• Additional Titles:Director of Athletic Training Services
  • Education:Bachelor of Science in Health Education, minor in Athletic Training, Appalachian State University, May 1983
    Master of Science, Canisius College, May 1986
  • Phone:617-549-0198

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Clinical education and non-orthopedic conditions

Courses Taught

  • HP 515 Practicum in Education
  • HP 791 Clinical Experience I
  • AT 504 Clinical Athletic Training III
  • AT 505 Clinical Athletic Training IV
  • HP 531Clinical Medicine I
  • HP 532 Clinical Medicine II (General Medical)
  • Co-Taught AT 356 Evaluation and Management of Orthopedic Injuries
  • AT 525 Connecting Policy to Practice
  • AT 432 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training
  • AT 632 Healthcare Management and Quality Improvement

Recent Publications

  • Kroshus E, Baugh CM, Daneshvar DH, Stamm JM, Laursen RM, Austin SB. Pressure on sports medicine clinicians to prematurely return collegiate athletes to play after concussion. J Athl Train. 2015;50(9):944-951.
  • Welch CE, Lam KC, Laursen RM. Paget-Von Schrötter syndrome in a nondominant arm: a case review. Athletic Training & Sports Healthcare. 2011;3(6).
  • Welch CE, Van Lunen BL, Walker SE, Manspeaker SA, Hankemeier DA, Brown SD, Laursen RM, Onate JA. Evidence-based practice knowledge, comfort, and perceived importance levels of athletic training educators. Athl Train Educ J. 2011;6(1):5-14.
  • Pecci M, Laursen RM. A shift in college sports medicine services under the umbrella of student health. The Official Newsletter of the America College Health Association. 2010;49(4):29.
  • Laursen RM. A patient-centered model for delivery of athletic training services. Athletic Therapy Today. 2010;15(3):1-3.
  • Dodge T, Walker S, Laursen RM. Promoting coherence in athletic training education programs. Athl Train Educ J. 2009;4(2):46-51.

Recent Presentations

  • Strategic Issues in Athletic Training Lecture Series The Liability Toolkit, Boston, MA, January 2018
  • Clinician-Research Partnership to Preserve Long-Term Wellness, Boston, MA, January 2018
  • Indiana State University DAT Conference: Risk Management and Privileging, What Can Your Degree Do for You?, Morbidity and Mortality, and Grand Rounds, Indianapolis, IN, November 2017
  • A Patient-Centered Care Culture for Physically Active Patients, San Antonio, TX, October 2017
  • How the Medical Model for Patient Care Can Complement your Education Model, Tampa, FL, October 2017
  • Employability of the AT Resident/Fellow, Residency and Fellowship Program Development Workshop, Tampa, FL, October, 2017.
  • Practice Advancement for the Athletic Trainer in the Physician Practice, Panelist Discussion, Houston, TX, June 2017

Professional Activities

  • Member of Educator’s Conference Planning and Abstract Review Committee, Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) (April 2017 – Present)
  • Founding Board Member, Athletic Trainers in Physician Practice Society (ATPPS) (October 2017 – Present)
  • Founding Member, Athletic Training Clinical Education Network (ATCEN) (July 2016 – Present)
  • Member, Advisory Board The Secondary School Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network (SSAT-PBRN), AT Still University (June 2010 – Present)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Athletic Training (June 2009 – Present)
  • President, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) (March 2013 – August 2015)


  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Pete Keohneke Award for Leadership (2017)
  •  National Athletic Trainers’ Association Tim Kerin Award for Excellence (2017)
  •  College Athletic Trainers’ Society (CATS) Quality of Life Award (2016)
  • National Athletic Trainer’ Association (NATA) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (2016)
  • Journal of Athletic Training’s Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Practice Advancement, “Pressure on sports medicine clinicians to prematurely return collegiate athletes to play after concussion” (2016)
  • Massachusetts Athletic Trainer of the Year (2013)
  • Athletic Training Education Journal Outstanding Research Manuscript Award, “Evidence-based practice knowledge, comfort, and perceived importance levels of athletic training educators” (2011)
  • NATA Athletic Trainers Service Award (2009)
  • NATA Division I AA National Athletic Trainer of the Year (2007)

Licenses and Certifications

  • MA Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • BOC certification

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