Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ+ Athletes and Professionals

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Program Description

This presentation will provide these educational resources to better prepare athletic trainers and physical therapists to create an environment of inclusivity and equal opportunity for all clinicians and patients, regardless of sexuality, gender identity or gender expression. This presentation will provide ATs and PTs with the tools to practice effective cross-cultural communication and be prepared to work respectfully and effectively in diverse work environments as it relates to LGBTQ+ patients and clinicians.  Additionally, information, resources, and guidance on how to develop inclusive policies and procedures for the participation of transgender individuals in athletics will be provided.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

    1. Define commonly used LGBTQ+ terms that create cultural awareness with colleagues and patients.
    2. Develop strategies on how to be an inclusive healthcare provider and an LGBTQ+ ally.
    3. Recognize best practices in providing equitable healthcare to LGBTQ+ patients, including proper referrals related to this population.
    4. Understand the importance of developing policies/procedures for the inclusion of transgender individuals in athletics.


Amanda J. Tritsch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Associate Professor and Director, Professional Athletic Training Program
USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Tritsch is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Professional Athletic Training Program at the University of South Florida.  She currently serves as the District IX representative on the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, Chairs the SEATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, sits on the CAATE Standards Committee, and was a subject matter expert on the CAATE Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Workgroup. Her areas of research interest include Lower Extremity Injury Prevention, with a special interest in ACL injury risk mitigation in the adolescent female population, and creating inclusive environments in athletic training.

Course Details

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