LMU CELEBRATES NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH
March 9, 2011 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University joins the nation in celebrating National Athletic Training Month throughout March with several special events. LMU’s Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) will host competitive games, a free health class and an open house in the athletic department during March.
The ATSA Student Olympics will be held at a date to-be-announced after LMU’s classes reconvene from spring break on March 25. The Olympics will pit the ATSA against the Physical Education and Kinesiology (PEAK) students in a series of outdoor games.
LMU’s Athletic Training Department and the Northeast Tennessee American Red Cross will sponsor a free CPR class on Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mary Mars Gymnasium. Call 423-869-6813 to register. Walk-ins will be accepted on the day of the event from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.
There will be an open house in the athletic training room in Tex Turner Arena on Thursday, March 31 from 1-4 p.m.
Participating in athletics and physical activity is good for you, but it can also result in injury. 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.
Athletic trainers can be found in a variety of work settings, including secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, hospitals and physicians’ offices, the military, occupational workplaces, performing arts and youth sports and recreation. The NATA represents and supports the more than 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research.
Lincoln Memorial University’s Athletic Training Program reflects the mission and academic integrity of LMU. The commitment of the faculty to the athletic training student is based on the belief that graduates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively while providing ideal health care to student athletes. The 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.
LMU’s ATSA is also very active in the community. LMU students receive practical athletic training experience while pursuing their degrees. LMU student trainers do clinical work in area high schools, University athletics and in area healthcare facilities. For more information about the Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Training program, please contact Dr. Jack Mansfield, Program Director at (423) 869-6322 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on U.S. Highway 25E in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at email@example.com.
CAPTION (week 1): Athletic Training major Cody Edens examines LMU Soccer player and Athletic Training major Jessica Meyer (left).
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