R. Mark Laursen, MS, ATC

R. Mark Laursen, MS, ATC

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Athletic Training Services
Master of Science, Canisius College, May 1986
Bachelor of Science in Health Education, minor in Athletic Training, Appalachian State University, May 1983
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Courses Taught

  • AT 560 Practicum in Clinical Medicine
  • AT 359 Clinical Medicine
  • HP 515 Practicum in Education
  • HP 791 Clinical Experience I
  • AT 205 Athletic Training Practicum I
  • AT 504 Clinical Athletic Training III
  • AT 505 Clinical Athletic Training IV
  • HP 531Clinical Medicine I (Therapeutic Modalities)
  • AT 355 Prevention of Injuries and Illnesses
  • HP 532 Clinical Medicine II (General Medical)
  • Co-Taught AT 356 Evaluation and Management of Orthopedic Injuries

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Clinical education and medical conditions


Recent Presentations

  • Shift of College Sports Medicine Services Under the Umbrella of Student Health, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010
  • Integrating Evidence Based Practice into Your Setting,  San Antonia, TX, June 2009
  • Developing a Behavioral Health Plan for College Athletes, Las Vegas, NV, May 2009
  • Non-union avulsion fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal, in a Division I collegiate soccer player, Atlanta, GA, February, 2009

Recent Publications

  • Dodge, T., Walker, S., Laursen R.M., Promoting Coherence in Athletic Training Education Programs. Athletic Training Education Journal.4(2):46-51, 2009.
  • Shaya E., Simich A., Laursen R.M., Lateral Knee Pain in a Collegiate Soccer Goalkeeper Journal of Athletic Training. 44(3):S82, 2009.
  • Torres-McGehee TM, Mady AN, Laursen RM. Perceptions of Body Image and Prevalence of Eating Disorder Risk in NCAA Division I Varsity Equestrian Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 2008; 43(3):S98.
  • Buselli ML, Dodge TM, Laursen RM. Persistent Neck Pain in a Collegiate Wrestler. Journal of Athletic Training. 2008; 43(3):S117.
  • Goins JM, Torres-McGehee TM, Laursen RM. Bilateral Femur Shaft Stress Fractures in a High School Football Player: A Case Study. Journal of Athletic Training. 2008; 43(3):S131.
  • Merson DP, Laursen RM, Sharpe SR. Core Strengthening and Flexibility Training in a Rower Diagnosed with a Chronic Inflammatory Disorder: A Case Report Athletic. Therapy Today. 2008; 13(3) 24-26.

Professional Activities

  • Commissioner, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) (August 2009-August 2012)
  • Member, Review Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) (July 2007-March 2010)
  • Reviewer, Athletic Therapy Today (2006-present)
  • Member, Site Visit Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) (May 2006-April 2008)
  • Evaluation Team Member or Team Chair, NATA’s Professional Education Committee, CAAHEP and CAATE (1989-present)


  • College Athletic Trainers’ Society (CATS) Quality of Life Award (2016)
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (2016)
  • Athletic Trainer of the Year, Massachusetts (2014)

Licenses and Certifications

  • MA Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • BOC certification