M.S. Athletic Training Year in Review

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By M.S. Athletic Training Students and Staff

Follow the CU-Lock Haven M.S. Athletic Training students journey through the 2023-2024 academic year!

Follow the CU-Lock Haven M.S. Athletic Training students journey through the 2023-2024 academic year!

→ July 2023: We welcomed our MS-AT Class of 2025 cohort to Commonwealth University - Lock Haven in July. To take their first class: Fundamentals in Athletic Training. They had the opportunity to participate in ice breakers, concussion evaluations, and some down time relaxing at a pool.

M.S. Athletic Training students working in a classroom
M.S. Athletic Training students working in a classroom
MS Athletic Training students on the first day of class.jpg

→ August 2023: Due to the generous donations from our alumni, friends, and families to the Porter Student Success Fund, all students received a stocked medical bag that they could use on clinicals.

MS Athletic Training students holding their new back backs.jpg

→ September 2023: Our students were busy at clinicals in the fall. Here is a group of them gearing up for a football game.

M.S. Athletic Training students posing on a football

→ October 2023: Two of our faculty entered into the Health and Exercise Science Department's faculty Halloween costume contest and were this year's winners!

M.S. Athletic Training faculty in costume for Halloween

 → November 2023: Our 1st and 2nd year students gained experience covering the NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country Championships.

M.S. Athletic Training students working in cross country race

 → November 2023: The 1st year cohort had the opportunity of being an active participant for our guest speaker, Dr. Jason Madigan who spoke on Functional Movement Screenings and Injury Prevention. The students also had the opportunity to practice their casting skills.

M.S. Athletic Training student working with an Instructor
M.S. Athletic Training students working on casting

 → December 2023: The Athletic Training club held their annual holiday party. Lots of food, gift exchanges, and semester stories were shared prior to going home for the winter break.

M.S. Athletic Training students at a Holiday party

 → February 2024: Our MS-AT students participated in the DEI Winter Carnival Networking Social at the University. After learning about the DEI Commissions and resources, many of the students gravitated to watching a magician present and/or getting a personal caricature drawing.

M.S. Athletic Training students at the DEI Carnival

 → April 2024: Mr. Scott Devore, Athletic Trainer/Preceptor at Bald Eagle Area High School and one of the most recent EATA Athletic Trainers of the Year recipient, engaged the class in upper extremity mobilizations, manual therapy techniques, and tapings.

M.S. Athletic Training students working with a guest speaker

 → April 2024: Every year the 1st year students take an annual field trip to the University's pool for Aquatic Therapy lab. This lab is always a favorite lab in Therapeutic Interventions II. The students go through a warm-up with their professor and then are tasked with teaching each other exercises for different pathologies.

M.S. Athletic Training students working on aquatic therapy

 → April 2024: Our 1st and 2nd year students participated in Commonwealth University's College of Health Professions Interprofessional Education Day. This was a day filled with interaction amongst our AT students, nursing students, Pre-PT students, Pre-OT students, and Social Work students. They had opportunities to participate in case studies together, listen to a few faculty presentations, an alumni panel, a LGBTQ+ panel, and present their own research via poster presentations.

M.S. Athletic Training students at an event
M.S. Athletic Training student presenting a research paper

 → April 2024: The 1st year students all became trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. The training the students went through will help them develop a plan for adolescents in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

M.S. Athletic Training students

 → May 2024: Our 2nd years came back from their immersive clinicals to participate in our annual Colloquium, where they present their capstone project and give an overview of their experiences at their immersive clinical site. That evening is our annual AT Banquet where scholarships, awards, and completion certificates are presented to the AT students.

M.S. Athletic Training students at a colloqium
M.S. Athletic Training students at a banquet

 → May 2024: Prior to graduation, it is tradition to gather for lunch at one of the AT faculty's river lot. Although it was a bit chilly this year, it was nice to reminisce on their journey and wish them well in their future endeavors.

M.S. Athletic Training students sitting at a camp site

 → May 2024: The last group picture of the Class of 2024 before they set off on their new path!

M.S. Athletic Training students prior to graduation
M.S. Athletic Training students at graduation

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