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EKU Athletic Training Student Rachel Ellison Enjoys A State Championship

Let's look at a few statements and judge what is really true. Can we honestly say that behind every good athlete is an athletic trainer? It would be a great motto but a slightly over inflated claim. What about the statement that their success is our success. That may be irrefutable.

EKU Athletic Training Student Rachel Ellison got to share in the joys of a winning season. Working with Dean Geary, a preceptor for EKU's AT Program, she supported the West Jessamine Girls Soccer Team as they won the 2017 State Championship.

The POWER of Accreditation

EKU Athletic Training - a CAATE Accredited AT Program 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.

Aaron Sciascia Elected President-Elect of ASSET

Aaron Sciascia

EKU's newest addition to the Athletic Training faculty, Aaron Sciascia, was nominated and elected as President-Elect of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET) at their most recent meeting. ASSET is a group of approximately 100 clinicians and researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds who specialize in delivering evidence-based clinical care and outcomes-oriented research of the shoulder and elbow regions.

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