James Madison University
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.


  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • Health Sciences has BLACKOUT dates of September 15th and February 15th. You must be declared by September 15th to add HTH courses in the following Spring semester and by February 15th for the following Fall semester. There are NO exceptions.
  • JMU Summer Hours
    Monday – Thursday
    8:00 – 5:00
    Friday 8:00 – Noon
  • August 28
    First Day of Classes

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