DSC_0986The Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) presented their first student showcase on April 30th. Twenty seniors in the program had the opportunity to present their year-long research to a crowd of guests that included fellow students, faculty, professionals and family.

The first-time event was coordinated by Assistant Professor in Athletic Training Dr. Stephanie Moore-Reed and Brittany Castro-Conde, clinical coordinator of ATEP.

DSC_1024“The Student Showcase provides our undergraduate athletic training students with an opportunity to conduct and present case studies with which they were directly involved,” said Moore-Reed. “We feel this will provide the students with research and practical skills that will valuable as they go on graduate school or clinical work. This is an event we hope to hold annually.”

Over the past academic year, students compiled a case study of patients they’ve personally worked with. They were required to gather information about the patient’s case, write an abstract, and write a case report before presenting at the Showcase. Several students received accolades for their presentations, including:

Most unique case for oral presentation:Comminuted Patella Fracture in a 22 Year Old Baseball Pitcher: A Case Report” by Katelynn Newton

Most engaging oral presentation:Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Acute Management of Traumatic Spinal Injury: A Critically Appraised Topic” by Tyler Healy

Most unique case for poster presentation:Eccentric Exercise: The Answer to Chronic Tendinopathies?” by Christian Maldonado

Most visually appealing poster:Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in a 24-year-old Dairy Worker: A Case Report” by Joshua Adame

DSC_0990Students in the Athletic Training Program are prepared to work as an allied health professionals that are responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. This also includes the education and counseling of athletes, parents and coaches along with administration and organizations of athletic medicine programs. Athletic trainers collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. The profession is recognized by the American Medical Association.

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Learn more about the program at the ATEP website. View more photos on the Kinesiology Facebook page.