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EKU AT Program Alumni Richie Bancells, MS, ATC Honored at PBATS winnter meeting has served as the P


San Diego, Calif. — The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) announced that the organization has awarded Richie Bancells, PBATS executive board member and Baltimore Orioles head athletic trainer, with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The announcement was made as a part of the annual Baseball Winter Meetings.

EKU Athletic Training Program Graduate a Member of NFL's Top Athletic Training Staff

Story by: by Morgan Romans, Student Assistant 2/12/2015 12:55:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky University graduate Greg McMillen plays a big role on the recently named number one athletic training staff in the National Football League.
The Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society, in conjunction with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, named the Buffalo Bills athletic training staff as the NFL Athletic Training Staff of the year for 2014.

Robbie Kippler, a junior Athletic Training Major accepted a 2015 Summer NFL Intership with the Dallas Cowboys

Robbie Kippler who is completing his second year  in the professional phase of the EKU Athletic Training Program,  was offered and accepted a NFL summer intership with the Dallas Cowboys for 2015.  Robbie spent this fall applying to several NFL teams for internships and recieved an offer from the Cowboys a few days ago.   Robbie  becomes the latest in a long line of EKU athletic training students to be selected for NFL Summer internships.  Over the past five years EKU athletic training students have completed previous summer NFL internships

EKU AT Program Faculty and Students Attend 30th Annual Southeast AThletic Training Student Symposium in Atlanta, GA

This year the 55 students from the EKU Athletic Training Program were able to attend the Southeast Athletic Training Association Student Symposium as they celebrated their 30th meeting. With the fundraising help of the programs members as well as President Benson and the athletic department AT program students attended yet another great conference. Each year every student in the program along with the athletic training program faculty, Dr. Eric Fuchs, ATC, EMT, Dr. Tracy Spigelman, ATC, and Dr.

Jared Estridge, A Rising Senior in AT Program Accepts Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer Society (PBATS) Summer Internship

Jared Estridge a rising senior athletic training student will be spending this summer as a Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer Society (PBATS)  Intern with the Pittsburg Pirates Organization.  Jared will report shortly after completing his finals to the Pittsburg Pirates organization summer training center in Brandenton, FL.  PBATS Internships are competitive interships that athletic training students from around the country apply for and list there top three teams including major league or minor league clubs.  Students are then selected by teams p

Greg McMillen an EKU Athletic Training Program Alumni named AFC Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year

Buffalo Bills Assistant Certified Athletic Trainer Greg McMillen a 1988 EKU Athletic Training Program Alumnus, was named the recipient of the 2013 AFC Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer Award, announced during the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis by the Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society. Read more here

AT Program Director, Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT invited to back to serve as part of United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Medical Staff

Dr. Fuchs, EKU's AT Program Director will be leaving next week to work as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Volunteer Medical Staff and will be working at the Chula Vista U.S. Olympic Training Center for two weeks March 2-16, 2014.  This will be Dr. Fuchs, third time serving as a U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Staff Medical Volunteer, his first service was in 2000 where he worked at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) at Colorado Springs and was invited back in September of 2012 again serving at the USOTC in Colorado Springs.