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Advocating for AT: Distinguished Lecture Series is a Course

Advocating for AT: Distinguished Lecture Series

Time limit: 30 days
1 credit


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Target Audience: Athletic Trainers


We are pleased to share a webinar recording from our Athletic Training Distinguished Lecture Series, presented on April 13, 2020 by Dr. Kathy Dieringer. Learn how to proactively advocate for the value of athletic training practice, education, and leadership in a dynamic, often competitive, healthcare culture as we enter the new frontier of the professional Masters in Athletic Training.

 Completion of course requirements qualifies for 1 Category A CEU, as approved by the BOC. Provider #P8509.


Presented by Kathy Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC

As an athletic trainer with over 30 years of experience in multiple settings, Kathy Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC, is  the sole owner of three outpatient rehabilitation clinics (D&D Sports Med) in the north Texas area; employing over 45 staff members, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists. She manages all aspects of her clinics while simultaneously continuing to provide quality patient care. Previously, Dr. Dieringer worked in the collegiate setting for 13 years (NCAA Division I and Division II), worked in the secondary school setting for 6 years, and entered the clinical setting 16 years ago. Dr. Dieringer continues to work with youth sports athletes as part of her outreach practice. As a clinician, her expertise includes gymnastics, industrial rehabilitation, and golf.

Dr. Dieringer’s passion for giving back to the profession has resulted in over 20 years of volunteering for NATA and the Strategic Alliance. In addition to serving on various state, district and NATA committees, Kathy served as NATA District VI Director and Secretary/Treasurer of the NATA, President of SWATA, Chair of the NATA Clinical and Emerging Practice Athletic Trainers’ Committee (currently known as COPA), and currently serves as a CAATE Commissioner. Her visionary approach to the profession resulted in the creation of the Healthcare Reform Workgroup and the implementation of the Accountable Care Organization Demonstration Project currently in process. Kathy’s global healthcare and business acumen, combined with her doctorate in education, enables her to empower and enrich other professionals in all arenas of healthcare. These qualities further inspire her to advocate and advance athletic training as a leading force in healthcare. An accomplished speaker and author, Dr. Dieringer has been the recipient of many honors, including the 2019 AOSSM Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, induction into the 2017 NATA Hall of Fame, the 2008 SWATA Hall of Fame, and many others.

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