Jaynie Bjornaraa, PT, PhD, MPH, SCS, ATR, CSCS

Anatomy Lab Director/Associate Professor



Jaynie Bjornaraa is a graduate of the UW–Madison where she received a BS in Physical Therapy in 1984. She received an Advanced MS from the UNC–Chapel Hill in 1992 as well as an MPH in Health Services Administration from San Diego State University in 1998. Jaynie also received her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the UMN in 2008. She is board certified from the APTA as a Sports Clinical Specialist and is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well. Jaynie has 30 years of experience within Sports Medicine and Orthopedics training and rehabilitation settings. Her primary research interests are Sports Medicine and Orthopedic related topics. Jaynie teaches course content in musculoskeletal examination & intervention, anatomy, etc.

  • Sports medicine
  • Orthopedics

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008

Master of Public Health, Health Services Administration
San Diego State University, San Diego, California, 1998

Master of Science, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1991

Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1984

National Strength and Conditioning Association. (2008). Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year

Associate Professor, St. Catherine University, 2007–Present

PhD Student/TA, University of Minnesota, 2003–2008

Bjornaraa, L. & DiFabio, R. (2011). "Knee Kinematics following ACL Reconstruction in Females: The Effect of Vision on Performance during a Cutting Task." International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.

Bjornaraa, L. (2015). "NSCA Exam Prep for CSCS." NSCA Exam Prep

Bjornaraa, L. (2015). "NSCA Exam Prep Course for CSCS." NSCA Exam Prep

Bjornaraa, L. (2015). "Return to Sport." APTA Student Conclave Meeting

Bjornaraa, L. (2015). "ACL Prevention Programs." UW-River Falls Strength and Conditioning Conference

Bjornaraa, L., Berglund, J. & Gjerde, K. (2013). "Fitness Assessment." MNPTA Health and Wellness Fitness Evaluations 3 part series

Bjornaraa, L. (2013). "Sarcopenia and Geriatric Resistance Training." NSCA Regional Meeting

Bjornaraa, L. (2012). "Sarcopenia and Resistance Training for Older Adults." NSCA Annual Convention

Bjornaraa, L. (2012). "Bridging Programs: Closing the Gap from Formal Rehab to Return to Play." MATA Annual Meeting

Bjornaraa, L. (2012). "Joint Mobilization: The basics and a bit more." MATA Annual Meeting

Bjornaraa, L. (2012). "Geriatric Resistance Training." NSCA Personal Trainers Conference

Bjornaraa, L. & Grindstaff, T. (2012). "Resistance Training through Adulthood." APTA Combined Section

Bjornaraa, L. (2011). "Total Knee Rehabilitation." International Spine and Pain Institute

Bjornaraa, L. (2011). "Strength Training and Injury Prevention." Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference

Bjornaraa, L. (2011). "Pediatric Strength Training." Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference

Bjornaraa, L. (2011). "Medical Screening." Park Nicollet

Bjornaraa, L. (2011). "Core Rehabilitation for Injury Prevention." Great Lakes Athletic Training Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia