Oscar H. Krieger, EdD, ATC

krieger.jpgProgram Director and Associate Professor of Athletic Training
Office Location: Alumni 134
Phone Number: 630-844-4224
Email Address: okrieger@aurora.edu

Teaching Philosophy
I have become increasingly cognizant of the role that I play as an educator in the growth and development of my students.  My teaching philosophy begins with my ability to create a nurturing, stimulating, collaborative, and safe environment to facilitate learning.  I strive to actively engage my students to challenge their assumptions, support their thought processes, and develop higher order thinking skills.  My role as a facilitator in the classroom serves to guide student inquiry and discovery, promote self-directed learning, and encourage deeper learning of the subject matter in pursuit of mastery.  

Doctor of Education, Aurora University, May 2014
Masters of Science in Athletic Training, University of Arizona, July 1983
 Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, August, 1981

Areas of Specialization
Athletic Training
First Aid CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
Motivation in the Classroom: Expectancy Value Theory

Courses Taught
ATR1800 Responding to Emergencies
ATR2050 Foundations of Athletic Training
ATR3510 Assessment of the Lower Extremity and Viscera
ATR3530 Assessment of the Upper Extremity and Axial Skeleton
ATR3600 Therapeutic Modalities
ATR4990 Senior Seminar BOC Preparation

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Panel Discussion Presenter – Expectancy Value Theory: Motivation in the classroom, Aurora University Faculty Development Workshop,  April 2014; Presenter – “Using Cell Phone Technology to Engage Students and Assess Learning” Aurora University, The Sixth Annual Teaching and Research Symposium, Aurora, IL, 2013; Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association District Meeting Planning Committee 2010 – 2012; Chair – Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Committee, 2009 – 2011: Chair –Current Trends in Sports Medicine Workshop, Aurora University, Aurora, IL 2004 – present.; Presenter - “Postural Contributions Leading to Shoulder Pain”. Conditioning and Training for the Throwing Athlete, Brightmore Physical Therapy, Frankfort, IL. 2007; Presenter - “Modalities Update: Electrical Stimulation”. Current Trends in Sports Medicine Symposium, Aurora, IL. 2006; Presenter - “Current Trends in Therapeutic Modalities, Ultrasound: The Fine Line between Theory and Practice”2006; Current Trends in Sports Medicine Symposium, Aurora, IL 2005; Presenter - "Head and Neck Injuries in High School Football". Illinois Athletic Trainers' Sports Medicine Conference, Crystal Lake, IL 1992; Presenter - "Flexibility - A Key to Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement". USA Coaches Clinic, Rosemont, IL 1991; Co-chair, Illinois Athletic Trainers' State Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Student Athletic Trainer Education Committee, March 1990; Audio-Visual Aid Committee, Great Lake Sports Medicine Conference, March 1984; Staff Instructor, Northern Illinois University, Cramer Student Athletic Trainer Workshop, 1985-1996; Illinois Athletic Training Governmental Affairs Committee, 1989 - 1990; Exam Captain, National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification Exam, 1989 - 1999; Medical Staff Volunteer - LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, 2000- 2012; Captain, Urgent Care - LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, 2000 – present; Team Leader, Triage – LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, 2014; Licensed Certified Athletic Trainer, 1983-Present; American Red Cross First Aid/CPRAED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor, 1983-present.

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Direct all aspects of the Athletic Training Program 1999 – present
Chair - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Self Study Committee 2003
Chair  - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Committee (CAATE) Self-Study Committee August 2009
Chair – College of Professional Studies Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee, 2005-2006
Interim Director – School of Health and Physical Education, January – May 2010
Chair – Athletic Training Assessment Committee, 2007 – present
Senator – George Williams College/College of Professional Studies 2005-2006
 Senator – College of Education 2007-2012
Senator – Division of Health and Sciences, 2014 – present; Deans Council member, George Williams College 2004
College of Education Technology Committee Representative, 2008 – 2013
College of Education Mentoring Task Force, 2010
School of Health and Physical Education Adjunct Instructor Mentor, 2002 – present
Academic Standards and Conduct Committee – 2012 – 2014
University Assessment Committee member 2014 – present
Campus activities: Feed My Starving Children, Project Linus, Sleep out on the Quad, Advisor – Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society.