Second year Athletic Training (AT) student, Shannon Degrosiellier, represented Seton Hall's School of Health and Medical Sciences in the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA) Quiz Bowl in Boston, Massachusetts on January 8, 2010. Her experiences at Seton Hall's School of Health and Medical Sciences' Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program have given her the tools to become a winner and designated as a `top three finisher' for District II in the EATA Quiz Bowl. Degrosiellier competed against AT students from 13 other schools in District II. She tackled questions about anatomy, administrative regulations, athletic training illness, injury prevention, medical conditions, pathology and health and wellness issues. Shannon will represent Seton Hall in the finals of the Quiz Bowl to be held during the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Symposium this summer in June in Philadelphia.
Shannon's vision of becoming an athletic trainer came to light while playing field hockey at Elmira College in New York. The athletic trainer at her college diagnosed her with a broken wrist but also provided her with the treatment that would enable her to continue with her favorite pastime. Soon after, Shannon began her search for the best graduate school offering a master's degree in athletic training. Her travels brought her to 14 `contenders' in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina and finally to New Jersey. “Seton Hall's well-rounded MSAT program is set apart from all the other schools because of the clinical rotations that are organized off-campus as well as its well-rounded curriculum and faculty,” says Degrosiellier. Shannon has had the opportunity to attend clinical rotations at Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope and, The Somerset Patriots (minor league baseball team). She is currently at The Lawrenceville School.
“These opportunities have allowed me to put into practice what I have learned in the classroom,” says Shannon and also, “the ability to experience different styles of athletic training practices in a variety of settings.”
Shannon Degrosiellier is looking forward to taking her national board exam in April and graduating from Seton Hall's School of Health and Medical Sciences in May 2010.
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