Briana Burgette D.A.T., L.A.T., A.T.C., Instructor

Briana Burgette, D.A.T., L.A.T., A.T.C., is an instructor in the Master of Science in Athletic Training and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science programs at the University of Saint Mary. Dr. Burgette completed her Doctorate of Athletic Training degree with an emphasis on leadership and rehabilitation from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She completed her Master of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Tyler. During her time in Texas, she worked in collaboration researching injury prevention programs on landing biomechanics. Her background experiences focused on the pediatric athlete concerning sports-related concussions and sports medicine. Her research interests are in the areas of patient-centered care, injury prevention for the adolescent, and treatment plans for the concussed athlete. Dr. Burgette currently serves on the MAATA District 5 Student Leadership Committee as a certified mentor.

Instructor Name: Briana Burgette D.A.T., L.A.T., A.T.C.

Title: Instructor

Courses taught:

EX 450 Special Topics

EX 375 Concepts of Strength Training and Conditioning

EX 485 Applied Corrective Exercise

Degrees conferred:

Doctorate of Athletic Training

Masters of Science Kinesiology

Bachelor of Science Athletic Training

Years of teaching experience:

Four Years

Types of field experience (if applicable):

Clinical Athletic Trainer, seven years

Field Athletic Trainer, ten years

Research/Interest area(s):

Her research interests are in the areas of patient-centered care, injury prevention for the adolescent, and treatment plans for the concussed athlete.


Completed Applied Research Project- Quality Improvement: Implementation of Individualized Concussion Rehabilitation Treatment Plans and Patient Education. May 2020
Employee of the Quarter, Saint Luke's Health System, December 2019

What about the program you feel really sets it apart from others in the market?

The low student to instructor ratio allows students the opportunity to have a voice and be involved in their education. The program has a community-approached atmosphere allowing the students to feel just as important as anyone else. The students have the ability to meet individually with instructors to enhance their learning if needed. In addition, the students can apply the skills they learn and complete a capstone project under the direction of a professor.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I encourage students to have a voice and be engaged in their time in the classroom. Active participation through conversations and experiences allows the students to build communication skills and learn from one another. My teaching style is best described as interactive. Taking what the student learns and applying their knowledge through a skilled activity or assessment.

What strategies and/or tools do you use to motivate students?

Utilizing technology as a tool to engage students through Poll Everywhere, Ed Puzzle, and Kahoot.

How do you typically engage and interact with your students?

Designing relevant learning activities to promote interaction with each student. Not every student learns the same and communication amongst student and instructors ensure the learning needs are being met.

What type of assignments do you favor when teaching a course?

Assignments are typically geared towards application-based activities. The students should have the ability to use their knowledge and skills and apply it to real-life scenarios.