Advocating for AT: Distinguished Lecture Series


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.

For additional information: Contact Dr. Jennifer Austin,


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Enhance competence in professional athletic training practice
  2. Improve critical thinking regarding the profession


This course is fully online and self-paced, with no synchronous online meetings. It must be completed within 1 year of registration.


This course qualifies for 1 Category A CEU approved by the BOC.

Primary Audience

Athletic Trainers


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. Read more