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Kristine Ensign

Kristine Ensign
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Grover Center E189
Athens Campus

Kristine Ensign is the professional athletic training program director. She teaches courses within the athletic training programs including, manual therapy, general medical conditions, and administration. She is currently interested in researching minority issues in athletic training, specifically LGBTQ+ and racial minority issues.

Education

· BS, Athletic Training, North Dakota State University, 2007

· MS, Athletic Training, Ohio University, 2009

· PhD, Education Administration; Higher Education Leadership, Indiana University, 2016

Research/Professional Interests

· Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues related to athletic training

· Minority issues in athletic training education and education in general

Teaching Experience

· 2012-2014 Lecturer of Athletic Training, Franklin College

· 2016-Present Assistant Professor of Instruction, Ohio University

Clinical Experience

· 2007-2009 Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Eastern High School

· 2009-2010 Athletic Trainer, Buffalo Hospital

· 2010-2014 Athletic Trainer, IU Health Paoli Hospital

Publications

· Ensign K, Munson E, Nance S. Gender and Sexual Minority Athletes Willingness to Seek Medical Advice and Come Out to Athletic Trainers. NATA Annual Meeting and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV June 2019. Journal of Athletic Training, 2019; 54(6): S-73.

· Munson, E, Ensign KE. Experiences of Transgender Athletes in the Athletic Training Setting: A Qualitative Study. NATA Annual Meeting and AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV June 2019. Journal of Athletic Training, 2019; 54(6): S-74.

· Nance, S, Ensign KE. Experiences of Transgender Athletes in the Athletic Training Setting: A Qualitative Study. OATA Annual Meeting. Mason, OH. May 2019. Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, 2019; 5(1): Article 9.

· Ensign K, Dodge BM, Herbenick D, Docherty CD. Development of an Instrument to Assess Athletic Trainers’ Attitudes Toward Transgender Patients. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018; 53(4): 431-436.

· Ensign K, Hinton K, Powers J, Grove C. Clinical Integration: How Minority Athletic Training Students Compare to Nonminority Students. Presented at NATA Annual Meeting and AT Expo, Houston, TX June 2017. Journal of Athletic Training, 2017; 52(6): S-59.

· Ensign K, Hinton K, Powers J, Grove C. Factors of Persistence: How Minority Athletic Training Students Compare to Nonminority Students. Presented at OATA Annual Meeting and Symposium, Sandusky, OH May 2017. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, 2017: 3(1): Article 7.

· Ensign K, Dodge DM, Herbenick D, Docherty C. Athletic Trainers’ Attitudes Toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients. Presented at NATA Annual Meeting and AT Expo. Baltimore, MD June 2016. Journal of Athletic Training, 2016; 51(6): S-260.

· Ensign K, Yiamouyiannis A, White K, Ridpath BD. Athletic Trainers’ Attitudes Toward Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011; 46(1): 69-75.

University/Professional Service

· AHSW Athletic Training Professional Program Director

· AHSW Program and Curriculum Committee

· AHSW AFPE Committee

· CHSP Teaching and Learning Committee

· University Curriculum Council

· Advisor for Athletic Training Student Organization

· Advisor for Tae Kwon Do Club

· Advisor Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Senate

· Member National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame Committee

· Member Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee