C.M.E.R. ADVISORY BOARD

Karen Clippinger M.S.P.E.


received her masters in Exercise Science from the University of Washington and currently an associate professor at California State
University, Long Beach. She has worked for over 20 years in the areas of injury prevention and rehabilitation for dance and sports. Ms. Clippinger previously worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and prior to that, directed the Therapy and Conditioning Center for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Clippinger has worked with hundreds of dancers including members of the Joffrey, Mark Morris, Bill Evans and Alwin Nikolais companies. She has also consulted for the U.S. Weightlifitng Federation, U.S. Race Walking Team, the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and various sports medicine clinics and fitness facilities.


She has given over 300 kinesiology presentations throughout the U.S. and in Canada and Japan, including at the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Summit (New Orleans & Austin), eleven International Dance Exercise Conventions (New York, Orlando, Washington D.C., Chicago etc.), FACT Personal Trainers Convention (Philadelphia), ECA World Fitness Alliance (Miami & New York), Fourteenth Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers (Aspen), and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Conference (Baltimore, Miami). Other presentations include numerous dance kinesiology workshops at such universities as the University of Washington, University of Hawaii, Indiana University, Duke University (American Dance Festival), and Stanford University.


Ms. Clippinger has authored a manual, a booklet, several chapters and numerous articles related to dance and sports kinesiology. She wrote a monthly column for Shape Magazine from 1996-1999 emphasizing exercise technique, and currently is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal for Dance Medicine and Science.