Oscar H. Krieger, M.S.

krieger.jpgAssociate Professor of Athletic Training, Program Director
Office Location: Institute for Collaboration, Room 327

Telephone: 630-844-4224
Fax: 630-844-6182
Email Address: okrieger@aurora.edu

Upon arriving at Aurora University in 1999, I began to develop a curriculum that would prepare our students to become effective clinical athletic trainers. For this to occur, our students must actively participate in the learning process.  Successful student outcomes in my courses are predicated on my ability to get the best out of each student and for them to become effective learners.  This student centered approach allows me to constantly take stock of their educational needs.  Our entire staff takes pride in how we educate our students to become effective learners and ultimately exceptional healthcare professionals.  

Education
M.S.  Physical Education/Athletic Training - University of Arizona
B.S.  Physical Education K - 12 - University of Illinois, Chicago
Doctoral Candidate - Aurora University

Areas of Specialization
The use of Technology in the Classroom
Clinical Education and Assessment of Orthopedic Injuries
Clinical Education and Application of Therapeutic Modalities
First Aid and CPR

Courses Taught
Foundations of Athletic Training
Assessment of the Lower Extremity and Viscera
Assessment of the Upper Extremity and Axial Skeleton
Therapeutic Modalities
Athletic Training Practicum V
Senior Seminar in Athletic Training
First Aid and CPR

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Education Chair for the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium, 2009 - present.
Presentation - "Postural Contributions Leading to Shoulder Pain". Conditioning and Training for the Throwing Athlete, Brightmore Physical Therapy, Frankfort, IL. 2007.
Presentation - "Modalities Update: Electrical Stimulation". Current Trends in Sports Medicine Symposium, Aurora, IL. 2006.
Presentation - "Current Trends in Therapeutic Modalities, Ultrasound: The Fine Line between Theory and Practice". Current Trends in Sports Medicine Symposium, Aurora, IL.  2005.

25 year achievement award - National Athletic Trainers' Association
Athletic Training Service Award - National Athletic Trainers' Association, 2011

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Senate Representative - School of Education, 2006 - present.
Chair, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee - College of Professional Studies, 2006 - 2008.
Adjunct Mentor - School of Health and Physical Education, 2006 - present.
Dean's Council - George Williams College, 2004.


Other Interests
Competing in triathlons
Camping, skiing, and spending time with my family
Volunteering and providing service for community and religious activities
Reading novels in the summer