Chad Clements, MS, ATC

Chad Clements, MS, ATC

Title
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty Director of Clinical Education, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Coordinator of Clinical Education, Programs in Athletic Training
Email
clemench@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-7570
Education
Bachelor of Science in Education, State University of New York at Cortland
Master of Science, East Stroudsburg University
Website or Lab
Clinical Education Services
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Health Matters Virtual Conference

Chad Clements presents Multi-disciplinary care of persons with concussion at the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015.

Courses Taught

This clinical course integrates the fundamental principles of patient care, evidence-based practice, cultural competence, ethical decision making, and communication with students' clinical education experiences completed under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. (Credits: 2)

This is the first course in a two- part series on exam and diagnosis, focusing on acute care in athletic training. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the athletic trainer in prevention, diagnosis, and referral of patients in acute distress. This course lays the foundation of evaluation with concentration on primary and secondary surveys particularly during emergency situations. Clinical decision making and hands-on skills are emphasized. (Credits: 4)

Continued athletic training experience under the supervision and guidance of a preceptor. This course includes content relating to the examination and management of patients with non-orthopedic conditions. A focus on developing proficiency in the examination of patients with orthopedic conditions is accomplished via situational orthopedic assessments. (Credits: 4)

This course introduces the athletic training and physical therapy student to the normal and abnormal physiology of different body systems as well as differential diagnoses in common medical conditions. Factors associated with those body systems that influence AT or PT examination and intervention will be discussed. Also discussed is when referral to other practitioners is recommended and required. (Credits: 4)

This course provides students with intensive exposure to the practice of general medicine and is designed to augment the content of HP 532: Clinical Medicine II. Students will observe several different health care practitioners (MD, DO, PA, NP) in the delivery of healthcare. (Credits: Var)

Scholarly and Practice Interests

  • Anatomical/biomechanical predictors of lower extremity injury
  • Assessing professional behaviors of athletic training students
  • Clinical education – instruction and learning

Recent Presentations

  • Clements, C. Program Quality Assurance (2014, July).  Invited presentation at the Commission on Acreditation of Athletic Training Education workshop, Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Conference, Frisco, TX.
  • Clements, C. Putting Your Patient-care Data to Use (2014, June). Invited presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, College and University Athletic Trainers’ Committee Special Session, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Clements, C. Interprofessional Education: Lessons Learned (2013, June). Oral presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Clements C., Horton D.  From Paper to Preceptor…and Back (2013, March).  Oral presentation at the CAATE Workshop, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Conference, Chicago, Il.
  • Vesci B., Clements C.  What I say;  What I hear (2013, January).  Oral presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educators’ Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Clements, C., Horton D.  From Paper to Preceptor…and Back (2013, January).  Oral presentation at the CAATE Workshop, Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Conference, Buffalo, NY.
  • Clements C., Vesci B.  Clinical Education Strategies – What you say, what I hear (2012, February).  Oral presentation at the CAATE Workshop, Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Educators’ Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Clements C., Chadburn J. Creating an Evidence-Based Practice Environment in Clinical Education. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educators’ Conference; February 2011; Washington, DC.

Recent Publications

  • Clements C., Dodge, T., Brown, S. Influence of asynchronous physician augmented on-line discussion on learning outcomes in a general medical clinical education experience [Abstract]. J Ath Trn. 2009;44: S-60.

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer – Proposals for NATA Educators’ Conference (2014)
  • Reviewer – Proposals for NATA Annual Meetin (2013, 2014)
  • Faculty Advisor – Sargent House Specialty Residence (2008-present)
  • Advanced track seminar lab assistant – Turocy, R. Neurodynamics and Pain: Examination and Treatment. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, New Orleans, LA (2011, June).
  • Clinical Instructor Educator (2011-present)
  • Board of Certification Examiner (2003-2007)
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association member (1998-present)
  • Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association member (1998-present)
  • Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts member (2004-present)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Board of Certification (June 1998), Certification # 079802427
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Athletic Training License, License #1647
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers