Kerry Mullenix serves as the Director of Athletic Rehabilitation for all of the Blue Devil teams in addition to assisting with football athletic training coverage. Prior to entering his current role, Mullenix was the primary Athletic Trainer for the Duke baseball and wrestling teams from 1998-2002.
Mullenix, a native of Woodbine, Iowa, also works closely with the Duke Physical Therapy program serving as a Clinical Coordinator for the Duke Division I Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship and a Clinical Instructor for physical therapy & athletic training students.
In July of 2018, Mullenix was named to the newly-created Integrative Performance Excellence Group, a unit comprised of directors in the areas of Sports Performance, Athletic Medicine, Sports Nutrition and Behavioral Health, as well as individuals representing psychological services, team physicians and primary care physicians. The goal of this working group is to enhance the experience of Duke student-athletes by providing an integrative approach to the care of each individual athlete throughout his or her collegiate career while continuing to cultivate partnerships with the Duke University Hospital, Duke Sports Science Institute, Duke Student Health and Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as part of its holistic approach to student-athlete health.
Mullenix earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his master's in physical therapy degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a Certified Dry Needling practitioner and utilizes Total Motion Release techniques.
Professionally, Mullenix has co-authored a chapter for the Oxford American Handbook of Sports Medicine, which was published in 2010. He and other Duke Athletic Medicine staff members performed a study reviewing “Case Series of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Injuries in Division 1 College Athletes.” The study was published in Sports Health in 2014.
Mullenix has made numerous professional presentations locally, regionally, nationally and for the Japanese National Athletic Training Symposium in Tokyo.