R. Mark Laursen, MS, ATC

R. Mark Laursen, MS, ATC

Title
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Athletic Training Services
Email
rmarkl@bu.edu
Phone
617-549-0198
Education
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

Scholarship

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)

Awards

  • Athletic Trainer of the Year, Massachusetts (2014)

Licenses and Certifications

  • MA Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • BOC certification