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EKU Athletic Training Students Promote the Profession and Mold Young Minds

EKU Athletic Training Students Prepare to Explain Athletic Training to Freshmen

Tuesday evening EKU Athletic Training students met with leaders in the field of athletic training. They learned about how to get involved in the profession and the importance of leadership. Wednesday morning, 10 juniors and 3 seniors demonstrated what they had learned from that discussion.

Professional Leaders Invest in EKU AT Students

EKU Students Enjoy the Wisdom Of Professional Leaders

Sometimes it is easy to sit back and ask the question, "What does it take to become involved?". Remember the tree that falls in the forest...does it really make a sound? If we ask that question but don't take a step to find the answer will it ever be answered?

The POWER of Accreditation

EKU Athletic Training - a CAATE Accredited AT Program

Self-confession...it took many years working in an accredited athletic training program to fully understand the purpose, meaning and power of accreditation. It is understandable then when very few students entering an accredited program fully understand what accreditation means. My guess is that if I asked any incoming student, possibly some inside of a program, what it means, the best possible response I would be given would be that accredited athletic training programs lead to the ability to sit for the BOC exam and ultimately clinical practice as an athletic trainer (AT).

EKU ATS Alyson Buehler Selected to SEATA Student Senate

EKU ATS Alyson Buehler

EKU ATS Alyson Buehler was recently selected as the KY representative to the SEATA Student Senate. The Senate is a student leadership committee that was formed by the SEATA Executive Board to collaborate with the NATA Student Leadership Committee. State representatives are charged with active involvement and planning of the SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium. In addition, they serve as liaisons to their regions Program Directors.

EKU's 2nd MS in AT Cohort Induction

EKU's Second MS in AT Cohort

Students in EKU's second MS in AT cohort started the summer grind in May with classes on Monday through Friday from 8am to about 4pm. Not every day was the same but the long labs taking in-depth looks at Palpation Anatomy and basic skills in athletic training can exact their toll. When interviewed about the experience, Dr.

EKU AT Faculty, Dr. Aaron Sciascia, and Dr. W. Ben Kibler Edit First Comprehensive Book on Evaluation and Management of Scapular Disorders

Disorders of the Scapula; W. Ben Kibler and Aaron Sciascia (Eds)

W. Ben Kibler, MD and EKU's AT faculty member Aaron Sciascia, PhD, ATC, PES, edit the first comprehensive book focused on the evaluation and management of scapular disorders titled, Disorders of the Scapula and Their Role in Shoulder Injury!

"iLead"ing to Opportunity

MS in AT Student Jamisha Banks Meeting NATA President Scott Sailor

EKU MS in AT student, Jamisha Banks, was provided an opportunity to mix and mingle with NATA leadership and students from other programs at NATA's iLead Conference. This opportunity was thanks to a scholarship provided through the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) for ethnically diverse athletic training students who would like to attend the conference and pursue leadership within the profession.

Chasing the Trophy

2017 EKU SEATA/NATA Foundation Quiz Bowl Team

As athletic trainers, we are all familiar with the drive for glory that generally culminates at the end of a competitive season. The Final Four, Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup, Playoffs, etc, all represent an end, but more so a promise. A promise of reward for hard work.

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

CAATE Accredited Program - EKU MS in AT

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.”

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.

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