Gianluca Del Rossi, Ph.D., A.T.C.

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine


  • Ph.D., Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, University of Florida
  • M.S., Exercise and Sport Sciences (Athletic Training), University of Florida

Biographical Sketch

Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine where he teaches in the Athletic Training Education Program.

Dr. Del Rossi earned his PhD in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine from the University of Florida. He holds a master's degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences specializing in Athletic Training also from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from York University.

Prior to joining the University of South Florida, Dr. Del Rossi was an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami where he served as the Program Director of the Sports Medicine graduate program. He also held a secondary appointment as an Adjunct Professor at the Miller School of Medicine where he served as a Gross Anatomy lab instructor.

Dr. Del Rossi has been a certified athletic trainer for 10 years. Before joining the academic world he worked as the head athletic trainer for men's tennis and for intramural sports at the University of Florida. In addition, he helped direct a sports medicine clinic that offered free rehabilitation services to all University of Florida students.

As an active member of several professional organizations, he serves on various committees. Dr. Del Rossi is currently the Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association and the Florida representative of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation.

Much of Dr. Del Rossi's research has focused on the management of cervical spine injuries. He has authored several papers on the safety of various procedures and techniques used for transferring spine-injured patients. Recently, Dr. Del Rossi has also focused his attention on evaluating injury prevention strategies in sport.

In his spare time, Dr. Del Rossi enjoys playing soccer, attending sporting events and traveling with family.