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Sean Rogers

Sean Rogers, DAT, ATC

Title: Associate Professor of Athletic Training and Coordinator of Clinical Education
Rank: Associate Professor
Phone: 515-271-1866

Began at Drake: 2021

Current Classes I teach:

  • Orthopedic Evaluation and Physical Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Training Experiential Courses
  • Clinical Skills


  • BS Athletic Training, Washington State University
  • DAT Athletic Training, Indiana State University


Drake University: 2021 - present
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education

California State University, Northridge: 2017 - 2021
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

Indiana State University: 2015 - 2017
Athletic Trainer, Preceptor, and Teaching Assistant

Professional Affiliations

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Iowa Athletic Trainers' Association
  • American Red Cross

Professional Service

National Athletic Trainers' Association
District Representative: LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association
Chair of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee
Member of the Education Committee

Journal of Clinical Practice in Athletic Training

University Service

  • Member of Human Resources Policy Update Workgroup
  • Member of Information Technology MyDrake Update Workgroup

College Service

  • Chair of Athletic Training Experiential Review Council
  • Member of CPHS Assessment Committee
  • Member of CPHS Interprofessional Education Committee
  • Member of Des Moines Area Interprofessional Education Committee
  • Co-Organizer of Interprofessional Education Day
  • Coordinator of Clinical Education for Athletic Training

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, I'm dedicated to cultivating equitable learning environments that prioritize the development of critical thinking skills and clinical reasoning. As such, my teaching philosophy centers around empowering students to recognize and leverage their knowledge, skills,  and abilities to tackle complex clinical cases while providing exemplary patient-centered care. In the classroom I prioritize hands-on and problem-based learning activities, ensuring students are well-prepared for their future careers as Athletic Trainers.


Dr. Rogers’ primary line of research aims to explore and mitigate the health and healthcare disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ patients with a focus on the care and support of transgender patients. Dr. Rogers also conducts research involving injury prevention mechanisms for highly active and tactical athlete populations.  

Latest Projects and Publications

  • Crossway, A., Rogers, S., Hansen, A., Lopez, R., Sturtevant, J., Moffit, D. (In-Press). The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Providing Care to Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients: Considerations for Medical Affirmation – Part II. Journal of Athletic Training. 
  • Rogers, S., Lopez, R., Crossway, A., Moffit, D., Sturtevant, J., Hansen, A. (In-Press). The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Providing Care to Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients: Foundational Knowledge and Disparities-Part I. Journal of Athletic Training.
  • Parke, E., Obermeyer, S., Rogers, S. (In-Press) A Modular Approach to Interprofessional Concussion Education and Assessment for Athletic Training and Nursing Students. Athletic Training Education Journal
  • Davidson, B., Williams, R., Rogers, S. (In-Press). Case Study: Effects of Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes on a Lower Extremity Workplace Injury. (In-Press). Case Study: Effects of Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes on a Lower Extremity Workplace Injury. Clinical Practice in Athletic Training
  • Eberman, L. E., Winkelmann, Z. K., Crossway, A. K., Lopez, R. M., Nye, E. A., Rogers, S. M., ... & Olewinski, L. H. (2022). Sports Medicine Physicians Comfort and Competence in Caring for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients and Athletes. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 10-1097.
  • Hinkel-Lipsker, J. W., Stoehr, N. M., Depur, P. L., Weise, M. A., Vicente, J. A., Drew, S. A., & Rogers, S. M. (2021). Altered Spatiotemporal Gaze Dynamics During Unexpected Obstacle Negotiation in a Fatigued State. Motor Control, 26(1), 58-75.
  • Shaughnessy, G. T., Crossway, A. K., Eberman, L. E., Rogers, S. M., & Winkelmann, Z. K. (2021). Program Directors' and Athletic Training Students' Educational Experiences Regarding Patient-Centered Care and Transgender Patient Care. Athletic Training Education Journal, 16(3), 219-234.
  • Hinkel-Lipsker, J. W., Stoehr, N. M., Lachica, I. J., & Rogers, S. M. (2021). Gait Adaptations to Physical Fatigue During the Negotiation of Variable and Unexpected Obstacles. Human Factors, 00187208211007588.
  • Walen, D. R., Nye, E. A., Rogers, S. M., Crossway, A. K., Winkelmann, Z. K., Walker, S. E., & Eberman, L. E. (2020). Athletic Trainers' Competence, Education, and Perceptions Regarding Transgender Student-Athlete Patient Care. Journal of Athletic Training, 55(11), 1142-1152. 

Honors and Awards

  • California State University Northridge: Exceptional Service to Students Award, 2020 

  • California State University Northridge: Matador Gold-Level Service Award, 2019 

  • Indiana State University: Alumni Award for Inclusive Excellence, 2018 

  • Indiana State University: Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2017           

  • Washington State University: President’s Award for Leadership, 2015 

  • Northwest Athletic Trainers Association: Leadership Award, 2015 


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