Knight, a professor of exercise sciences at BYU, previously served as director of the BYU Human Performance Research Center. He also worked as the head athletic trainer at Weber State University, as associate athletic trainer and instructor at The State University of New York at Brockport and as an athletic trainer, professor and department chair at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
He brings to his new post decades of experience in the classroom and on the field. He is a former editor of the quarterly scientific Journal of Athletic Training; a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Distinguished Educator Award; and the first recipient of the NATA Research and Education Foundation's Clancy Medal for Research. In 2001, he was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame and in 2004 into the Utah Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame.
Knight is a professor of exercise science and director of the Human Performance Research Center at BYU. He received his associate degree from Dixie College; two bachelor's degrees from Weber State; and a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
"I love being an athletic trainer and truly believe health care across the board is better because of our work," Knight says. "Certified trainers lead in aggressive rehabilitation, and that's become the standard. We really make the world a better place."