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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.

Professional Leaders Invest in EKU AT Students

EKU Students Enjoy the Wisdom Of Professional Leaders

Sometimes it is easy to sit back and ask the question, "What does it take to become involved?". Remember the tree that falls in the forest...does it really make a sound? If we ask that question but don't take a step to find the answer will it ever be answered?

Success of the AT

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

Self-confession...it 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.

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