Sarah Radtke, Ed.D.

radtke.jpgAssociate Professor of Physical Education

Office Location: Institute for Collaboration, Room 326
Telephone: 630-844-5113
Fax: 630-844-6182

My professional practice is very student-centered. This lends itself to the close-knit culture of Aurora University.  I consider myself an advocate for my students. I take pride in mentoring students and advising the athletic training student organization. I work hard to ensure my students receive a high-quality education through the integration of adult learning theory into both coursework and clinical education. This practice is informed by my research interests in clinical education and the integration of adult learning theory into athletic training curriculum and pedagogy.

Ed.D.  Adult and Higher Education - Northern  Illinois University
M.S.Ed.  Exercise Physiology - Northern  Illinois University
B.S. Athletic Training & Health Promotion/Wellness - University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Areas of Specialization
Athletic Training
Clinical Education

Courses Taught
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses
Therapeutic Exercise
Administration in Athletic Training
Athletic Training Practica

Highlights of Presentations, Honors and Professional Contributions
Textbook review: "Clinical Kinesiology and Anatomy, 5th edition by Lynn S. Lippert," Journal of Athletic Training, 2011
"Creating Learning Communities in Athletic Training Rooms," Illinois Athletic Trainers' State Meeting and Research Symposium, 2010
Reviewer, Journal of Athletic Training, 2010 - present
"The perceptions of newly certified athletic trainers regarding transfer of learning into the workplace," Athletic Training Educators' Conference, 2008
"A conceptual framework for athletic training clinical education," Athletic Training Education Journal, 2008
"Learning to Learn theory in higher education," Aurora University Faculty Research Symposium, 2008
Reviewer, Athletic Training Education Journal, 2007 - present
"Current trends in prophylactic taping and bracing for the ankle," Current Trends in Sports Medicine Symposium, 2006
"Student Self-Directedness in an Athletic Training Administration Course", Lilly Conference, Bethesda, MD 2014

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Faculty Senate, 2012-2014
Athletic Training Student Mentor Program, 2009-2013
Faculty Development Committee, 2010-present
Clinical Education Coordinator, 2001-2013
Spartan Athletic Training Student Organization Advisor, 2003-present
General Education Committee, 2005-2008
Faculty Adjunct Mentor, 2004-present
Academic Standards and Conduct Committee, 2008-2010
Healthy Living Council, 2008-2010

Other Interests
Community volunteer
Hiking, running and mountain biking