Dr. Mace joined the IHP faculty and leadership team in 2021. She serves as the Director of the Online Prerequisite Program, helping facilitate exceptional learning opportunities for students and faculty across dozens of courses each year. Additionally, Dr. Mace holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Professions Education.

As an athletic trainer, Dr. Mace spent the first 10 years of her career in clinical practice working with athletes across a variety of sports. She become a member of the athletic training faculty at Boston University where she developed a passion for training future healthcare professionals.

Research Interests

Dr. Mace's research interests are in competency-based education and assessment practices across healthcare fields.


Mace K. Going to Athletic Training School? Let’s Make Your Application Shine. Association of Athletic Training Educators. ATEachMoment Virtual Fair. (2022)

Mace K, Webster K. Creating Assessments that Align with Future Success: Tangible Tactics to Determine Clinical Readiness of the Athletic Training Student. Plenary Session. Athletic Training Educators’ Conference. Virtual. (2021)

Lam K, Mace K, Powden C, Pfeifer N, Kielur D. Teaching the Concepts of Health Information Technology. Panelist. Association of Athletic Training Educators Mini-Conference. Virtual. (2021)

Brown Sara, Mace K. Building a Strong Foundation: Begin at the Beginning. Plenary Session. Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Programs Annual Conference. Virtual. (2020)

Mace K, Geoghegan R. Quality Improvement – Putting a Name to the Things Clinicians Already Do. General Lecture. Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Foxwoods, CT. (2020)

  • BS, Athletic Training, Quinnipiac University: Hamden, CT 
  • MS, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Kentucky: Lexington, KY
  • Doctor of Athletic Training, A.T. Still University: Mesa, AZ

Madden MJ, Ritenour D, Mace K. Critical assessment and reflection on experience form: a novel approach to clinical assessment. Athletic Training Education Journal. 2021;16(4):307-315. 
Mace K and Welch Bacon CE. The future of health professions education: considerations for competency-based education in athletic training. Athletic Training Education Journal. 2019;14(3):215-222.

Mace K and Welch Bacon CE. Athletic training educators’ knowledge and confidence about competency-based education. Athletic Training Education Journal. 2018;13(4):302-308.
Bolgla LA, Boling MC, DiStefano M, Mace K, Fithian DC, Powers CM. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: management of individuals with patellofemoral pain. Journal of Athletic Training. 2018;53(9):820-836.
Dolak K, Silkman C, McKeon J, Uhl T. Comparison of early hip strengthening to early quadriceps strengthening in the treatment of females with patellofemoral Pain. Journal of Orthopaedic Sports and Physical Therapy. 2011;41(8):560-570. 

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