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Athletic Training Students Hold Olympics

May 6, 2013

On March 26, the Athletic Training Education program at the University of Mount Union held its annual “Athletic Training Olympics” to help bring an end to National Athletic Training Month. This year’s theme was “Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer” to help promote that athletic trainers, as health care professionals, treat more than just athletes. Athletic trainers can now be found in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, the military and at numerous corporations.

To help further awareness throughout the campus community, the athletic training students wore National Athletic Training Month shirts leading up to the event. During the Athletic Training Olympics, the students competed in teams in several events including a mini quiz bowl focused on sports medicine topics and a relay/obstacle course that involved performing various clinical skills while working as a team.

“The students have a lot of fun planning and participating in the AT Olympics every year,” said Kevin Schroeder, certified athletic trainer and instructor/clinical education coordinator for the Athletic Training Education program. “The officers of the Athletic Training Club keep all the challenges a secret when planning, and it’s always fun to see how creative they can get with making up the challenges. It’s also very rewarding to see them function as a team and showcase their skills.”

 

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