Clinical Education for Masters Programs – Topic at the Accreditation Conference

The 2020 Standards contain a variety of clinical education requirements, and Chad Clements, MS, ATC, Kelley Henderson, EdD, LAT, ATC, and Sarah Manspeaker, PhD, ATC plan to discuss several strategies to meet those Standards at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL.  Their panel discussion, which will take place in the afternoon on Friday, October 12, 2018, will cover developing clinical immersion opportunities, seeking out a variety of clinical experiences, and the use of simulation to augment clinical experiences.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this group of experts share their experiences and answer your questions!  Register Today!

Chad Clements is the Faculty Director of Clinical Education for the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and has been a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education for the programs in athletic training at Boston University since 2007.  He has practiced athletic training since 1998, serving as an assistant athletic trainer at Seton Hall University and as a head athletic trainer at both Stevens Institute of Technology and Lasell College.  He has also served as a preceptor for the athletic training programs at Seton Hall, Lasell College, and BU.  Chad has presented on many clinical education topics at national and regional professional conferences.  He lives in Grafton, Massachusetts with his wife and their three children.

Dr. Henderson is an Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Program at Nova Southeastern University.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Sports Injury Management from the University of South Alabama, a Master of Science in Health Promotion from Northwestern State University and a Doctorate of Education from Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Henderson’s research interest focus on curriculum and instruction along with clinical practice issues including numerous presentations and publications about Exertional Rhabdomyolysis.  She has worked as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of West Florida and a physician extender at Andrews Institute. She spent six years serving as Clinical Coordinator and then Program Director for Athletic Training Education at Texas Christian University before moving to Florida Gulf Coast University as the Clinical Education Coordinator.  A certified athletic trainer for 21 years, Dr. Henderson is licensed in Florida and is a member of the NATA and SEATA.  She serves as a site visitor and review team member for the CAATE. Dr. Henderson has done extensive community outreach, specifically with the Susan G. Komen 3 Day along with several local events in Fort Lauderdale.

Sarah Manspeaker is an Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Sarah has served multiple roles in athletic training education including clinical education coordinator, curriculum developer, and site visitor. Her primary research and teaching emphases are in the infusion of evidence into education and clinical practice with additional interests in simulation and interprofessional education and collaborative practice.  She has delivered several regional, national, and international presentations on topics related to EBP and IPE.  She was the recipient of the 2018 Duquesne University, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Excellence in Teaching Award. Sarah has worked clinically with the US Olympic Committee, professional soccer, as well as the NCAA and high school levels.