James Madison University
PHOTO: Paula Maxwell

Paula J. Maxwell PhD, ATC

Athletic Training

  • Office: HBS 5051C
  • Phone: 540-568-8872
  • Email: maxwelpj@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4101
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Exercise Science (Applied Physiology), University at Buffalo
  • M.S., Physical Education (Athletic Training), Indiana State University
  • B.S., Physical Education (Athletic Training), Houghton College (NY)

Teaching Area

  • Athletic training


  • exercise-induced asthma with specific attention given to the role that dehydration plays in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • the development of web-based teaching and learning tools specific to athletic training


  • Kayaking, traveling, skiing, and woodworking



  • 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

Welcome from Health Sciences

PHOTO: Herb AmatoHealth is one of the most important disciplines in today’s world. Given the current and future global demand for well trained and passionate health professionals, now is an ideal time to study in our department. We urge you to learn about our programs to see where your future ambitions fit. More >