Dr. Sara L. Nottingham
- Chapman University, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
University of Oregon, Master of Science
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Doctor of Education
Dr. Sara Nottingham joined Chapman University’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) in 2011 as an Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Chapman University in 2006, Dr. Nottingham became a Certified Athletic Trainer as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She pursued a Master’s Degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon (2008) where she worked as an assistant athletic trainer for women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse, and coordinated medical coverage for intramural athletes. In 2011, Dr. Nottingham earned her Doctoral degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro where she served as the athletic trainer for their women’s basketball and women’s golf teams and as a clinical instructor to graduate students.
Dr. Nottingham’s research interests center around the interactions between clinical instructors and students, including the provision of feedback and factors that influence their teaching-learning relationships. Her goal is to improve traditional teaching techniques using a student centered teaching model, encouraging clinical instructors and athletic training students to actively collaborate as they apply academic knowledge in the clinical setting. She has published her research in the Journal of College Science Teaching and Athletic Therapy Today and conducted national presentations at professional conferences for athletic trainers, educators, and students.
Dr. Nottingham is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and strives to advance the athletic training profession by participating in a variety of volunteer activities.
Scholarly Research Interest:
Athletic Training Clinical Education
Nottingham S. (2012). Integrating ACL Injury Prevention Principles into Daily Clinical Practice. Presented at the California Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium, February 25, 2012.
Nottingham S. (2011). Applying Learning Styles to Clinical Education. Presented to the Athletic Training Education Program’s Approved Clinical Instructors at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, March 2011.
Nottingham S.Characteristics and Perceptions of Feedback in Athletic Training Clinical Education. Presented at the 2011 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educators’ Conference, February 26, 2011.
Nottingham S. (2010). Understanding the Feedback Provided by Approved Clinical Instructors in the Athletic Training Clinical Education Setting. Presented at the Triad Teacher Researchers’ Conference, May 5, 2010.
Nottingham S., Verscheure S. (2009). The Effectiveness of Active and Traditional Teaching Techniques in the Orthopedic Assessment Laboratory. Poster Presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educators’ Conference, February 21, 2009.
Hand J, Noda T, Nottingham S. (2008). Care of the Spine Injured Athlete in Football and Lacrosse. Presented at the Oregon Athletic Trainers’ Association Summer Symposium, May 31, 2008.
Detwiler K, Hand J, Nottingham S., Rozumalski E. (2007). Promoting the Profession of Athletic Training. Presented at the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposium, March 23, 2007.
Nottingham S., Verscheure S. (2010). The Effectiveness of Active and Traditional Teaching Techniques in the Orthopedic Assessment Laboratory. Journal of College Science Teaching 39(5): 35-42.
Nottingham S., Henning JM. (2010). Provision of Feedback to Students, Part I: Overview of Strategies. Athletic Therapy Today 15(5): 19-21.
Nottingham S., Henning JM. (2010). Provision of Feedback to Students, Part II: Use of Clinical Encounter Cards. Athletic Therapy Today 15(5): 22-26.