Peter Lisman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Peter Lisman, Ph.D.

Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 131 C
Mon./Thurs. 12:30-2 p.m.


Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Miami, 2009

M.S., Athletic Training, California University of Pennsylvania, 2002

B.S., Athletic Training, King's College, 2001

Areas of Expertise

Athletic Training
Functional Movement Assessments
Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
Research Methods

Peter J. Lisman, Ph.D., ATC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health Professions at Towson University. Dr. Lisman previously completed a postdoctoral research fellowship for the Human Performance Laboratory at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he was involved with numerous research projects focused on optimizing the health and human performance of today’s Warfighters. His present research focus is on the use of functional movement assessments to assess risk of injury in both military and athletic populations. Dr. Lisman is a certified Athletic Trainer with clinical experience working in the high school, collegiate, and industrial settings. His primary professional affiliations are with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Select Publications

  • Lisman P, Nadelen M, Hildebrand E, Leppert K, and de la Motte S. Functional movement screen and Y-balance test scores across levels of football competition. Biology of Sport 35(3):253-260, 2018.
  • Lisman P, De la Motte S, Gribbin T, Purvis D, Murphy K, and Deuster P. A systematic review of the association between physical fitness and musculoskeletal injury risk: part 1 – cardiorespiratory endurance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 31(6):1744-1757, 2017.
  • De la Motte S, Gribbin T, Lisman P, Beutler A, and Deuster P. The Interrelationship of common clinical movement screens: establishing population-specific norms in a large cohort of military applicants. Journal of Athletic Training 51(11):897-904, 2016.
  • De la Motte S, Lisman P, Beutler A, Sabatino M, O’Connor F, and Deuster P. The relationship between functional movement, balance deficits and prior injury history in deploying marine warfighters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 30(6):1619-25, 2016.
  • Lisman P, Kazman J, O’Connor F, Heled Y, and Deuster P. Heat tolerance testing: association between heat intolerance and anthropometric and fitness measurements. Military Medicine 179(11):1339-46, 2014.
  • Teyhen D, Bergeron M, Deuster P, Baumgartner N, Beutler A, de la Motte S, Jones B, Lisman P, Pauda D, Pendergrass T, Pyne S, Schoomaker E, Sell T, O’Connor F. Consortium for Health and Military Performance and American College of Sports Medicine Summit: Utility of functional movement assessment in identifying musculoskeletal injury risk. Current Sports Medicine Reports 13(1):52-63, 2014.

  • Lisman P, O’Connor F, Deuster P, and Knapik J. Functional movement screen and aerobic fitness predict injuries in military training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 45(4):636-43, 2013.


  • Clinical predictive screening tools and targeted injury prevention strategies for musculoskeletal injury in military and athletic populations

Courses Taught 

  • KNES 217 Functional Anatomy for Exercise Science 
  • KNES 311 Biomechanics
  • KNES 469 Advanced Writing for Research in Exercise Science 
  • ATTR 650 Human Performance Optimization
  • ATTR 681 Epidemiology and Research Methods in Athletic Training