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History of Athletic Training at EKU: Intro/Trailer/Teaser

First mention of a "trainer" at EKU in a 1933 Eastern Progress

Over the last year, I discovered a driving interest in understanding the heritage and history of athletic training at EKU. I have spent several hours searching University records, communicating with individuals with knowledge on the earlier years and matching dates as best I could. I have used sources connected to EKU, the NATA, the CAATE, and several personal interviews. Over the next few weeks leading up to the Alumni Party at the NATA, I am going to release a series of stories regarding our history. The goal is to make this at least a 5-6 part series highlighting life during the early clinical years of athletic training, the key contributions of some of the foundational “first” ATs, and the life of the education program.

Please stay tuned as these stories are released incrementally in the near future.

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Matthew J Sabin

Published on June 01, 2018

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