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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.

Inaugural MS in AT Clinical Induction Ceremony

First Cohort of MS in AT Students and Faculty

The inaugural cohort in the MS in AT program at Eastern Kentucky University participated in EKU's first ever MS in AT Clinical Induction Ceremony. Many healthcare professionals participate in similar traditions, marking the  readiness of students to begin the educational process that includes patient care. The matriculation of courses within the new MS in AT program provided the perfect opportunity to honor these students efforts to this point in the classroom and challenge them to face the upcoming clinicals with a well-founded perspective.

Dr. Bobby Barton Scholarship - Currently Unfunded, Not Unfounded

Dr. Bobby Barton

To the best of my knowledge, in the Fall of 2009, an effort was started to raise money to endow a scholarship in the name of Dr. Bobby Barton. Dr. Barton has impacted a multitude of EKU graduates and clinicians and is beyond deserving of this honor. He has served the profession, his athletes, as well as the graduate and undergraduate students lucky enough to have come up through the ranks under his instruction. Almost 7 years later, the fund to create this scholarship remains below the minimum so no scholarships can be distributed in his honor.

Three EKU AT Rising Senior Students will Spend Summer Interning with NFL & MLB Affiliate Teams

EKU MS in AT - Summer Internship Students

Many students will be planning for some down time during there summer break from college, three EKU rising Senior Athletic Training Students will be continuing to learn about Athletic Training and what it takes to work at the Professional Level.

Athletic Training Student Shelby Davis Poster Presentation at CHS Scholar's Day Won 2016 Excellence in Research Faculty Award

Shelby Davis - 2016 CHS Excellence in Scholarship Award Winner

Shebly Davis's Poster Presentation titled: "Putting the Athletic back in Trainer" Won the Excellence in Scholarship award at the 2016 College of Health Sciences Scholarship Day. Shelby's Poster was 1 of 129 total posters from seven departments in the College that were presented. Highlighting the day's program was keynote speaker Dr. David Dyjack, Executive Director of the National Environmental Health Association, who spoke on "charting a course to further advance and elevate the environmental health arena both nationally and globally."

Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT-B Provides Keynote Address to Ohio University's Division of Athletic Training Graduates

EKU Athletic Training Faculty Eric Fuchs Presents to OU AT Graduates

Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT, who is the Athletic Training Program Director at Eastern Kentucky University was invited by the Ohio University Division of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Student Association to give the keynote to the Division's graduates.  Dr.

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