Contact Info

Office

  • Room 105
    Athletic Training and Exercise Science Facilities
A head shot of Brett Winston, faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 2018
  • Master of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 2014
  • Bachelor of Science, Longwood University, Farmville, Va., 2011

Brett A. Winston teaches in the areas of risk management and prevention, general medical pathologies, and musculoskeletal assessment. Aside from his traditional teaching role, Winston remains clinically active as an athletic trainer, with a primary focus on wrestling. He is a very active member of the athletic training profession having served on committees at both the state and regional levels. Winston has served as the president of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts from 2020-2022. Currently, he serves in an advisory capacity to the ATOM board as past president and chair of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Quiz Bowl Committee.

Courses Taught

  • Injury Prevention
  • Orthopedic Assessment of the Lower Extremity
  • Orthopedic Assessment of the Head, Neck, & Spine
  • General Medical Pathologies
  • Clinical Practicums

Certifications and Memberships

  • Board Certified Athletic Trainer, Board of Certification, Inc.
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • American Red Cross, Instructor
  • National Athletic Trainers Association Member
  • Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts Member
  • NATA Master Preceptor: Level 1
  • Myofascial Decompression: Level 2

Selected Works

Conferences and Presentations

  • “Designing and Implementing Problem Based Learning to Supplement Clinical Experiences”, Winston, BA, Mills, ME. Oral Presentation at: Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions; October 20, 2021; Virtual.
  • Athletic Training Student Self-Assessment of Anxiety: Completing Clinical Coursework Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, Scott SA, Barrett JL, Winston BA. Oral presentation at: National Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposia; June, 2021; Virtual.
  • “Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Team Approach [Sideline Evaluation of the Dislocated Shoulder]”, Winston, BA. Invited speaker at Shriners Hospital for Children – Springfield, April 7th, 2021; Virtual.
  • “Use of Therapeutic Cupping for Encouraging Lymphatic System Function”, Winston, BA. Invited speaker at the 2020 National Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposia and AT Expo, Atlanta, GA, June 18, 2020. (Live event cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • “Enhancing Learning Environments in Athletic Training”, Winston, BA, Barrett, JL. Invited speaker at the 2020 Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Mashantucket, CT, January 12, 2020.
  • Testimonial (oral & written) before the Joint Committee on Education, in regards to Athletic Training Legislation in Massachusetts (S.329/H.408 An Action Relative to Student Safety in Interscholastic Athletic Activities). State House, Boston MA, May 31, 2019.
  • “Use of Therapeutic Cupping for Encouraging Lymphatic System Function”, Winston, BA. Invited speaker at the 1st Annual UMass Sports Medicine Symposium, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, May 15, 2019. 
  • “The SKINny on Athletic Participation”, Winston, BA. Invited speaker at the 1st Annual UMass Sports Medicine Symposium, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, May 15, 2019. 
  • Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts Young Professional and Student Symposium. Invited panel member, Boston University, Boston, MA, October 28, 2018.
  • “Use of Therapeutic Cupping for Encouraging Lymphatic System Function”, Winston, BA. EBP (1.25 CEU) Approved Presentation. Invited speaker at the 2018 Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, May 17, 2018.
  • Testimonial (oral & written) before the Joint Committee on Public Health, in regards to Athletic Training Legislation in Massachusetts (S.1263/H.1142 An Action Relative to the Practice of Athletic Training). State House, Boston Ma, November 7, 2017.
  • “Treatment Interventions for Encouraging Lymphatic System Function”, Winston, BA, Dodge, T. Invited speaker at the 2017 Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Meeting and Clinical Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, January 6, 2017.
  • “The SKINny on Athletic Participation”, Winston, BA. Invited speaker at the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute. Webinar Presentation, November 23, 2016. 
  • “Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization”, Guyer, MS, Winston, BA. Invited speaker at the 2016 Athletic Trainers’ of Massachusetts Annual Meeting, Lasell College, Newton, MA, May 26, 2016.
  • General Medical Evaluation using a Problem Based Approach (PBL), Breakout Session Speaker, Winston, BA. Invited speaker at the 2015 Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts Conference, Lasell College, Newton, MA, May 21, 2015.

Publications

  • “Administering Interactive Simulations to Supplement Traditional Clinical Placements” book titled, Updating & Innovating Health Professions Education: Post Pandemic Perspectives, IGI Global. Winston, BA & Mills, M. October, 2021