2017 CHS Scholar's Day: AT in the Mix
Another academic year wraps up and as the masses are gearing up for the end of the school year, several EKU Athletic Training students end the year on a high note. The College of Health Sciences held it's 3rd Annual Scholars Day on April 18, 2017. The event was created to highlight student scholarship across the college with a keynote address, awards ceremony and poster presentation and reception. Students from departments across the college submitted abstracts for review and acceptance by a committee of faculty members. The best projects were selected for poster presentation in three categories: 1) traditional research, 2) discipline application/innovation, and 3) case study.
Students from the junior class submitted case studies and two seniors submitted their projects in other categories. Case study topics included:
- "Non-surgical intervention with carpal ligament sprain"
- "Lunate dislocation and avulsion fracture in a collegiate athlete"
- "Posterior Shoulder....Lesion in Collegiate..."
- "Psychological effects of multiple injuries in a collegiate football player"
Senior Shelby Davis presented her Honor's Thesis Project, which was recently presented, defended and successfully completed. Her project entitled "Putting the "athletic" back in the [athletic] trainer" examined several parameters of physical function and body composition among various students in healthcare fields within the College of Health Sciences. She was interested in knowing if differences may exist based on the programmatic differences (clinical time, etc).
In addition, Senior Alyssa Davis presented her work on "Performing arts medicine and the impact among dancers". She examined the differences in injury patterns, severity and types of injuries between athletes in performing arts and those in other sports settings. Her literature review earned her the Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award from the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.
Many thanks go out to the faculty involved in supporting each project and the students that represented the program well.
Published on April 23, 2017