Inaugral MS in AT Clinical Induction Ceremony
The inaugral cohort in the MS in AT program at Eastern Kentucky University participated in EKU's first ever MS in AT Clinical Induction Ceremony. Many healthcare professionals participate in similar traditions, marking the readiness of students to begin the educational process that includes patient care. The matriculation of courses within the new MS in AT program provided the perfect opportunity to honor these students efforts to this point in the classroom and challenge them to face the upcoming clinicals with a well-founded perspective.
During the ceremony, students were enlightened about the history of athletic training at EKU by the living history himself, Dr. Bobby Barton. Dr. Barton, decked in his green hall of fame jacket, spoke about his pride in being apart of EKU's history, the connection to many of the great alums of EKU, and the progressive direction of the program. Being the only man alive to claim the privilege of addressing the first class of BS in athletic training students and the first class of MS in athletic training students, he was the perfect choice for the keynote address.
The rest of the ceremony consisted of the students reciting and signing an Oath of Clinical Practice as well as receiving their first pair of scissors.
Please join the faculty in welcoming this next group of future clinicians and future EKU alums into the next phase of EKU's Athletic Training Program.
Matthew J Sabin, PhD, LAT, ATC
Published on August 05, 2016