Athletic Training Laboratory

Mission & Vision

The Athletic Training Laboratory in Robinson Center was opened in Spring 2005. The 1200 square foot laboratory is used for daily instruction and research. It was designed and built to be a functioning athletic training facility, but is intended for the sole use of Athletic Training students to acquire and master athletic training skills. 

Research Team

Dawn Emerson
Assistant Professor
Robinson Health and Physical Education Center, 101E

Dawn Emerson, Ph.D., ATC started at the University of Kansas in 2015. She is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Dr. Emerson has received several research grants, including funding from the NATA... more

Opportunities for Students

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Community Collaborators

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Testing Capabilities & Equipment 

The laboratory contains state-of-the-art equipment used for injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, and is a completely mediated classroom as well. Some of the features of the laboratory include:

  • 10 examination tables & ice machine
  • Two extremity whirlpools, paraffin bath, ​hydrocollator, & traction table 
  • Biodex Gait Trainer treadmill & unweighing system
  • Cybex Isokinetic Dynamometer with HUMAC software
  • Computerized KAT Balance system & other balance & rehabilitation equipment 
  • Several electrical & acoustical modalities
  • Shortwave Diathermy
  • Spine boards, emergency equipment, & X-ray view box
  • Several anatomical models and charts

Opportunities for Fellow Researchers

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