The faculty and students from the College of Educational Studies, BS in Athletic Training Program had numerous accomplishments at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 65th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo this past week in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The annual educational event was highlighted by Assistant Professor, Sara Nottingham, EdD, ATC, CSCS presenting 3 different lectures (tied for most presentations by any AT educator at this year’s symposia) titled, How did I do? A preceptor’s guide to providing effective feedback to AT students; Best practices in clinical education; and The reliability of faculty and preceptors’ evaluation of AT students’ clinical skills. Dr. Nottingham was joined by Associate Professor, Michelle Cleary, PhD, ATC and her presentation, Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Consideration for the Athletic Trainer. Recent Ph.D. in Education graduate and recent hire as an assistant professor in athletic training at the University of La Verne, Tricia Kasamatsu, PhD, ATC spoke on the Systematic Review of Smartphone Accelerometer Validity and reliability: Practical applications for measuring concussion-related balance deficits.
Not to be outshined by their faculty counterparts, four recent BS in Athletic Training graduates and first time passers of the Board of Certification, Inc., national AT certification exam participated in the NATA Foundation Free Communications Poster Presentation section of the symposia.
- Sandra Koen, BS, ATC – Effectiveness of Kinesio Tapeapplication by a trained practitioner on DOMS of Biceps Brachii.
- Sarah Dressler, BS, ATC – Perceptual scales of hyperthermia subjects during intense exertion in the heat.
- Elyse Zaleski, BS, ATC – Comprehensive study measuring artificial turf temperatures between the infrared thermometer and the research surface temperature probe.
- Rachel Kirkpatrick – Identifying common compensation patterns in elite dancers using the Functional Movement Screen.
Also attending were Dr. Jason Bennett, director of the AT education program who assisted as a lab assistant for a variety of learning lab sessions and Senior Associate Dean, Ky Kugler, EdD, ATC. Dr. Kugler was recently appointed to the Post-Professional Education Committee of the NATA Executive Council for Education (ECE), which interfaces the NATA with the Board of Certification, NATA Research and Education Foundation and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Both Drs. Bennett and Kugler were on-hand at the Pinky Newell Scholarship & Student Leadership Breakfast to witness the 2014 Deloss Brubaker Award for Original Research given to Chapman University. Writing on their original research article Effectiveness of Kinesio Tape application by a trained practitioner on DOMS of Biceps Brachii, were Chapman AT students Sandra Koen, Beri Dwyer, Brittney Kato, and Kimberly Takaoka.
The BS in Athletic Training program is transitioning to the professional Master of Science in Athletic Training degree beginning the summer of 2015 and will be moved from the College of Educational Studies to the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences during the transition.