Justin  Moody, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
School of Health Professions
Office: 2G34 CHS Building 2
Email: jrmoody@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4328

Justin Moody, a native of Double Springs, Alabama, joined Samford in 2018 after completing his Ph.D. at Auburn University. His research interests focus on the developmental consequences of sports-related concussions. He is passionate about teaching and mentoring students, especially in regards to the benefits of sport and exercise on the brain.

“The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name.” – Exodus 15:3

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology - Neuroscience, Auburn University
  • M.Ed., Biomechanics, Auburn University
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Samford University


  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Safety and Health Institute


  • Pediatric neuroscience
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Sports-related concussion prevention
  • Rehabilitation of athletic injuries

Recent Presentations

  • Moody, J, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, “A Systematic Review of Acute Sports-Related Concussion Assessments”, Denver, Colorado. (2018).
  • Moody, J, Auburn University This Is Research Symposium, “Acute Sports-Related Concussion Assessment Selection”, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. (2018)
  • Moody, J., Feiss, R., Pangelinan, M., Tactical Athlete Summit, “The Effect of Sports-Related Concussion on the Cerebellum and Neurological Soft Signs”, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. (2017)

Research Areas

  • Pediatric Concussion
  • Minor neurological dysfunction
  • Athletic injuries
  • Developmental plasticity