Christopher Nightingale

Christopher NightingaleAssociate Professor of Athletic Training and Physical Education
Athletic Training Program Director
Phone: 207.581.2463

117 Lengyel Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Bio: Christopher Nightingale is an associate professor of athletic training and physical education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. He also serves as program director for the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. He teaches courses in athletic training clinical evaluation and therapeutic interventions. His current research interests include balance assessment and injury prevention interventions for older adult athletes. He is a district representative on the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarship Review Committee, serves on the University of Maine Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects, and has been a reviewer for several aging and physical activity journals.

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2009, Boston University
M.S. in Exercise Physiology, 1998, University of Massachusetts
B.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1995, University of Maine

Courses taught at UMaine

  • KPE 401: Athletic Training Senior Seminar
  • KPE 501: Athletic Training Clinical Experience I
  • KPE 521: Clinical Evaluation of Lower Extremity Injuries
  • KPE 522: Clinical Evaluation of Upper Extremity Injuries
  • KPE 532: Therapeutic Interventions II

Sample Publications

  • Livingstone, S., Mason, C.A., Tu, S., Nightingale, C.J., Lehnhard, R.A., & Butterfield, S.A. (2021). “Indicators of aerobic capacity.” International Journal of Physical Education, Sports, and Health. 8(1), 3-8
  • Nightingale, C.J., McNulty, J.D., & Butterfield, S.A. (2020) “Spatio-temporal gait variable differences between independent and assisted living older adults.” Innovation in Aging. 4(S1), 875
  • Nightingale, C.J., Mitchell, S.N., & Butterfield, S.A. (2019). “Validation of timed up and go test for assessing balance variables in adults aged 65 and older.” Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 27(2), 230-233
  • Angell, R.M., Butterfield, S.A., Tu, S., Loovis, E.M., Mason, C.A., & Nightingale, C.J. (2018). “Children’s throwing and striking: A longitudinal study.” Journal of Motor Learning and Development. 30(2), 237-242
  • Martinson, T.R., Butterfield, S.A., Mason, C.A., Tu, S., Lehnhard, R.A., & Nightingale, C.J.  PACER performance of children aged 11-14 with attention-deficit hyperactive disorder.  Pediatric Exercise Science.  2018; 30(2) 237-242

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