today.  2006; 11(5): 15-18.

Brumitt J.  The role of the certified strength and conditioning specialist in preventing childhood obesity.  Strength and Conditioning Journal.  2006; 28(4): 54-56.

Brumitt J, Meira E.  Scapula stabilization rehab exercise prescription.  Strength and Conditioning Journal.  2006; 28(3): 62-65.

Brumitt J, Meira E. Rehab exercise prescription sequencing for shoulder external rotators.  Strength and Conditioning Journal.  2005; 27(6): 39-41.

Meira E, Brumitt J. Plyometric Training Considerations to Reduce Knee Injuries.  Strength and Conditioning Journal.  2005; 27(2): 78-80.

Brumitt J, Meira E, Davidson G.  In-season functional shoulder training for high school pitchers.  Strength and Conditioning Journal.  2005; 27(1): 26-32.



Brumitt J, Jobst E.  Physical Therapy Case Files: Orthopaedics.  New York: McGraw-Hill; 2013.

Brumitt J. Core Assessment and Training. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2010.


Brumitt J.  Rehabilitation of Thigh Injuries. In Andrews JR, Harrelson GL, Wilk KE (eds).  Physical Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete.  4th ed.  Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier (Saunders); 2012.

Meira EP, Wagner M, Brumitt J.  Hip Injuries (Special Topics chapter).  In Brotzman SB, Manske RC (eds).  Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. An Evidence-Based Approach.  3rd ed.  Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2011.

Meira EP, Brumitt J, Wagner MB. Extra-articular hip pathologies. Rehabilitation of the Hip. Sports Section (APTA) Home Study Course. 2011.

Brumitt J. Differential Diagnosis. Current concepts in evaluation, examination, and rehabilitation of the knee. Sports Section (APTA) Home Study Course. 2011.

Brumitt J. Endurance. In Shankman GA, Manske RC (eds). Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant. 3rd ed. St. Louis,Mo: CV Mosby; 2010.

Brumitt J. Muscle and Tendon Healing. In Shankman GA, Manske RC (eds). Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: CV Mosby; 2010.

Erickson GB, Brumitt J.  “Ocular Injuries in Sports: Assessment and Management”.  In: Erickson GB, Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports Performance. Elsevier; 2007


Functional Testing to Reduce Injury Risk and Guide Sports Rehabilitation Progression. OPTA Annual Conference. Portland, OR (March 31st, 2012)

Core Training: Functional Assessment and Exercise Prescription for Athletes.  1st Annual Northwest Regional Clinic (NSCA).  Spokane, WA (September 19th - 20th, 2009) Invited Speaker

The Role of the Hip in Sport: Exercise Prescription for Performance and Rehabilitation.  NWATA 2007 District 10 Conference, Vancouver, WA (March 24, 2007) Invited Speaker

Core Training: Post Rehab to Sport Specific

NSCA Personal Trainer’s Conference. Las Vegas, NV (March 12-13th, 2006) Invited Speaker.

Functional Rotator Cuff Training: Little League to College

NSCA Sport Specific Conference. Dallas, TX (Jan 5-6th, 2006)

Sport Specific Training for the Scapular Muscles 

NSCA WA State Clinic. Puyallup, WA (Aug. 6th, 2005) Invited Speaker

Returning the Athlete to Sport: Post Rehab Functional Testing for the Lower

Quadrant. NWATA 2004 District 10 Conference, Seaside, OR (March 27th, 2004)



Pacific University Faculty Development Grant.  "Measures of Fitness and Injury Risk Factors in Vineyard Cellar Workers".  2013

Pacific University Faculty Development Grant (w/ Richard Rutt, PT, PhD). "Exercise and Health Habits in Migrant Vineyard Workers".  2010