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From Bachelor's to Master's: The Degree Saga Concludes

On May 1, 2015, EKU’s Athletic Training Program began the process of transitioning from a BS in AT to a MS in AT degree by seeking a substantive change in degree from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). On August 17, 2016, the process was completed with these simple words from the President of the CAATE… “the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has voted to accept the request for change of degree for the Athletic Training Program at Eastern Kentucky University.”

Dr. Bobby Barton Scholarship - Currently Unfunded, Not Unfounded

Dr. Bobby Barton

To the best of my knowledge, in the Fall of 2009, an effort was started to raise money to endow a scholarship in the name of Dr. Bobby Barton. Dr. Barton has impacted a multitude of EKU graduates and clinicians and is beyond deserving of this honor. He has served the profession, his athletes, as well as the graduate and undergraduate students lucky enough to have come up through the ranks under his instruction. Almost 7 years later, the fund to create this scholarship remains below the minimum so no scholarships can be distributed in his honor.

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.

Inaugral MS in AT Clinical Induction Ceremony

First Cohort of MS in AT Students and Faculty

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.

Athletic Training Student Shelby Davis Poster Presentation at CHS Scholar's Day Won 2016 Excellence in Research Faculty Award

Shebly Davis's Poster Presentation titled: "Putting the Athletic back in Trainer" Won the Excellence in Scholarship award at the 2016 College of Health Sciences Scholarship Day. Shelby's Poster was 1 of 129 total posters from seven departments in the College that were presented. Highlighting the day's program was keynote speaker Dr. David Dyjack, Executive Director of the National Environmental Health Association, who spoke on "charting a course to further advance and elevate the environmental health arena both nationally and globally."

Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT-B Provides Keynote Address to Ohio University's his Alma Mater ('92) Division of Athletic Training Graduates

Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT, who is the Athletic Training Program Director at Eastern Kentuck University was invited by the Ohio University Divsion of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Student Associaton to give the keynote to the Divisons Graduates.  Dr.

AT Program Faculty & AT Students serve as part of medical team for 2015 UCI Supercross BMX World Cup

Dr. Eric Fuchs, ATC, EMT and Dr. Mathew Sabin, ATC along with EKU AT Program Students Kelly Coyne and Amanda Dixon, served as members of the medical staff for the 2015 UCI Supercross BMX Americas World Cup hosted in Rock Hill, SC.  This was Dr.

EKU PROFESSOR EMERITUS DR. BARTON RECEIVES EVE-BECKER DOYLE LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM NATA (See Video Below Story)

RICHMOND, Ky. – Dr. Bobby Barton has received the highest honor bestowed by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).

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