Kathleen Williams, Ed.D., LAT, ATC, CSCS
Program Director Of Health Sciences & Assistant Professor & Athletic Trainer
B.S. Health Sciences Program Director
Ed.D, University Of New England; MA Edinboro University Of Pennsylvania; BS, Mercyhurst University

Dr. Kathleen Williams joined St. Thomas University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Health Sciences & Technology. In this role, Dr. Williams is assisting in the creation of a new B.S. in Health Sciences degree and serving as the Program Director for the Allied Health & Sports Medicine and Exercise Science & Human Performance specialization. The Allied Health & Sports Medicine major will prepare students for graduate programs in athletic training, occupational therapy, and physical therapy along with many other professional opportunities. Dr. Williams has been a certified athletic trainer for 22 years and certified as a strength and conditioning specialist since 2001. Her doctorate is in educational leadership from the University of New England and has a master’s in student personnel services from Edinboro University and a sports medicine degree from Mercyhurst University. She has taught in accredited athletic training programs since 2007 and helped develop two accredited athletic training programs along with course development and adjunct teaching since 2001.

Dr. Williams brings her expertise in athletic training as a clinical athletic trainer working with the sports teams at St. Thomas University while teaching in the newly created educational specializations. Dr. William’s background has been varied working inter-professionally with various healthcare providers in different employment opportunities such as the hospital, physical therapy clinics, high school, and university settings. Her specialty has been in emergency management and simulation teaching techniques to produce hands-on skills for future clinicians.