Dr. Heidi Peters graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Marywood University in Scranton, PA in 2014, followed by her Doctorate in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN in 2019. Dr. Peters has spent time working clinically in various settings including outpatient physical therapy, secondary schools, NCAA athletics, orthopedic physicians’ offices, and most recently as a per diem athletic trainer through Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Dr. Peters began her career as an educator in 2016 as an adjunct in the athletic training and exercise science programs at Marywood University. She continued her clinical work and spent time as a preceptor while completing her doctorate. She transitioned to academia full time in 2021. She continues her traditional research agenda in athletic training education, most recently sitting on the Recruitment and Retention Research Committee for the Association for Athletic Training Education. Dr. Peters practice-based research has focused on athletic trainers’ use of social and media spaces for advocacy, as well as data driven decision making for clinical online education.