Promoting Leadership in High School Athletic Training Programs


Promoting Leadership in High School Athletic Training Programs


Ellen K. Payne, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT
Assistant Professor/ ATP Clinical Education Coordinator
Marywood University


$15 for NATA Members/ $25 for non-members


11:00am – 12:15pm CST


Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Ellen K. Payne is currently an assistant professor and the clinical education coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at Marywood University in Scranton, PA.  Her research interests include athletic training education, higher education, and emergency care.  Prior to coming to Marywood, Ellen attended the University of Nevada, Reno earning her PhD in Educational Leadership.  There she taught a first year experience course and was an academic advisor for the College of Education.  Before attending UNR, Ellen spent 6 years teaching and working as an athletic trainer at Woodside Priory School in the San Francisco Bay Area.  There she taught Kinesiology and Sports Medicine classes along with an Advanced Kinesiology Independent Study.  Both classes had internship portions that allowed students to get a first-hand experience working in the Athletic Training Room.  Ellen also supervised undergraduate students from San Jose State University Athletic Training Program.  Ellen worked as graduate assistant athletic trainer at San Francisco State University while attending San Jose State University.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.


Leadership is an important component of athletic training.  This extends to the High School Athletic Training Student Aides (HSATSA) and collegiate Athletic Training Students working with and learning from Certified Athletic Trainers at the secondary school level.  Both types of students can learn and develop leadership skills through opportunities in the classroom and clinical setting unique to secondary schools.  This webinar will summarize research related to leadership in athletic training.  Feedback of HSATSA about their programs and thoughts on the leadership experience will be presented.  Attendees will learn applications of this information to the secondary school setting and methods to integrate leadership opportunities with both HSATSA and Athletic Training Students. 

Clinical Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss key components related to leadership in athletic training.
  • Identify ways to promote leadership skills in the HSATSA in both the classroom and clinical settings.
  • Identify ways to promote leadership skill in collegiate Athletic Training Students working with and learning from them.

Athletic Training Domain:

Organizational and Professional Health and Well-being

Course Level:

Essential level

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