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Athletic Training Students Host Event to Educate Area High School Students about the Profession
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Athletic TrainingThe School of Health and Medical Sciences' (SHMS) Department of Athletic Training sponsored the student-run "Seton Hall Athletic Training Day" on Friday, March 15, in recognition of National Athletic Training Month. Students from local high schools in Clifton and Roxbury attended the campus program focused on providing invaluable information to those interested in a career in athletic training.

The theme of the program coincided with the awareness message of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, affirming “Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer.” The daytime event in the Main Lounge of the campus’s University Center featured lectures, workshops and games to enhance student education on various aspects of athletic training.

SHMS faculty member Dawn Maffucci, MA, ATC, LMT, CEAS I, director of clinical education in the Department of Athletic Training, opened the event with an engaging presentation on the current state of athletic training. This informative discussion provided an update to students on constantly evolving traditional and non-traditional settings within athletic training. Katie Reynolds, MS, ATC, NASM-CES, an athletic trainer for the Somerset Patriots baseball team, delivered the second lecture on the vitalizing role of an athletic trainer in professional sports.

Current graduate students in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program also led hands-on workshops that involved taping, bracing, rehabilitation and functional movement screenings. The exciting event concluded with a fun competition among the high school students based on what they learned throughout the day. The enthusiasm of the young attending students showed their level of interest and commitment to athletic training as a potential profession.

For more information please contact:
Carolyn Goeckel, Department Chair
(973) 275-2911


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