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PHOTO: B. Kent Diduch

B. Kent Diduch, MD

Physician Assistant, Athletic Training

  • Office: Godwin 128
  • Phone: 540-568-6562
  • Email: diduchbk@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 2301
    261 Bluestone Dr.
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


Kent Diduch, M.D. is a native Virginian who graduated from The College of William and Mary and The University of Virginia School of Medicine  Dr. Diduch is a board certified family physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Diduch also serves JMU as an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences and as the Medical Director for the athletic training and physician assistant academic programs. Dr. Diduch serves on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Virginia High School League and has been an invited speaker on several occasions to conferences throughout the Commonwealth on primary care sports medicine related topics.

Before joining JMU, Dr. Diduch was in private practice in Bridgewater, V. for 10 years. During this time he also was a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at U.Va. and helped the athletes from Fort Defiance High School and Bridgewater College.

When not working, Dr. Diduch likes cycling and spending time with his family. His wife is a professor of economics at Mary Baldwin College and they have one daughter, Emma.


  • On May 20, 2015, the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance announced that the CAATE Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs will be changed to require that professional programs be at the master’s degree level.  James Madison University is dedicated to meet this accreditation requirement in order to continue providing excellent education to produce strong athletic training health care providers.  Our transition to the master’s degree has begun and will influence students entering JMU as freshman in the fall 2018 semester and thereafter.  These students should refer to information on our Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

    For students who entered JMU in the fall of 2017 or are considering transferring to the University, please note the last admission cycle to the professional phase of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree program will occur in spring 2019. Students who have completed all required AT courses and general education courses by the end of the 2019 first summer session are eligible to submit their admission application in April 2019.  Admission decisions will be made in July 2019 once the first summer session is complete.  All future students will need to apply to the Master of Science Program.  The final cohort of students seeking the BSAT degree will graduate in May 2021.


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