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Shandra Esparza

EdD, ATC, LAT

Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association

Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Texas

 

Nursing Building Office #230

e-mail: sesparza@uiwtx.edu

office phone: (210) 832-2132

  • Educational Degrees

    Doctor of Education in Administrative Leadership from Walden University

    Master of Education in Exercise Science from Texas State University

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in Athletic Training from Texas State University

  • Brief Academic and Teaching History
    • Texas Lutheran University-Assistant Athletic Training/Instructor
    • Southwestern University-Assistant Athletic Training/Assistant Professor
    • Texas State University-Part-time Instructor
    • University of the Incarnate Word-Associate Professor since 2006
    • Awards and Accomplishments
    • Tenure at the University of the Incarnate Word
    • $980,000 grant award with the U.S. Air Force
    • Athletic Training Education Program Robert "Bobby" Patton Leadership & Guidance in Athletic Training Education Award, University of the Incarnate Word.
    • Athletic Training Alumni of the Year Award, Texas State University at San Marcos
    • Southwest Athletic Trainers Association, James Dodson "New Horizon Award" for outstanding service to the profession in the first five years of practice.
  • Courses Taught
    • Therapeutic Modalities & Lab
    • Therapeutic Rehabilitation
    • Therapeutic Medications
    • Pathology
    • Student Success
  • Recent Intellectual Contributions

    Refereed Articles

    Denton, J. M., Esparza, S. D., Fike, D. S., & Gonzalez, J. (in press, 2016). Improvements in Cultural Competency through Classroom and Local Cross-Cultural Service-Learning Activities. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 30 (2),6-13.

    Fike, D., Denton, J., Esparza, S. D., & Palombaro, K. (2016). Calculation of Minimal Detectable Change of Construct Sub-scales of a Cultural Competence Instrument. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 30 (1), 25-20.

    Breitbach, A., Richardson, R., Berry, D., Eberman, L., & Esparza, S. D. (2015). Interprofession Education in Athletic Training. Journal of Athletic Training Education.

     

    Grants

    2015 [Year 1 of 3]: Webber, B., Esparza, S. D. , & Fisher, R. A., Athletic Trainers in the Airforce, Co-Principal Investigator, GOV-Department of Defense (DD).

    2014: Denton, J. M., Esparza, S. D. , & Fike, D. S., Effectiveness of Cultural Competency Classroom and Experiential Learning in DPT and Athletic Training Programs, Co-Principal Investigator.

    Presentations:

    National

    Esparza, S. D. & Fisher, R. A. (2017, February). Utilization of Collaborative Partnerships to Increase Empathy and Cultural Diversity in Athletic Training Students. NATA Educators' Conference, Grapevine, Texas.

    Webber, B., Esparza, S. D., Fisher, R. A., Pawlak, M., & Nye, N. (2016, August). Athletic Trainer Integration in U.S. Air Force Basic Training. Military Health System Research Symposium, Orlando, Florida.

    Denton, J. M. & Esparza, S. D. (2015, June). Improvements in Cultural Knowledge and Skills in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Through Classroom Activities. Summer Institute: Engaging Patients and Professionals to Advance Clinical Excellence, San Antonio, Texas.

    Esparza, S. D. (2013, June). IPE: Research, Challenges, and Future. NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    State

    Carleton, B., Barton-Weston, H., Griffiths, R., & Esparza, S. D. (2016). Health, Athletic Training, and Kinesiology Team Work in Higher Education. Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Conference, Galveston, Texas.

  • Professional Memberships
    1. National Athletic Trainers Association
    2. Texas State Athletic Trainers Association
    3. Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association
  • Awards and Accomplishments
    • Tenure at the University of the Incarnate Word
    • $980,000 grant award with the U.S. Air Force
    • Athletic Training Education Program Robert "Bobby" Patton Leadership & Guidance in Athletic Training Education Award, University of the Incarnate Word.
    • Athletic Training Alumni of the Year Award, Texas State University at San Marcos
    • Southwest Athletic Trainers Association, James Dodson "New Horizon Award" for outstanding service to the profession in the first five years of practice.