» Dr. Sara Nottingham
Assistant Professor

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Athletic Training Program
Dr. Sara Nottingham
Office Location:
Crean Hall 145
Office Hours:
Monday 8am-9am, 10am-12pm; Thursday 1pm-4pm (Fall 2017)
Phone:
(714) 744-7963
Email:
Education
Chapman University, Bachelor of Science
University of Oregon, Master of Science
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Doctor of Education
Biography
Dr. Sara Nottingham joined Chapman University’s Athletic Training Program in 2011. She teaches coursework in therapeutic interventions and evidence-based practice, including rehabilitation, manual therapy, and therapeutic modalities. Dr. Nottingham also served as the athletic training program’s clinical education coordinator from 2012-2017.
 
Dr. Nottingham conducts research on clinical education, faculty development, mentoring, and professional issues in athletic training using primarily qualitative research methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Training Education Journal, and the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. Her research has also been funded by the NATA Research and Education Foundation.

Dr. Nottingham is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA). She serves on the NATA’s Executive Committee for Education, NATA Foundation Free Communications Sub-Committee, the FWATA Research and Grants Committee, and helps coordinate the NATA Foundation Faculty Mentor Program. Dr. Nottingham’s clinical athletic training experience is primarily in the Division I athletics setting, in addition to the collegiate intramurals, community college, and high school settings. She is also a certified instructor for CPR through the American Red Cross.

Scholarly Research Interests:
Clinical Education
Mentoring
Faculty Development
Professional Issues in Athletic Training
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Mazerolle SM, Barrett JL, Eason CM, Nottingham SL. Comparing preceptor and student perceptions on mentoring characteristics: An exploratory study. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2017;22(2):70-77. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijatt.2015-0066
Barrett JL, Mazerolle SM, Nottingham SL. Attributes of Effective Mentoring Relationships for Novice Faculty Members: Perspectives of Mentors and Mentees. Athl Train Educ J. 2017;12(2):152-162. DOI: 10.4085/1202152
Nottingham SL, Mazerolle SM, Barrett JL. Promising and experienced investigators’ experiences participating in the NATA foundation research mentor program. J Athl Train. 2017;52(4):368-376. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.2.11
Welch Bacon CE, Eppelheimer BL, Kasamatsu TM, Lam KC, Nottingham SL. Perceptions of and barriers toward patient care documentation among athletic trainers: A report from the athletic training practice-based research network. J Athl Train. 2017;52(7):667-675. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.3.15
Nottingham SL, Lam KC, Kasamatsu TM, Eppelheimer BL, Welch Bacon CE. Reasons for and mechanics of documenting patient care among athletic trainers: A report from the athletic training practice-based research network. J Athl Train. 2017;52(7):656-666. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.3.14
Nottingham, S. (2016) Strategies for Facilitating Ongoing Communication Between Clinical Education Coordinators and Preceptors. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 21(3):12-18. DOI: 10.1123/ijatt.2015-0075
Cleary MA, Nottingham S, Kasamatsu TM, Bennett JP. (2016) Using a Continuing Education Workshop to Facilitate Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices for Recognition and Treatment of Exertional Heat Stroke in Secondary School Athletic Trainers. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 8(3):100-111. DOI:10.3928/19425864-20160303-02
Mazerolle SM, Eason CM, Nottingham SL, Barrett JL. (2016) Athletic Training Students' Perceptions of Mentorship in Clinical Education. Athletic Training Education Journal. 11(2): 72-81. DOI: 10.4085/110272
Nottingham SL, Barrett JL, Mazerolle SM, Eason CM. Examining the role mentorship plays in the development of athletic training preceptors. Athl Train Educ J. 2016;11(3): 127-137. DOI: 10.4085/1103127
Mazerolle SM, Barrett JL, Nottingham S. Examining the factors that facilitate athletic training faculty socialization into higher education. Athl Train Educ J. 2016;11(4):208-218. DOI: 10.4085/1104208
Nottingham S, Meyer C, Blackstone B. The ICF Model: A Framework for Athletic Training Clinical Practice. NATA News, April 2016, p. 19-20.
Nottingham SL, Lam KC, Kasamatsu TM, Eppelheimer BL, Welch CE. (2015) Reasons for and mechanics of documenting patient care among athletic trainers: A report from the athletic training practice-based research network. Journal of Athletic Training. 50(6-supp): S-71.
Welch CE, Eppelheimer BL, Kasamatsu TM, Lam KC, Nottingham SL. (2015) Perceptions of and Barriers Toward Patient Care Documentation Among Athletic Trainers: A Report from the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network. Journal of Athletic Training. 50(6-supp): S-71.
Nottingham S, Cleary MA, Bennett JB. Beyond the Basics: Providing continuing education workshops for preceptors; A commentary. (2015) Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 13(3)
Nottingham S. (2015) Preceptors’ perceptions of the preparation and qualifications for the preceptor role. Athletic Training Education Journal. 10(4):302-314. DOI: 10.4085/1004302
Nottingham S, Henning J. (2014) Feedback in clinical education, part II: Approved clinical instructor and student perceptions of and influences on feedback. Journal of Athletic Training 49(1):58-67. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.6.15
Nottingham S, Henning J. (2014) Feedback in clinical education, part I: Characteristics of feedback provided by approved clinical instructors. Journal of Athletic Training 49(1):49-57. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.6.14
Nottingham S, Henning JM. (2013) An Examination of Approved Clinical Instructor-Student Dyads in Athletic Training Clinical Education. Athletic Training Education Journal; 8(1-supp):S-9.
Nottingham S. (2013) The Experiences of Athletic Training Preceptors with Different Amounts of Clinical and Clinical Teaching Experience. Journal of Athletic Training; 48(3-supp): S-73.
Nottingham S. (2011) Characteristics and Perceptions of Feedback in Athletic Training Clinical Education. Athletic Training Education Journal; 6(1-supp):S-25.