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EKU AT Program Gets a Close Look At Knee Surgical Techniques

EKU AT Students Observe and Perform Arthroscopy Surgical Techniques

EKU's AT Program's Medical Director, Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland, led 16 athletic training students, consisting of MS in AT and BS in AT students, through an exploratory wet lab including arthroscopy and an ACL revision. This opportunity was set up by Dr. Ireland as part of an in-service series to expand on our athletic training students' knowledge, experiences and networks. Dr. Ireland is an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon and has served as the team physician for EKU in the past in addition to her current role as the program's Medical Director.

Kick-Off Time: National Athletic Training Month Begins Today!

EKU Athletic Training Students Kick Off National Athletic Training Month

Let the celebration begin! Across the country athletic trainers are being honored this month as March is National Athletic Training Month. EKU Athletic Training staff, faculty and students kick off the month in the rain at 5:45am doing what they always do...work to ensure the safety and participation of those under their care.

EKU Athletic Training Students Speak

EKU Athletic Training Students Speak To Future Healthcare Profession

On Feb 22, 2018, Tanner Eldridge and Kaitlin Oshiro sat on a Medical Panel at Bryan Station High School to educate the students about Allied Health Professions, specifically Athletic Training. Bryan Station High School is the pioneer high school of the Academy format. Briefly, it works like this: freshman year high school students are exposed to as many career choices as possible. Sophomore year they choose one of four "Academies"; Medical, Information Technology, Leadership and Arts, to focus their studies.

The Learning Never Stops...

Dr. Fuchs Leads AT Faculty, Preceptors, Former/Current Students in Training

Some find it hard to admit that they don't know everything. When you are in the medical profession, however, it is a necessity to admit when you don't know and seek continuing education. Where would we be with regards to surgery techniques if we never adapted and changed? What about the management of concussions or spineboarding techniques? No matter what, come to grips with the idea that what you know today is not sufficient for tomorrow.

Field Trips Still Rock!

EKU Atheltic Training at the Indiana Pacers

Remember the joy of the that one day in school when you turned in the permission form, entered the bus and left the schedule behind. Of course there was always a learning objective mixed in there but did you ever really realize what that was. I remember the trip to the state capital...running with friends, packing a lunch, seeing the sites and visiting some museums. As long as you aren't the kid in the class who pees your pants, the fun far outweighs the learning but the learning remains long beyond the fun!

Athletic Trainers in Physician Practices

EKU Represented at Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Inaugral Meeting

Athletic trainers continue to push the boundaries of healthcare by exploring new settings and new opportunities utilize our training to serve patients. Though work within the physician practice setting is often thought to be an emerging setting, athletic trainers have been working closely with physicians in this setting since the 1980s. However, this past weekend was the first annual meeting of the Athletic Trainers in Physician Practice Society (ATPPS).

EKU Students Invade Atlanta Once Again

EKU Athletic Training Students at SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium

Once again, students in Eastern Kentucky's University's Athletic Training Program attended the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Associations Athletic Trainers Student Symposium. Twenty-five students attended the conference designed to reinforce content knowledge and provide students an opportunity to network with professionals in the field. EKU has been a regular presence at this conference since its inception.

EKU Athletic Training (AT) Alumni Continue to Guide AT Education

EKU alumni represent at an NATA ECE committee meeting

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) utilizes a number of volunteer committees to advise and fulfill various needs within the profession. The NATA Executive Committee for Education (ECE) was designed to "facilitate[s] quality professional and post-professional education, coordinate[s] the delivery of educational programming for the profession and maintain[s] a dialogue with its CAATE and BOC liaisons on accreditation and certification matters affecting AT education.

The Saga Continues...EKU AT Program Re-Accredited for Another 10 Years!

Seal of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Programs

Starting this winter, I have been privileged to introduce my kids to the Star Wars saga. I'm not a "fan" of much but I have enjoyed the movies and I enjoy seeing their excitement as we begin to watch each of the movies in chronologic order. Their excitement (at least the older 2 kids) has mimicked the hype that generally surrounds each new release of a film and the anticipation of the next. That got me thinking...what has been around just as long, been through just as many "new releases" and matters just as much to the "fans" invested in it ...

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.

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