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Braden Lawson, DAT, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training



717-766-2511 x2166

Interest and areas of expertise

Clinical outcomes measures, reliability studies, novel therapy techniques, complementary alternative therapy techniques

Classes I teach

ATHT 102 Introduction to Athletic Training
ATHT 203 Medical Terminology
ATHT 505 Athletic Taping and Bracing
ATHT 518 Scientific Inquiry I
ATHT 522 Therapeutic Interventions
ATHT 528 Scientific Inquiry II
ATHT 534 Orthopedic Assessment II
ATHT 555 Gross Human Anatomy
ATHT 624 Clinical Care in Athletic Training
ATHT 695 Graduate Seminar


Braden completed his Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training at Park University, Master's Degree in Athletic Training at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and Doctor of Athletic Training at the University of Idaho. He has worked academically and clinically in several different settings, including high school, NAIA, and Divisions II and III.
Braden’s passion in athletic training is driven by patient-centered care. He enjoys exploring and researching novel therapy interventions, complementary alternative therapy techniques, and patient-reported and clinician-measured outcomes. This has led him to publish peer-reviewed journal articles and present both locally and nationally. His professional mission is “To prepare students to be competent athletic trainers through high quality education steeped in patient-centered care and evidence-based practice”.

Braden enjoys spending time visiting his family, exploring scenic Pennsylvania, and metal detecting for relics.

Selected Publications

Lawson BL, Williamson JD, Baker R, May J, Larkins L, Nasypany A. Examining the Effect of the Mulligan Concept Fibular Repositioning Taping Technique after a Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Case Review. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2018;10(1):41-45.

Williamson J, Lawson BL, Sigley D, May J. Inter- and Intra-Rater Reliability for the Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test in Healthy Adults. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2019;14(5):707-714.