Athletic Training RSS Feed en-us http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/ Athletic Training RSS Feed <![CDATA[Fifth Time in a Row Athletic Trainers Win Award]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1366 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1366 In recognition of National Athletic Training Month, all accredited Kansas Athletic Training Education Programs (ATEP) participated in a student letter writing competition during March.  For the fifth time in as many years, the Southwestern College ATEP won the award for top participation.  Each of the five years 100% of SC’s ATEP students participated in the competition. 

The letters are sent to legislators in the students’ home states to help educate them on the profession of athletic training.  This year students sent letters to members of the House of Representatives and Senate from their home states.

“As future professionals I think it’s important for our students to recognize their role in growing our field of athletic training,” says Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education at Southwestern.  “Athletic trainers work with many different populations, in many different settings.  We not only work with the athletic population, but also in police and fire departments and the military and industrial settings to name a few.”

According to Braun, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics has pegged athletic training as one of the fastest growing areas through 2018.  (www.bls.gov/oco/oco2003.htm#industry.)

Athletic trainers are licensed in most states.  Licensure requires graduation from a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and successfully passing the National Board of Certification exam.

Athletic trainers from Southwestern who participated in the letter-writing campaign included Laken Campbell, Tiffany Rodgers, Mallorie Coffman, Jamiee Grinstaff, Grant Trembly, Allyssa Zentner, Caitlin Hays, Courtney Hornback, and Mandy Watson.

This year’s theme for National Athletic Training Month was “Everybody Needs an Athletic Trainer.” 

“Athletic trainers are instrumental in decreasing catastrophic injuries and deaths due to heat illness, head injuries, cardiac conditions, and other medical problems,” Braun says.

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Tue, 07 May 2013 14:22:05 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Athletic Trainers Learn About Possible Jobs in Performing Arts]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1227 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1227 Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education at Southwestern College, recently took seven students and a 2012 SC graduate to get a behind-the-scenes look at what a physical therapist does with the touring Disney production of “The Lion King.”

AT at The Lion King


Braun says that physical therapists and athletic trainers do a lot of similar things.
The group spent an hour with Dionne Vernon, a physical therapist for “The Lion King,” while the show was in Wichita.  It was an opportunity to witness a physical therapist at work at a performing arts event and not at a sporting event.

“I e-mailed Disney hoping for the best, and after a few weeks, I finally heard back,” Braun says.  “They allowed us to go to the show and see what Dionne does for the injuries that occur to the performers.”

The SC students got the opportunity to see Vernon in action and see for themselves what a typical day is like as well as inquire about her traveling schedule and what common injuries are associated with this kind of intense production.

“Athletic trainers have job opportunities like that,” Braun says.  “We don’t always get to see that side so it was a unique opportunity to learn more about that.  They got a chance to learn about common injuries that occur in the performing arts world.  We don’t typically think that an athletic trainer or a physical therapist would be working on Broadway but they do.”

Students that attended were Laken Campbell, Tiffany Rodgers, Mallorie Coffman, Jamiee Grinstaff, Allyssa Zentner, Caitlin Hays, and Mandy Watson.  Also attending was 2012 SC graduate Kindell Copeland.

“At first I had no idea they had physical therapists for theatre shows,” Zentner says.  “With the large headgear that was worn in the production, if their head position is incorrect, an injury may occur.”

“There are athletic trainers that work for NASA, DisneyWorld, in the Senate, and in fire and police departments,” Braun says.  “Anywhere that an injury can take place, athletic trainers can be used and are hired.  It was a good opportunity to see something outside the athletic world.”

 

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Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:53:09 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Three SC Athletic Trainers Receive Certification]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1190 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1190 Three recent Southwestern College graduates have earned their athletic training certification through The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC). The three students are Kelli Florio and Kindell Copeland, Wichita, and Megan Kerns, Dodge City,

To become a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (AT), Florio, Copeland, and Kerns had to graduate from a nationally accredited athletic training education program, which Southwestern College is.  The three students also had to pass a rigorous national exam, according to Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education at SC.

“The BOC exam is a difficult exam and I am very proud of each of these ladies for the work they put into passing it on their first attempt,” Braun said.

To retain certification, ATs must demonstrate completion of a specific number of medically related continuing education credits every two years and adhere to the BOC Standards of Professional Practice.

Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied healthcare profession, and the AMA recommends ATs in every high school to keep America’s youth safe and healthy.  Athletic trainers collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities

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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:39:45 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Athletic Trainers Win Award]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1147 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/1147 In recognition of National Athletic Training Month, all accredited Kansas Athletic Training Education Programs (ATEP) participated in an student letter writing competition during March.  For the fourth time in as many years, the Southwestern College ATEP won the award for top participation.  Each of the four years 100% of SC’s ATEP students participated in the competition. 

The letters are sent to legislators in the student’s home state to help educate them on the profession of athletic training.  This year students sent e-mails to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. 

“There are common misconceptions about what we do as athletic trainers,” says Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education at Southwestern.  “We are not personal trainers.  We are allied health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, immediate care, evaluation, and rehabilitation of injuries.  We work in the high school, collegiate, and professional settings as well as industrial, clinical, and military settings.”

Athletic trainers are licensed in most states.  Licensure requires graduation from a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and successfully passing the National Board of Certification exam.

Athletic trainers from Southwestern who participated in the letter-writing campaign included Kelli Florio, Kindell Copeland, Megan Kerns, Tiffany Rodgers, Laken Campbell, Mallorie Coffman, Shonda Glover, Jamiee Grinstaff, Devan Howard, Caleb Sullivan, Grant Trembly, and Allyssa Zentner

This year’s theme for National Athletic Training Month was “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.” 

“Athletic trainers are instrumental in decreasing catastrophic injuries and deaths due to heat illness, head injuries, and cardiac conditions to name a few,” Braun says.

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Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:33:28 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Copeland and Braun Attend Conferences in Washington D.C.]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/933 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/933 Copeland and Braun

Kindell Copeland, a junior in Southwestern College’s athletic training education program from Wichita, and Lisa Braun, SC’s director of athletic training education, participated in Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25.

“We spoke to legislators and educated them on the profession of athletic training and asked support for an important concussion management bill,” Braun says.  “While we were there we were able to take a tour of the Capitol Building.”

On Feb. 26 and 27, Copeland attended the iLead conference.  According to Braun, the conference was held for athletic training students to help sharpen their leadership skills and help them learn how to become a successful professional. 

On the same two days, Braun attended the athletic training educators’ conference.

Copeland is one of just two students who received funding from the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society to represent the state of Kansas.  

 

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:19:47 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Students Recognized by KATS]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/763 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/763 SC students Honored by KATS

Seven Southwestern College students have been recognized by the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society (KATS) honor roll.

• First team—Nathan Morrison, Osborne.

• Second team—Rene Schwann, Salina; Krystal Tyree, North Little Rock, Ark.

• Honorable mention—Katie Bipes, Topeka; Kelli Florio, Kindell Copeland, and Kimberly Kellogg, Wichita.

First-team nominees had to be junior or above in academic standing, active within the professional phase of the athletic training education program (ATEP) (minimum of five academic semesters completed), and achieve a 3.8/4.0 KATS honors average. This is the average of the student’s spring grade-point average (GPA), fall GPA, and cumulative GPA.

Second-team nominees had to be junior or above in academic standing, active within the professional phase of the ATEP (minimum of five academic semesters completed), and achieve a 3.6/4.0 KATS honors average.

Honorable mention nominees had to be sophomore or above in academic standing, active within the professional phase of the ATEP (minimum of three academic semesters completed), and achieved a 3.4/4.0 KATS honors average.

 

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Mon, 17 May 2010 11:26:19 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Athletic Training Students Help with Family Fun Night]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/644 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/644 SCATS Trainers volunteer

Southwestern College Athletic Trainers Society (SCATS) participated in “Family Fun Night” on Friday, Nov. 13, hosted by the Winfield Recreational Center (WRC).

SCATS had 12 students helping with the carnival games and inflatables.

 “The students enjoyed the chance to work with all the children and alongside the other WRC workers and volunteers and also getting to interact with people from the community,” said Valarie Hart, president of SCATS.

 

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:52:00 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Trainers Attend Seminar in Lawrence]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/643 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/643 Several Southwestern College athletic training students and staff attended the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society (KATS) third annual sports medicine seminar on Sunday, Nov. 15, in Lawrence on the campus of Kansas University.

The seminar focused on athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow. 

Those in attendance included students Nathan Morrison, Krystal Tyree, Lindsey Knak, Rene Schwan, Katie Bipes, Courtney Putnam, and Valerie Hart.  SC staff attending were Lisa Braun, Amanda Beadle, Lock Schnelle, Tony Jones, and Crystal Cruz.

The group also participated in a canned food drive.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:48:23 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[KATS Recognizes SC Athletic Training Students]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/532 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/532 Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education at Southwestern College, and the Southwestern College athletic training students were recognized by the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society (KATS).

According to Travis Francis, KATS president, each curriculum director was asked to have each of their students to write a personal letter to their respective Senate and House of Representatives legislator at both the national and state levels.  The university with the highest percentage of students would receive a donation to their program from KATS. 

Southwestern College athletic training students accomplished 100% and won the contest. 

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:49:02 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Four SC Athletic Trainers Honored by KATS]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/526 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/526 The Kansas Athletic Training Society (KATS) has recognized four Southwestern College athletic trainers who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement.

The honorees include: Nathan Morrison, Osborne; Krystal Tyree, North Little Rock, Ark.; Rene Schwan, Salina; and Tory Dreger, Independence. 

“These four students in our athletic training education program certainly deserve this honor from KATS.  They work very hard in the classroom to earn the grades but also in the athletic training room to apply what they have learned,” says Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education at Southwestern.  “These students represent our program well and set a high standard for the future athletic training students at Southwestern College.”

            To be eligible for nomination, students must meet the following criteria:
• Nominees must be fully accepted into the professional phase of their athletic training education program.
• Nominees must be full time undergraduate students during both the fall and spring semester of the preceding academic year.
• Nominees must be submitted by program directors from CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) accredited ATEPs in the state of Kansas.
• Nominees must be rated by their program director at 4/5 or higher in clinical performance.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2009 11:28:53 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Knak Attends NATA iLead Student Leadership Program]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/453 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/453 Lindsey Knak, junior at Southwestern College, traveled to Washington, D.C., from Feb. 21-23 for the inaugural iLead Student Leadership Program. 
iLead is constructed around a series of educational and interactive sessions that are specially designed to provide key information to help students lead and communicate better as they enter the workforce and represent the athletic training profession.
Knak, a Fairview, Okla., native, was one of two athletic training students chosen to represent Kansas at the iLead conference.
“This was an unbelievable opportunity for Lindsey to attend such a great conference,” says Lisa Braun, director of athletic training at Southwestern, who accompanied Knak on the trip.  “She represented SC and our athletic training education program very well and is eager to share what she learned with her fellow athletic training students.”
The program was held in conjunction with the Feb. 23 Capitol Hill Day campaign.  Knak and Braun met with the legislative aides for Todd Tihart and Pat Roberts to educate about the profession of athletic training as well as to ask for support.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2009 14:53:21 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Lindsey Knak, Junior ATS to attend ILEAD confernce/NATA Capitol Hill Day in Washington DC]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/398 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/398 Lindsey Knak, a Junior Athletic Training Student, has been chosen as one of two Kansas Representative to attend the ILEAD Conference in Washington DC.  ILEAD is a fun, interactive 2-day seminar that helps students develop their leadership skills.  While in Washington DC Lindsey will also attend NATA Capitol Hill Day with Lisa Braun, the Director of the Athletic Training Education Program.  Lindsey and Lisa will be visiting with legislators in support of the Athletic Training profession.

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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:19:43 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Athletic Training Students Honored]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/197 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/197 The Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society (KATS) recently honored undergraduate athletic training students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement in accredited athletic training education programs in the state of Kansas.

Three Southwestern College students were recognized.

Nathan Morrison, Osborne, received second-team all-academic honors.  He is the son of Mark and Deb Morrison.  Second team honorees must have been a full-time undergraduate student with a sophomore status or higher and have maintained a minimum 3.6 cumulative grade-point average, achieved a minimum 3.6 grade-point average for the ’07-’08 academic year, and received a clinical performance rating of 4/5 from their education program director.

Rene Schwan, Salina, and Krystal Tyree, North Little Rock, Ark., received honorable mention all-academic honors.  Schwan is the daughter of Kerry and Tamise Schwan.  Tyree is the daughter of Eugene and Betty Tyree.  Honorable mention honorees must have been a full-time undergraduate student with a sophomore status or higher and have maintained a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade-point average, achieved a minimum 3.4 grade-point average for the ’07-’08 academic year, and received a clinical performance rating of 4/5 from their education program director.

“I think it is great that KATS is recognizing athletic training students for their hard work in the classroom,” says Lisa Braun, director of athletic training education at Southwestern.  “We have three very deserving students on this honor roll who work very hard both in the classroom and on the field for the athletes at Southwestern College.  These three students are great role models for our younger students and represent our program well.”

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Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:21:55 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Physicals]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/138 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/138 Sunday August 24 at 1pm. Dr. Dennett Office on 19th Ave.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:35:44 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Athletic Training Welcomes New Staff]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/91 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/91 Please join Southwestern College Athletic Training in welcoming the newest member of our staff, Lock Schnelle, MS, LAT, ATC as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. Lock completed both his undergraduate and graduate work at Kansas State University and is originally from Abilene, KS.

“We are excited to have someone with Lock’s level of experience and excitement to join our staff. He will be a great addition to our growing program,” said Amanda Beadle, Head Athletic Trainer.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2008 04:55:53 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Athletic Training Accepts Three New Students]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/90 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/90 Southwestern College’s Athletic Training Program is excited to announce the acceptance of three new students into their Athletic Training Education Program.

  • Nicki-Kay Nichols ’11, Stafford, KS
  • Courtney Putnam ’11, Stillwater, OK
  • Kasey Kaiser ’11, Tulsa, OK.

We are excited to add such great students to our growing program.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2008 04:55:09 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Athletic Training Students Make KATS Honor Roll]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/89 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/89 Southwestern College’s Athletic Training department is proud to announce that three of their students have made the Kansas Athletic Trainers Associations (KATS) first ever state wide Honor Roll!

The following Southwestern College students have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement in SC’s Athletic training Education Program:

  • Nathan Morrison ’10, Osborne, KS was placed on the KATS All-Academic Honors 2nd Team 07-08
  • Rene Schwan ’10, Salina, KS was placed on the KATS All-Academic Honors Honorable Mention Team 07-08
  • Krystal Tyree ’10, North Little Rock, AR was placed on the KATS All-Academic Honors Honorable Mention Team 07-08

Please join us in congratulating them in a great job, in both the classroom and in the athletic training room!

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Tue, 05 Aug 2008 04:49:24 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Athletic Training Staff Attend Convention]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/88 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/88 Southwestern College Athletic Trainer’s made a trip east to St. Louis, MO for the 59th annual National Athletic Trainers’ Association National Convention. Two staff members and four students were able to attend the five day event held June 17th – 21st.

The attendees included Lisa Braun, Director of Athletic Training Education and Amanda Beadle, Head Athletic Trainer.  The four students who attended included, Nathan Morrison, Osborne, KS, Whitney Baker, Independence, MO, Valarie Hart, Wewoka, OK, and Rene Schwan, Salina, KS.

During the convention they were able to attend lectures and hands on seminars in numerous athletic training related subject areas. Students were given the opportunity to meet NBA athletic trainers during a cadaver session, network with other athletic training students during a social before a St. Louis Cardinals game and even go up in the arch! The group received funding through fundraising, numerous donors and of course support from Southwestern College.

Amanda Beadle, Head Athletic Trainer said, “This was a great opportunity for these students to meet others within our profession. The people they met at the convention could some day be their employer. It’s also a great reward for how hard they work for me and our athletics’ program.”

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Tue, 05 Aug 2008 04:46:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[2008 Athletic Training Camp]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/87 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/87 Southwestern College held an Athletic Training camp on June 2-4, 2008.

Eight campers attended the camp where they learned about heat illness, the dangers of lightening, and how to tape an ankle.  There were many other athletic training related subjects that were taught as well.

Those presenting throughout the camp included Lisa Braun, Director of Athletic Training Education, Amanda Beadle, Head Athletic Trainer, and three Athletic Training Students;  Nathan Morrison, Osborne, KS, Valarie Hart, Wewoka, OK, and Rene Schwan, Salina, KS.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2008 04:45:52 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Athletic Training Recognizes Two Students]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/86 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/athletic-training/news/view/86 The Southwestern College Athletic Training Education Program recognized two students during their end-of-the-year cook-out held prior to graduation.

Kasey Kaiser, Tulsa, OK, was given the Applicant of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding attitude, maturity, and leadership potential.

Nathan Morrison, Osborne, KS, was given the Athletic Training Student of the Year award in recognition of his dedication, enthusiasm, and reliability in both the classroom and the clinical setting throughout the year.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2008 04:44:21 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)