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Autumn Whitson Nominated for First Year Courses Award!

Autumn Whitson Recognized for Excellence in Teaching First Year Courses
EKU ATP Faculty, Autumn Whitson, recently received a nomination for the 2019 Outstanding First Year Instructor Award!

EKU Faculty Receives ASSET Fellow Award

EKU faculty member, Dr. Aaron Sciascia, has recently been named an ASSET Fellow by the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.

EKU AT Program Gets Three Seconds of Fame...(maybe less)

The EKU Athletic Training Program got a small feature in EKU's latest University produced commercial. The commercial features several programs across the campus that provide hands-on experiences leading to real world application. If you are curious about how much "application" you can receive through our program, be sure to check out our MS in AT Program's curriculum. Clinical immersive experiences are spread throughout the program but culminate in 2 full-semester, full-immersion experiences that leave you with almost a full year of clinical experience!

EKU Faculty Represented in Force at TATS

EKU Faculty Dr. Sciascia Presents to the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society

The annual meeting & clinical symposium of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society (TATS) occured this year on January 19-20.

Where in the world is...Dr. Sciascia!?!

EKU's Athletic Training faculty member, Dr. Aaron Sciascia, continued his series of international presentations as he spoke at the Congress of the Asociacion de Kinesiologia del Deporte in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 30th and 31st. Dr. Sciascia delivered 3 lectures dedicated to Kinetic Chain-Based Rehabilitation of the Shoulder, Pain Processing Variations in Shoulder Pathology, and Return to Sport Following Shoulder Surgery. He also provided a workshop allowing attendees to practice evaluation and rehabilitation techniques for the shoulder.

Dr. Sciascia Presents His Second Masters Class of the Year...In India!

EKU Athletic Training Faculty Dr. Sciascia Presents 2-Day Class in India

On August 3, 2018, EKU Athletic Training faculty, Aaron Sciascia, delivered a 1-day Scapula Masterclass to approximately 110 physiotherapists in Pune, India. Dr. Sciascia was invited to deliver this course by Ashish Babhulkar, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Pune who specializes in the shoulder. “I was honored to be invited to India to deliver this course and the hospitality and welcome I received from Dr Babhulkar, his staff, and the course attendees was remarkable!

CPR Certification/Re-Certification Matters

CPR Basics Taught at EKU

Certification in CPR is a basic skill that is often required of student athletic trainers as part of the athletic training educational process. This prepares the students to assist in the case of an emergency while participating in clinical education experiences and sets the tone for future certification requirements. The Board of Certification's (BOC) Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) requirements mandate that all athletic trainers maintain continual CPR certification and be able to provide documentation upon audit of certification without lapse.

Dr. Sciascia Honored with Membership to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

EKU Athletic Training Faculty Dr. Sciascia

EKU Athletic Training faculty member, Aaron Sciascia, PhD, ATC, PES, has been elected as an affiliate member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)!

History of Athletic Training at EKU: Part 6 – The Move to a Master’s in Athletic Training (2003-Present)

First Cohort of EKU MS in Athletic Training Students

Since the pseudo-retirement of Dr. Barton in 2003, EKU has had a series of four program directors; Alice Wilcoxson (2000-04), Dr. Joseph Beckett (2004-2008), Dr. Eric Fuchs (2008-2016) and Dr. Matthew Sabin (2016-present). During their tenures, EKU has maintained its accreditation status with CAAHEP and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Other athletic training programs began to sprout up across the state with five programs having undergraduate athletic training programs by 2013. In 2014, Dr.

History of Athletic Training at EKU: Part 5 - The Dr. Barton Years (1976-2003)

Dr. Barton

In 1976, Dr. Robert Barton was hired to replace the vacancy created by Mr. Murray’s transition to another institution. Robert “Bobby” Barton received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky  in 1968 where he served as an athletic training student. He continued his education with a master’s degree from Marshall University and a doctoral degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1975.

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