Three EKU AT Rising Senior Students will Spend Summer Interning with NFL & MLB Affiliate Teams
Many students will be planning for some down time during there summer break from college, three EKU rising Senior Athletic Training Students will be continuing to learn about Athletic Training and what it takes to work at the Professional Level. The three students pictured above Chris Martin (Left), will be spending the summer in Richmond, VA interning with the San Francisco Giant's Class 2-A Affiliate Flying Squirrels athletic training staff. Ben Tofaute (Middle), will be interning with the NFL's New Orleans Saints athletic training staff, and Jared Wheatley (Right) will be spending the summer in Lexington, KY interning with the Kansas City Royal's Class A Affiliate athletic training staff.
Summer internships are highly competitive and students from athletic training programs across the country often seek out these opportunities, Dr. Fuchs director of the athletic training program said, "having three students selected for these internships reflects well on the quality of our students and these students have worked hard in our AT Program to watch our students apply for additional opportunities and succeed at getting them is great, as these internships are not required as part or our AT Program but knowing our students want to spend there time learning more over the summer is great to see." Dr. Fuchs, said, "These students are following examples set by previous students who have completed internships over the last few summers with various professional teams, like the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Lexington Legends, Houston Astros and Pittsburg Pirates, to name a few places our students have previously secured summer internships. These students will start there internships this summer some this coming Monday others will start later in the summer.
These types of internships not only allow our students to learn more about the athletic training profession and working at the professional level, but also provide unparalled networking for the students and the AT program. We look forward to hearing about there experiences when they come back in the fall semester.
Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT-B
Published on May 13, 2016