Dr. Jessica Baum Mehus

Jessica Baum Mehus is originally from Norwalk, Ohio.

Baum attended Baldwin-Wallace College and graduated in 1997 with a bachelor of arts with a major in athletic training. Her minors were biology, psychology, and coaching. Baum graduated with a master of science degree in 1999 from Ohio University, where she had a graduate assistantship that included working with football, volleyball, and softball. As part of the GA position, Baum also taught an athletic training/injury information class to non-AT majors and first aid/CPR courses.

After completing her MS degree, Baum began her first athletic training position at SUNY Fredonia. After working there, she moved to Long Island to work with the New York Power of the Women’s United Soccer Association and the Long Island Rough Riders of the DIII Pro Soccer League. In 2003, Baum began her time at IUP when she was hired as a full-time AT to work with varsity sports. This position also gave her the opportunity to resume work with athletic training students, which was something she had missed

In 2010, Baum began to work on her PhD in the Administration and Leadership Studies program at IUP. Baum completed her dissertation, “Social Psychological Influences on Sport-Related Injury Reporting of Collegiate Student-Athletes,” in August 2018. Baum expanded on this research as she begins her career as a faculty member in the KHSS Department.

Courses Taught

  • KHSS 143 Physical Well-Being
  • KHSS 209 Motor Behavior
  • KHSS 315 Biomechanics
  • KHSS 525 Risk Management in Athletic Training
  • KHSS 576 Practicum I
  • KHSS 575 Pathology and Assessment III
  • KHSS 648 Therapeutic Modalities
  • KHSS 580 Org and Admin in Athletic Training
  • KHSS 676 Practicum III

Office Hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.–Noon
  • Tuesday and Thursday12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Zink Hall, Room 238, 1190 Maple St. Indiana, PA. 15705
  • Email: jbaum@iup.edu