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.

  • 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

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

Dr. Mace has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Mace's publications in her CV. 

Critical assessment and reflection on experience form: a novel approach to clinical assessment. 
The future of health professions education: considerations for competency-based education in athletic training.

Athletic training educators’ knowledge and confidence about competency-based education.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: management of individuals with patellofemoral pain. 
Comparison of early hip strengthening to early quadriceps strengthening in the treatment of females with patellofemoral Pain. 


In addition, Dr. Mace regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.

Going to Athletic Training School? Let’s Make Your Application Shine at the Association of Athletic Training Educators ATEachMoment Virtual Fair.

Creating Assessments that Align with Future Success: Tangible Tactics to Determine Clinical Readiness of the Athletic Training Student at the Athletic Training Educators’ Conference.

Teaching the Concepts of Health Information Technology at the Association of Athletic Training Educators Mini-Conference.

Building a Strong Foundation: Begin at the Beginning at the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Programs Annual Conference.

Quality Improvement – Putting a Name to the Things Clinicians Already Do at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

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