Quinnipiac University
Professor Mills is a member of the Quinnipiac University faculty serving as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education. He teaches primarily advanced orthopedic based courses, including Evaluation and Treatment of the Upper Extremity and Spine, along with Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques.

Professor Mills received his undergraduate education from Quinnipiac in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine and his Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a Concentration in Athletic Training from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he served as a graduate assistant working with the varsity men's soccer program and the club sports program. Professor Mills next worked at Stanford University for 4 years, assuming the role of Associate Athletic Trainer and Director of the Post-Graduate Athletic Training Program while working with the Men’s Gymnastics and Women’s Rowing programs. Professor Mills also spent a large portion of his time working to develop and update Stanford’s concussion protocol as part of a large multi-disciplinary team. While at Stanford, he was responsible for the revamping of the Post-Graduate Program, with a focus on personal development and human-centered design thinking.

Professor Mills has served in the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association College and University Athletic Training Committee, the California Athletic Trainers' Associations Governmental Action Committee. He has presented on thoracic evaluation, confidence, and communities of practice at regional and national conferences, and has several publications on lower extremity biomechanics of musculoskeletal injury, and currently serves as the chair of the Moyer Award committee for the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.
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  • BS, Quinnipiac University
  • DIPL, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional H.S.
  • MA, University of North Carolina

Areas of Expertise

  • Concussion Management
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports
  • Interprofessional Education


  • Physical Therapy

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Quinnipiac University

Clinical Assistant Professor/ Coordinator of Clinical Education

Hamden, CT

2018 - Present

SyncThink Inc.

Director of Clinical Education

Palo Alto, CA, USA

2017 - 2018

Stanford University

Associate Athletic Trainer/Director of AT Fellowship

Stanford, CA, USA

2013 - 2017

Selected Publications

Crisis of Confidence: What Confidence Means, and What We Can Do To Improve It?

Mills, M., Lewis, M.

Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Conference, Mashantucket, CT (2020)

VCOP and Video Journaling in Athletic Training Clinical Education

Mills, M., Norkus, S.

Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Conference, Mashantucket, CT (2020)

Abdominal Injuries: Differentiating Systemic from Muscular Injuries Through the Clinical Exam

Lewis, M., Straub, S., Mills, M.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Conference (2018)

Professional Designation