Interprofessional Education & Practice in Athletic Training Education Programs

Demonstration that students have the opportunity to participate in interprofessional education and collaborative practice will soon be required of all AT Education programs. Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC and Jordan Utley, Phd, LAT, ATC will discuss a variety of methods that can be used to incorporate interprofessional education into an athletic training curriculum.  This panel of experts will speak at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL on Saturday morning, October 13, 2018.  Make sure you take advantage of extended regular registration pricing by registering today!

Dr. Anthony Breitbach is an Associate Professor and serves as the Director of the Athletic Training (AT) Program in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University (SLU).  A native of Dubuque, Iowa; Dr. Breitbach received a BS from the University of Iowa (1985), Master’s degree from the University of Florida (1987) and a PhD from SLU (2007). He served on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Executive Committee for Education, where he played an active role in the development of the “Future Directions of Athletic Training Education” recommendations which were approved by the NATA Board of Directors in 2012. Dr. Breitbach served as a coordinator for the Interprofessional Education and Practice in Athletic Training Work Group for the NATA; where he was first author of “Interprofessional Education and Practice in Athletic Training”; which was awarded the Athletic Training Education Journal’s Outstanding Manuscript for Advancing Educational Practice Award in 2015. Tony is the NATA’s liaison to the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP); where he also serves as Chair of ASAHP’s IPE subcommittee as well as is their representative on the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) council. He is Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) and is a Short Reports Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Dr. Jordan Utley is the program director and associate professor of the Master of Health Science program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS). She designed the Master of Health Science program to expand the role of the athletic trainer on the interprofessional healthcare team by offering training in informatics, teaching & learning and executive healthcare leadership. Jordan was instrumental in starting the IPE effort @ USAHS and aligns her research agenda with studying the effectiveness of IPE to create behavioral change in practicing athletic trainers. Jordan serves as a committee member of the Post Professional Education Committee (PPEC) and has served on the PDC and various workgroups. Clinically, she has worked with athletes from all levels, including the United States Soccer teams, Olympic athletes, and extreme sport athletes.