Travis Pollen, PhD

Assistant Professor



Ronson Health and Applied Science Center
4201 Henry Avenue, Suite R225G
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Email Travis Pollen

Travis Pollen, PhD

Assistant Professor


PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA - 2020
MS, Biomechanics & Movement Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE - 2015
BA, Physics, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA - 2012

Recent Publications

Pollen T, Ebaugh D, Warren M, Milner C, Taylor J, Silfies S (2021). The Relationship Between Workload and Non-Contact Musculoskeletal Injury in College Swimmers: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Athletic Training.

Pollen T, Keitt F, Trojian T (2021). Do Normative Composite Scores on the Functional Movement Screen Differ Across High School, Collegiate, and Professional Athletes? A Critical Review. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 31(1):91-102.

Ebaugh D, Pollen T, Mohring J, Gerrity K, Goodstadt N, Finley M (2018). Pectoralis Minor Muscle Elongation and Scapulothoracic Motion Do Not Differ in Individuals with Short Versus Typical Resting Pectoralis Minor Muscle Length: A Cross-Sectional Study. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 22(6):519-526.


Diploma in Personal Training, National Personal Training Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 2013


Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Scholarship Award (Drexel University, 2020) 

Research & Clinical Interest

Dr. Pollen’s research areas of interest are athletic injury etiology and risk reduction. He is particularly interested in pre-participation movement screening, return-to-sport testing, and training load and the roles these factors play in injury risk appraisal. His work to date has focused on swimmers, but his research agenda includes plans to expand to a wide range of athletic populations. In conjunction with his scholarship, Dr. Pollen is devoted to bridging the gap between research and practice as well as between rehabilitation and performance training