Scott Lawrance


Dr. Scott Lawrance joined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty in 2016 with the academic rank of Clinical Professor.

Dr. Lawrance has practiced as an athletic trainer in a variety of settings, including high school, college, and in the clinic with areas of specialty in knee and spine rehabilitation and sports performance. He has served professionally as President of the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association, Division IV Representative to the NATA State Association Advisory Committee, as athletic training liaison to the Indiana State Medical Association Commission on Sports Medicine, a Board of Certification Home Study Reviewer and Examiner, and as a CAATE Site Visitor. Currently, he also serves as President of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association.

A native of North Webster, IN., Dr. Lawrance received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Athletic Training from Butler University, a Master’s degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety from Middle Tennessee State University, and Master’s in Physical Therapy and Doctor of Health Science degrees from the University of Indianapolis.

He serves as Director of Athletic Training Eduation. 


DHSc (2010) University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
MS (2003) University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
MS (2000) Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
BS (1998) Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Research Interests:

My primary research focus is using limb symmetry to identify and predict risk of lower extremity injury. My other areas of inquiry have focused on factors related to early professional success in athletic training, as well as methods to engage students in teaching and research.

Selected Publications:

Lawrance SE, Emlich J, Voll CA. Using Steriognosis Drills to Improve Student Palpation Skills. Athl Train Educ J. [In Press].

Lawrance SE. Recurrent Pedunculated Osteochondroma of the Tibia. Radiology Case Reports. (Online), 2015; 10(2): 1096-1097.

Lawrance SE, Lauber CA. Do Pre-Admission and Athletic Training Program Standards Predict Student Academic Success and First Time Pass Rate on the Board of Certification Exam? Athl Train Educ J: 2015, 10(sp1): S-15.

Brauchla CL, Voss EM, Robinson RH, Lawrance SL, Beekley MD. Effects of Backpack on Lower and Upper Body Reaching Ability. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015; 47(5S): 253-254.

Lawrance SE, Sly KE. Comparison of Load Cell Dynamometer to an Isokinetic Device for Measurement of Quadriceps Strength. J Athl Train. 2015; 50(6) Supplement: S290.

Nittoli VC, Lawrance SE, Schwipps AR, Dierks TA. Effectiveness Of A Multidisciplinary Training Program For Improving Elite Athlete Skills And Physical Attributes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014; 46(5S): 56.

Lawrance SE, Shelbourne KD. Treatment and Rehabilitation of Arthrofibrosis of the Knee, In Brotzman SB, Manske RC, eds: Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby, 2011: 247-251.

Shelbourne KD, Pfennig C, Lawrance SE. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Patellar Tendon Autograft: Principles of Rehabilitation. In: Johnson DH, Pedowitz RA, eds: Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007: 805-847.

Shelbourne KD, Lawrance SE, Kerr B. Patella Tendon Rupture after ACL Surgery. Op Tech Sports Med, 2006; 14: 8-14.

Shelbourne KD, Lawrance SE, Noy R. Prevention of Anterior Knee Pain after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. In Sanchis-Alfonso V (ed), Anterior Knee Pain and Patellofemoral Instability. Springer-Verlag, London, 2006: 283-293.

Cosgray NA, Lawrance SE, Mestrich JA, Martin SE, Whalen RL. Using Heat Modalities for Therapeutic Hamstring Flexibility: A Comparison of Pneumatherm®, Moist Heat, and a Control. J Orthop Sports Phy Ther, 2004; 34(7): 377-384.

S. Lawrance
Clinical Professor

Lambert, Room 106D
Phone: (765) 496-0502
Fax: (765) 496-1239

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Program 

Health & Kinesiology, 800 W. Stadium Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47907, PH:(765) 494-3170, Fax: (765) 496-1239

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