John A. Nyland, DPT, SCS, EdD, ATC, CSCS, FACSM
Professor and Program Director
Dr. Nyland possesses an extensive résumé of professional training and routinely serves, advocates and teaches around the world. Nyland is an editorial review board member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), the Journal of Athletic Training, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica, the Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Case Reports in Orthopedics. Dr. Nyland is president of the JOSPT Board of Directors. Nyland is a physical therapy consultant with the International Grande Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a past recipient of the Excellence in Education Award given by the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the John Joyce Award given by the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Nyland developed the books Innovations in Knee Rehabilitation and Clinical Decisions in Therapeutic Exercise: Planning and Implementation; he also developed a home study course, Therapeutic Strategies for Developing Neuromuscular Control in the Kinetic Chain. Nyland served on the 1996 and 2008 USA Paralympic games sports medicine staff and as an International Para-Archery Classifier in 2012 and 2016.
Faculty & Staff
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD
Associate ProfessorDemetra Antimisiaris, also known as Dr. D, is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy. She then completed a clinical pharmacy residency in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy at the UCLA-West Los Angeles veterans administration program. Dr. D is an associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and leads the Frazier Polypharmacy and Medication Management program which is dedicated to education, research and outreach to help solve the problems associated with polypharmacy. She authors continuing education courses for physicians, pharmacologists, nurse practitioners, social workers and other interdisciplinary learners. She serves on the editorial board of several peer reviewed journals and is dedicated to pharmacology education.
Adam Diamond PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Adjunct FacultyAdam Diamond graduated with his B.S in Athletic Training from Eastern Kentucky University. After working as a licensed athletic trainer in a high school setting for a year, he then went to The Ohio State University and obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During this time Diamond worked to receive his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and began training youth to collegiate athletes in injury prevention and sports performance. There he also helped instruct in the athletic training program’s anatomy lab and volunteered in the biomechanics research lab. He currently works at The University of Louisville as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the swimming & diving team.
Kayla Diamond, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, PES
Adjunct FacultyKayla Diamond graduated with her B.S in Athletic Training from Eastern Kentucky University and further earned her Master of Science from Western Kentucky University. She currently practices athletic training and strength and conditioning at ProRehab Physical Therapy and is responsible for preventing and treating various sports injuries as the athletic trainer at Louisville Collegiate School. Before her experience with ProRehab, she obtained her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) as an injury reconditioning specialist in Columbus, Ohio, working with youth athletes to the older adult population in injury prevention and sports performance.
Tiffany Franklin, MA, LAT, ATC
Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor
A native of Indianapolis and an athletic trainer since 2007, Tiffany Franklin earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Franklin College and her master’s degree in exercise science and sport performance from Ball State University, where she was also a graduate assistant athletic trainer. She served as an assistant athletic trainer at Butler University and the athletic trainer at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Prior to coming to Spalding, Franklin was the sports medicine coordinator and physician extender with Community Health Network Sports Medicine in Indianapolis and the recipient of the 2013 Community Health Network Sports Medicine Employee of the Year Award. Franklin assisted with developing outreach contracts, provided sports medicine services to area middle and high schools and facilitated interdisciplinary educational programming. She also assisted the Indy Eleven and Indy Fuel teams with sports medicine services. Franklin is currently pursuing her doctorate in leadership education at Spalding University.