LMU CELEBRATES NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH
March 13, 2012 - Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will celebrate National Athletic Training Month throughout March with several special events. LMU’s Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) will host a 5K run and an open house for prospective students as well as on-campus appreciation events for LMU athletic training students.
The Beach Body 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, March 31. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the tennis complex on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. Preregistration is $10 for LMU students and $15 for non-students who register by March 19. Race-day registration is $15 for LMU students and $20 for non-students. The 1 Mile Fun Run is $10 for everyone no matter when they register. A cash prize will be awarded for the top male and female finishers and prizes will be awarded for age group winners. The registration fee includes a race t-shirt and pancake breakfast after the race. Call 423-869-6813 for more information or to register for the race.
An Athletic Training Open House for prospective athletic training majors will take place on Thursday, March 22, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the athletic training room in Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus. Prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend to learn more information about the LMU athletic training program. Refreshments will be served.
LMU will celebrate Student Athletic Training Appreciation Day on Tuesday, March 27. Athletic training students will enjoy lunch, an athletic training trivia contest and the opportunity to win door prizes. The ATSA Student Olympics will also be held during the month of March.
National Athletic Training Month was established to advise active people on how to prevent injuries at work and at play. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has designated March National Athletic Training Month to honor certified athletic trainers and raise awareness of athletic training. Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The NATA represents and supports the more than 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research.
The LMU athletic training program challenges and prepares each student to make appropriate decisions and important judgments regarding sudden injury and life threatening situations. Through diverse educational and research experiences, it is the program’s mission to provide students with the knowledge, skills and values that an entry-level athletic trainer must possess. The program is part of the School of Allied Health. Graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Science in athletic training. For more information about the LMU athletic training program, please contact Dr. Jack Mansfield, program director at (423) 869-6322 or by email at email@example.com.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Caption: Athletic training student Kacy Denny (L) assists LMU softball player Jordyn Wilson (right) during a game.
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