Meaningful Aggregate Data for Post-Professional Programs

The standards for accreditation of both post-professional degree and post-professional residency programs require the collection, analysis, and public posting of aggregate data.  Dr. Bonnie Van Lunen will discuss which meaningful data post-professional programs should consider collecting at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL. Dr. Van Lunen will speak on Saturday afternoon, October 13, 2018.  Make sure you take advantage of extended regular registration pricing by registering today!

Bonnie Van Lunen, PhD, ATC, FNATA (Old Dominion University)

Dr. Van Lunen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Specialization in Athletic Training, Minor in Health from Castleton State College. She obtained a Master of Education in Athletic Training, and subsequently a Doctorate in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia.  She is a full professor at Old Dominion University, and served for 18 years as the Program Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program.  Most recently she was appointed Dean of the College of Health Sciences at ODU, and she currently serving her first term as a CAATE Commissioner.

Dr. Van Lunen has published 72 manuscripts and one textbook; presented 176 research presentations; procured 36 funded grants totaling over $2.5 million; and procured clinical services contracts throughout the Commonwealth totaling over $6.5 million for athletic training services. Her scholarly contributions revolve around: lower extremity assessment, evidence-based practice in athletic training and outcomes within clinical education. She has worked with teams of researchers in these areas and has published various related manuscripts.  Dr. Van Lunen has served on 18 doctoral dissertation committees (15 as chair) and 40 thesis committees (31 as chair) as well as on the Graduate Advisory Council at Old Dominion. She was also involved in the development of a University-wide student wellness initiative, investigation of a Center of Excellence for Falls Prevention and the establishment of a universal doctoral program within biomedical sciences.  She was a State Council for Higher Education of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award nominee and finalist for the past two years. She has taught at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels and been active in program design and development, including the development of two different doctoral programs and a Master of Science in Athletic Training at the post-professional level.