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Jordan Utley to Lead Workshops at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Conference

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Jordan Utley to Lead Workshops at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Conference

Article reposted from CISION
Author: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading graduate institution that emphasizes health and rehabilitative sciences education through innovative classroom education, is proud to announce Master of Health Sciences program director, Jordan Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC, will present at the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) Conference on maximizing motivation in injury rehabilitation.

The CATA Conference will be held at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites, from June 1-3, 2017, with Dr. Utley’s breakout sessions will take place on Friday, June 2, at 9:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. The three day conference attracts athletic therapists and other healthcare professionals who will gather to participate in practice-related educational sessions, networking and social events.

Dr. Utley’s workshop is designed to help athletic therapists facilitate and enhance the motivation of their patients during the rehabilitation process. Research has demonstrated that athletic training students and athletic trainers feel unprepared to incorporate psychosocial intervention techniques into their clinical practice. Two different theoretical frameworks will be discussed and how these concepts apply to rehabilitation motivation. Through group activities, discussion of motivational theory and strategies, and hands-on participation, attendees will gain understanding of what drives motivation, as well as learn key, evidence-based intervention strategies that can then be incorporated into their daily practice with patients.

Dr. Utley is a certified athletic trainer who has implemented various cognitive interventions with athletes rehabilitating from sport-injury. She has worked with athletes from all levels, including providing sports medicine services to United States Soccer teams, Olympic athletes, and extreme sport athletes.

About Dr. Jordan Utley

Jordan Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC, is the program director of the Master of Health Science program at USAHS. She earned her PhD in Experimental Psychology/Psychology of Injury from DePaul University, a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Northeastern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Athletic Training from Minnesota State University.

Prior to joining USAHS, she served as the director of teaching and learning and as athletic training research faculty at Weber State University, as well as a faculty member at the University of North TexasDenton, where she also developed an athletic training program. She has also served as the director of fitness management and an instructor at DePaul University and as the director of athletic training and instructor of health science at Chicago State University. She is a certified athletic trainer who implemented various cognitive interventions with athletes rehabilitating from sport-injury while earning her doctorate.

She has worked with athletes from all levels, including providing sports medicine services to United States Soccer teams, Olympic athletes, and extreme sport athletes. She serves as a committee member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Post Professional Education Committee (PPEC) and the Transition to Practice Workgroup where she is collaborating with others to create change for the future athletic training. She is also a member of several professional organizations, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the American Psychological Association.

For more information Dr. Jordan Utley, the Master of Health Sciences program or USAHS, visit usa.edu.

About University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS)

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, CaliforniaSt. Augustine, FloridaAustin, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. USAHS is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about USAHS visit www.usa.edu.

SOURCE University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

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