Quality Improvement In Post-Professional AT Education

Post-professional degree and residency programs are required by their respective Standards to include opportunities for students to perform professional behaviors related to the core competencies  that involve the habitual and judicious use of communication, knowledge, clinical skills, clinical reasoning, emotions, values, and reflection in daily practice.  On Saturday morning, October 13, 2018, at the Accreditation Conference in Tampa, FL, Nick Pfeifer, EdM, ATC  and Kristina Green, MS, ATC will discuss ways in which program administrators can encourage such professional behaviors through the inclusion of quality improvement in post-professional AT programs.  Make sure you register today!

Nick Pfeifer, EdM, ATC (Boston University)

Nick Pfeifer is currently an Athletic Trainer and Core Residency Faculty member at Boston University. He has the primary responsibility of coordinating care for the Terriers women’s soccer and men’s rowing teams. Dr. Pfeifer has an area of clinical interest and specialty in neurotrauma and spine pathologies with a particular passion for concussion rehabilitation. He collaborates with clinicians and officials across the university to provide a cohesive concussion management plan for the entire student body. He works alongside the Residency Faculty to provide mentorship and advanced skill development of all Residents with an increased role in the neurotrauma and spine track. Born and raised in the Garden State, he is a native of Rockaway, New Jersey. He earned a Master’s degree in Health Education from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Health Education from Kean University.

Kristina Green, MS, ATC (Boston University)

Kristina Green is currently an Athletic Trainer and recent graduate of the CAATE accredited Neurotrauma & Spine Residency program at Boston University. She has the primary responsibility of coordinating care for the Terriers club men’s rugby team. Green has an area of clinical interest and specialty in neurotrauma and spine pathologies with a particular passion for concussion rehabilitation. She collaborates with clinicians and officials across the university to provide a cohesive concussion management plan for the entire student body. Green has the responsibility of mentoring a graduate assistant athletic trainer, developing their clinical skills within all aspects of the profession. Green also works in conjunction with the Residency Core Faculty to further advance the current residents’ skill set within the Neurotrauma & Spine Track. Born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, Kristina is a graduate of The University of Michigan where she earned a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Kinesiology with a major in Athletic Training. After her tenure in Michigan she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Master’s degree in Human Physiology from Boston University.