The UNCW Athletic Training Education Program seeks to provide a quality didactic and clinical educational experience for entry-level students into the profession. Student learning is enhanced through supervised clinical experiences in the areas of prevention, recognition, assessment, management and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active individual. Students gain knowledge, skills and problem solving abilities in the areas of organization and administration of athletic training programs as well as education and counseling of the physically active individual.
The professional faculty and staff consider their scholarly practice and research essential components of effective teaching and learning by the students. The program seeks to insure quality education by adhering to the standards and guidelines set forth by the profession.
For further information regarding application process, course sequence and technical standards, please see the Athletic Training Education Program Homepage. (External link)
UNCW Students and Faculty Attend Athletic Training Conference
Students and faculty of the UNCW Athletic Training Education Program attended the 2012 North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association Symposium from March 16-18 held at the Holiday Inn at Wrightsville Beach. Andi Bender, MS, LAT, ATC served as the planning coordinator of the student symposium and Kirk Brown, PhD, LAT, ATC, was a presenter on "Common Sport Injuries to Adolescents". The students who attended were Courtney Shearin, Sarah Rosenbaum, Lexie Williams, and Emily Guadango.
Many of the UNCW ATEP Clinical Instructors who work in the local community had roles at this conference including Dan Duffy, LAT, ATC, CSCS who served as planning coordinator for the main symposium and presenter Jai Isear, MS, PT, LAT, ATC of Shoreline Physical Therapy. Richard S. Bahner, M.D. of OrthoWilmington was the keynote presenter of the student symposium speaking on "Common Hand Injuries" and was assisted during a breakout splinting lab by two casting technicians, Robin Jendrazak and Shannon Foster, as well as Lawrence Colvin, a Certified Athletic Trainer and graduate of the UNCW ATEP.
The NCATA conference is annually held in March which is National Athletic Training Month. This year's theme was "Athletic Trainers Save Lives" bringing awareness to the community about Sudden Cardiac Death and how Athletic Trainers can help to prevent and treat these conditions through education and timely life-saving CPR/AED interventions.
Dr. Kirk Brown
Hanover Hall 119E
Ms. Andi Bender
Clinical Education Coordinator
Hanover Hall 119B