Sara Brown, MS, ATC

Sara Brown, MS, ATC

Title
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Programs in Athletic Training
Email
sara@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-7507
Education
Master of Science, University of Arizona, 1985
Bachelor of Science, Miami University, 1984
CV
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Courses Taught

  • AT 356: Examination and Diagnosis of Orthopedic Conditions
  • AT/HP 504 Clinical Athletic Training III
  • AT 672 Patient-Oriented Evidence for Athletic Trainers
  • HP 515 Education Practicum

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Include best practice in education and outcomes-related research; practice interests include implementing sports medicine services in the Boston Public Schools.

Scholarship

Recent Presentations

    • Examination Techniques: So Many Tests, So Little Time. NATA Annual Conference & Symposium. Indianapolis, IN, July 2014.
    • Opportunities for Pervasive Sensing in Acute Injury and Rehabilitation Management in Athletic Training. 10th Annual Body Sensor Networks Conference, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA (May 2013)
    • Future Directions in Athletic Training Education (invited keynote address), Athletic Training Educators’ Conference, Dallas, TX (January 2013)
    • Evidence-based Practice in Athletic Training: Everyone Benefits (webinar), National Athletic Trainers’ Association (June 2012)
    • Education Update, Athletic Training Regulatory Conference, Omaha, NE (2011) Integrating Outcomes in Education, NATA Annual Conference & Symposium, New Orleans, LA (2011)
    • Knee Injuries: When to Play, When to Rest, When to Refer (with Alysia Green). Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician, Boston, MA, September 2010.
    • Delivering College/University Athletic Training Services in a Health Care Model (with Matthew Pecci and Charlie Thompson). NATA Annual Conference & Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010.
    • Update on Athletic Training Education. NATA Annual Conference & Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010
    • The Future of Athletic Training Education. University of Oregon Athletic Training Symposium, Eugene, OR (2010)
    • The Use of Athletic Tape in the United States. Johnson & Johnson Manufacturing Plant, São Paulo, Brazil (2010)
    • The State of Athletic Training Education. Athletic Training Regulatory Conference, Omaha, NE (2009) S.D. Brown, p. 7 (October, 11)
    • Evidence Based Practice for Clinical Practice Education: A Study Investigating the Effectiveness of a Single-Day Workshop. Athletic Training Educators’ Conference, Washington DC, 2009. (with Bonnie VanLunen, PhD, ATC)
    • Strategies to Maximize Program Evaluation. Athletic Training Educators’ Conference, Washington DC, 2009.

      Recent Publications

      Textbooks/Chapters:

      • Brown S. Development and delivery of intervention strategies. In Starkey C. Therapeutic Modalities, 4th, Philadelphia: FA Davis, 2013.
      • Starkey CA, Brown SD, Ryan J. Examination and Diagnosis of Orthopedic Injuries. Philadelphia: FA Davis, 2010.
      • Starkey CA, Brown SD, Ryan J. Examination and Diagnosis of Orthopedic Injuries Handbook. Philadelphia: FA Davis, 2010.

      Journals/Proceedings/Monographs:

      • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Executive Committee on Education. Professional Education in Athletic Training: An Examination of the Professional Degree Level. 2014. [co-chaired working group]
      • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Executive Committee on Education. Future Directions in Athletic Training Education. 2013. [chaired working group]
      • Breitbach A, Brown SD. The institutional and professional benefits of housing athletic training education programs in schools of health professions. Journal of Allied Health, 2011.
      • Brown, SD, Strategies to Maximize Program Evaluation. Athletic Training Educators Conference Proceedings, Washington D.C., 2009.
      • Brown SD, Laursen RM. ACI Education: More Than a Workshop. Athletic Training Educators’ Conference Proceedings, Dallas, TX, 2007.

      Professional Activities

      • Chair, Standards Committee, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
      • Chairperson, Executive Committee for Education of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (June 2009)
      • President, Board of Certification (2005 – 2007); board member (2000 – 2008)
      • Member, Strategic Implementation Team of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (January 2009 – 2011)
      • Site visitor, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (1995 – present)

      Awards

      • Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, (2014)
      • Research and Education Foundation, Grass Roots Initiative Award (with Gail Samdperil) (2009)
      • Athletic Trainer of the Year, Massachusetts (2008)
      • Award of Merit, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (1997, 2000)
      • Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence, BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (2000)

      Licenses and Certifications

      • BOC certification (1985-present)
      • MA licensed athletic trainer