2nd Biennial Athletic Training
Educators' Conference
District IX of National Athletic Trainers' Association
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The 2008 SEATA 2nd Biennial Athletic Training Educators' Conference will be held Feb. 8-9 at the Crown Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  Mike Brunet, Ph.D., ATC, of Louisiana College and Bud Cooper, Ed.D., ATC of Georgia College & State University are the conference co-chairs.  To qualify for the 2nd Biennial Athletic Training Educators' Conference pre-registration NATA member cost of $150, pre-registration forms must be completed online at by Friday, January 25, 2008.  NATA members who have not registered by this date must register on-site for $195.  Non-NATA member pre-registration is $200.00 and $250.00 for on-site.  Registration will be limited to the first 175 registrants due to meeting space capacity.  Early registration packet pickup is Thursday from 8:00 pm - 10 pm in Ravinia Lobby.  SEATA Refund Policy  SEATA Website Privacy Policy

The SEATA Research and Education Committee is issuing a call for abstracts for poster presentations at the 2008 Biennial SEATA Athletic Training Educators’ Conference.  Individuals interested in sharing original research and or other scholarly works in any area of athletic training including, but not limited to, original research, didactic education, professional development, technology for the clinician/educator, and other areas related to the conference theme, are encouraged to submit.  Abstracts will be evaluated based upon relevance to Athletic Training Education, clarity, completeness, methods, results, and appropriateness of findings/conclusions, among other criteria.  Go to for more information.

The Crown Plaza Ravinia is the host hotel.  Room rates are $102.  Rooms must be reserved by Jan 25, 2008 to ensure this room rate.  Make your reservations online at Connections or for more information call Connections at (404) 842-0000 or 1-800-262-9974.

Transportation Information

  • Taking Marta From Airport To Crowne Plaza Ravinia

  • MARTA Shuttle

  • Hotel Shuttle

  • Driving Instructions from Major Arteries

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Summary & pictures from the 1st SEATA Athletic Training Educators' Conference in 2006

Conference Planning Committee: Kristen Shellhase, MEd., ATC/L, CSCS & Stacy Walker, PhD, ATC

Tentative Schedule, More Details and Presenters to be added shortly.
Friday, February 8, 2008
10:00 – 11:30 am Mini-course in Grant Writing
In order to be a participant in the mini course on grant writing, you must be registered for the conference)
Jennifer Hootman, PhD, ATC
12:00 – 1:00 pm Registration Mike Brunet, PhD, ATC, CPT, STS
Bud Cooper, EdD, ATC, CSCS
1:00 pm Opening Comments Mike Brunet, PhD, ATC, CPT, STS
Bud Cooper, EdD, ATC, CSCS
Education Council Update - Proficiency Matrix Update Daniel Sedory, MS, ATC, N.H.LAT
BOC Update Valerie W. Herzog, EdD, ATC
Q & A Mike Brunet, PhD, ATC, CPT, STS
Bud Cooper, EdD, ATC, CSCS
1:50 – 2:30 pm Hybrid Classroom Instruction (lecture and video lecture) to Enhance Learning Outcomes Ray Castle, PhD, ATC
2:30 – 3:20 pm Athletic Training Educators: The "Gatekeepers" of the Profession Marisa A. Colston, PhD, ATC
3:20 – 4:15 pm Q & A sessions from Comment Cards Mike Brunet, PhD, ATC, CPT, STS
Bud Cooper, EdD, ATC, CSCS
5:30 – 6:45 pm Student Case Presentations with light snacks (Students and Educators) Students with Top Four Abstracts
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Posters and Social with heavy hors d'oeuvres (Student presenters only and Educators) Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC
Saturday, February 9, 2008
7:00 am – 7:45 am Graduate School Forum: Breakfast with Students Graduate Faculty
8:00 am – 8:30 am Creative Solutions for Managing Off-Campus Clinical Sites Eric J. Fuchs, DA, ATC, NREMT-B
8:35 am – 9:30 am A Master Assessment Plan for your Athletic Training Education Program Kristen C. Schellhase, MEd, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Deidre Leaver-Dunn, PhD, ATC
Elizabeth Swann, PhD, ATC, LAT
9:30 am – 10:15 am Table Discussion Regarding Master Assessment Plan Development Facilitator
10:15 am – 11:00 am The Non-Traditional Student: Managing Educational and Clinical Experiences Pradeep Vanguri, PhD, ATC
11:00 am – 11:45 am Planning and Conducting a Successful Site Visit Thomas F. West, PhD, ATC
Saturday Lunch
12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Employing Technology in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Autumn Grubb, PhD, ATC
2:15 – 3:00 pm Working as a Team Preparing a Self-Study Document Bud Cooper, EdD, ATC, CSCS
3:00 – 3:30 pm Justifying Clinical Time: Models for Athletic Training Clinical Facility Ray Castle PhD, ATC
Gerard White, MEd, ATC, LAT
3:30 – 4:00 pm Preparing Syllabi to Meet Accreditation Standards Stacy E. Walker, PhD, ATC
4:00 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks Mike Brunet, PhD, ATC, CPT, STS
Bud Cooper, EdD, ATC, CSCS

Call for Abstracts 2nd Biennial SEATA Athletic Training Educators' Conference

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Crowne Plaza Ravinia Directions & Driving Instructions From Major Arteries & Airports

Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel,
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA.
Just off I-285 in North Atlanta

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