AT Undergraduate Students attend the USA Rugby Medical Symposium in Las Vegas, NV
AT Alumnus, Yohan Kim, traveling with the South Korean National Sledge Ice Hockey Team!
coach, and interpreter.
AT Program Preceptor working for Australian Ski Team!
Dr. Bruce Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon at Mountain View Orthopedics and Sports Medicine the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia has used Utah as a training hub for many years. He has been the local doctor for the OWIA for the past five years.
“We have many things beside the greatest snow on earth that make us attractive to the OWIA,” Thomas said. “Our winter is opposite time of year from Australia allowing a good option for extended training. Additionally, Utah funded a foundation and maintains our world class Olympic venues. Athletes from all over the world train here to improve their performance.”
Thomas will be providing medical coverage for the aerial skiing world cup competition in Beijing this month. The world cup will be held in the Bird’s Nest stadium in the Beijing Olympic Park. Last year, Thomas said there were 26,000 spectators and 111 million viewers.
“These athletes are very fit and adhere to a carefully planned training schedule. Most of the injuries I see them for are minor trauma and overuse injuries such as sprains, contusions, tendonitis,” he said. “Happily, major traumatic events are rare given the athletes skill and training. We have about five major world cup competitions a year in Utah including aerial skiing, moguls, skeleton, and short and long track speed skating. I cover these events for the OWIA.”
Australia has three athletes competing: Laura Peel, Danielle Scott and Renee McElduff.
“Laura and Danielle both recently won in Europe Cup competition. Australia will have six staff in China, including my self, for this World Cup competition,” Thomas said.
The Australian snow sport teams have medaled in the past four Olympics and are on the podium at the world cup competitions more than 80 percent of the times.
From the Standard-Examiner - December 17, 2014
Two of our alumni recently met for a matchup in the NFL! Joel Noland, ATC (2012 MSAT Graduate) is currently the In-Season Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Eli Kassab, ATC (2012 BSAT Graduate) is currently the Seasonal Athletic Trainer with the Miami Dolphins! (For the record - the Miami Dolphins won the game 27-13).
WSU Alumni working in the NFL!
Oct. 27, 2014
Marshall Stoddard announced as Head Athletic Trainer for Real Salt Lake Academy
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - Superstition in sports is nothing new and when the Real Salt Lake U-16 Academy team won
their group at the Development Academy Playoffs in Dallas, Texas, coaches knew one thing was for certain. Good luck
charm Marshall Stoddard, who filled in as the athletic trainer in Dallas, would for sure be rejoining the team in Houston
for Finals Week.
The U-16 team would go on to defeat Solar Chelsea in the championship match and just over a month later Stoddard,
who had been working as an intern with Real Salt Lake, would be announced as the new head athletic trainer for the
Grande Sports Academy home of the Real Salt Lake Academy.
Stoddard a Logan, Utah, native had been working as an intern with the Claret-and-Cobalt for six months before he
joined the Academy teams in Dallas. He graduated from Weber State University in December of 2012, and worked
as an athletic trainer for the Vancouver Whitecaps from April-September, 2012.
Stoddard is now tasked with providing medical treatment to over 70 Academy players and will be educating the
players on how to properly rest, recover, stretch and eat throughout the 2013-14 season.
Weber State University Undergraduate and Graduate Athletic Training Students present their research
at the 2013 National Athletic Trainers' Association 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in Las Vegas, NV
Adam Huffield - MSAT Class of 2013
Adrian Eads (MSAT 2013) and Crystal Yamasaki (Athletic Therapy 2014)
Adrian Eads - MSAT Class of 2013
Debra Rink (MSAT 2014) and Haiden Siepert (BS Athletic Training 2013)
Garrett Mossbarger, Adam Hunsaker, Katy Stromswold (all MSAT 2013), Dr. Jordan Hamson-Utley (faculty)
Jessica Wagstaff and Haley Bryson (both MSAT Class of 2014)
Dr. Jordan Hamson-Utley (faculty) and J.J. Stroud (MSAT Class of 2013)
Dr. Valerie Herzog (MSAT Program Director) and Nate Blackhurst (MSAT Class of 2013)
Congratulations 2013 Graduates!
MS in Athletic Training, BS in Athletic Training, and BS in Athletic Therapy
2013 Health Promotion and Human Performance Reed K. Swenson Awards Banquet
April 17, 2013
Kristie Willamson, Outstanding Undergraduate Athletic Training Graduate, with Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Director, Dr. Jennifer Ostrowski
Nicale Yarbrough, Russel Hirst Memorial Scholarship Recipient, with Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Director, Dr. Jennifer Ostrowski
Christian Peterson, Outstanding Athletic Therapy Program Graduate, with Dr. Valerie Herzog, Athletic
Therapy Program Director
Adrian Eads, Outstanding Master of Science in Athletic Training Graduate, with Dr. Valerie Herzog, Graduate
Athletic Training Program Director
Athletic Training and Athletic Therapy Undergraduate Students present research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin -
April 13, 2013
Kristie Williamson (Athletic Training major) presented "Establishing Two-Point Discrimination of Cranial Nerve V"
David Hintze (Athletic Therapy major) presented"Determination of Microbial Populations in a
Synthetic Turf System"
AT Undergraduate students present research at Utah Conference
on Undergraduate Research
February 24, 2013
Jessica Adler and Kristie Williamson presented "Establishing Two-Point Discrimination of Cranial Nerve V" at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research at Utah State University in Logan, UT.
WSU researches concussions in snow sports
January 7, 2013
George Egan (1st year MSAT student) with GoPro Camera.
IPad and Shockbox helmet sensors used.
OGDEN — The Winter Dew Tour may not be stopping here anymore, but that hasn’t prevented a group of Weber State University students from continuing a research project that could help protect extreme snow sports athletes from a common, debilitating injury.
In American sports, football is king, and concussions have been at the forefront of the discussion the past few years. But little or no research has been done regarding concussions in snow sports, and that’s where the team from Weber State is stepping in.
The project started last year, when the athletic training and nursing departments at the university saw an opportunity to provide students with real-world experience dealing with sports injuries. At the Dew Tour stop at Snowbasin, several WSU students were brought on board to help respond to athletes injured in the competition, and to collect data that could help in the development of technologies to minimize or prevent concussions in the future.
Their multifaceted research includes blood work, cognitive tests, video monitoring and most recently, a new sensor attached to athletes’ helmets that measures the impact they sustain when they crash.
While the bulk of the recent focus on concussions has centered around football players, competitive skiers and snowboarders are likely to suffer concussions at higher rates and more forceful impacts, said Matt Donahue, an assistant professor at WSU and one of the project’s leaders.
“Extreme snow sport athletes compete at high speeds, get lots of air, and they come down on a solid, icy surface,” Donahue said. “That’s a recipe for frequent and severe concussions.”
At Snowbasin last year, students drew blood from about 50 athletes before the competition to establish a baseline. This season, the WSU team traveled to the Dew Tour stop in Breckenridge, Colo., to continue their long-term research.
“What we’re looking for is differences in biological markers in the brain before and after a crash,” Donahue said. “These athletes have probably suffered multiple concussions, but they have rarely been properly diagnosed or properly cared for afterward.”
The research at the Dew Tour is contributing to the first-of-its-kind, four-year longitudinal study at WSU investigating overall brain health in college athletes, from incoming freshmen to graduating seniors. The study uses biomarkers to identify possible brain decay and memory loss in athletes who participate in contact sports throughout their college careers.
New to the project this season is a sensor called the Shockbox, which is attached to a helmet and measures the force of impact to the head when an athlete crashes.
“The helmet sensors are rigged to go off at a certain threshold, not just a tap or a bump,” said Tiffany Vlahos, a senior in athletic training who is assisting in the research. “Green means it’s a mild hit and not really serious. If it’s yellow we’ll let the athlete know we picked up a collision and then check for signs of a concussion and determine if further assessments are needed.”
So far, use of the Shockbox has been very limited, as ski and snowboard athletes have been reluctant to wear it during competition. Donahue said the research team hopes to expand its use to other sports where concussions are common, such as hockey.
While it’s too early to come to any definitive conclusions, he said the team is starting to home in on potential biomarkers that cause concussion symptoms and affect brain function.
“There just aren’t enough pure numbers yet to say ‘this is the biomarker we’re looking for’,” he said. “We need to do this over the course of a number of years — then we can start to narrow down what we’re looking for.”
One major obstacle to the ongoing research is funding. The project received an internal grant from WSU to get things started, and participants are looking for funding from any source they can, including private partners.
“We are running out of funding, but it’s essential this research continues if we are to change attitudes about high-impact youth sports and helmet requirements,” said Jordan Hamson-Utley, assistant professor in athletic training. “It’s not just the athlete who is sidelined for a concussion we’re concerned about — it’s the athlete who takes repeated, undetected blows to the head.
“We can’t repair the damage, but we can stop it from happening.”
MSAT Graduate's Pro-Hockey Team wins the 2012 Western Conference Championship!
Quentin Higgins, a 2012 graduate of the MSAT Program, serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Las Vegas Wranglers Professional Ice Hocky Team. Picture above is Quentin (right) with Geoff Paukovich, Center for the Las Vegas Wranglers (left).
Students Study Concussions at Winter Dew Tour
December 7, 2012
OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University students will ask extreme snow sports athletes to let them monitor their epic crashes, wipeouts and wrecks at the Winter Dew Tour at Breckenridge, Colo., Dec. 13-16.
Graduate and undergraduate students in athletic training and nursing are attending the competition to gather novel research on concussions related to extreme snow sports through helmet sensors, video monitoring and blood draws.
“This offers great exposure for our students who will be involved in the event from beginning to end,” said Matt Donahue, assistant professor in athletic training. “They’ll have unlimited access to world-class athletes, starting with a voluntary blood draw at registration.”
Students will collect baseline blood samples before competition starts and then collect them again if the athlete experiences a blow resulting in a concussion. The samples will be stored and frozen and then later sent to a lab to be analyzed. “What we’re looking for is differences in biological markers in the brain before and after a crash,” Donahue said. “As far as I know, there has not been any research done on concussions and snow sports.”
Donahue said most athletes don’t take “ringing their bell” as seriously as they should, even though concussions are linked to death, memory problems and everyday ability to function.
In addition to the blood draws, students will outfit 14 athletes with helmet sensors that are paired to a smart phone or iPad, alerting athletic trainers when a crash occurs.
Helmet sensors have been used in the military and are gaining popularity among parents of youth football players. They’re an effective and affordable way to monitor hits to the head. The device attached to the top of a helmet uses a wireless transmission to alert medical staff and athletic trainers when a hit is too hard. “One of the biggest problems of concussions is under reporting,” Donahue said. “These athletes have probably suffered multiple concussions, but they have rarely been properly diagnosed or properly cared for afterward.”
Tiffany Vlahos, a senior in athletic training, will assist in the research. “The helmet sensors are rigged to go off at a certain threshold, not just a tap or a bump,” Vlahos said. “Green means it’s a mild hit and not really serious. If it’s yellow we’ll let the athlete know we picked up a collision and then check for signs of a concussion and determine if further assessments are needed.”
Donahue doesn’t know what kind of forces they will encounter but expects them to be much higher than in football where the bulk of concussions studies have been done. “Extreme snow sport athletes compete at high speeds, get lots of air, and they come down on a solid, icy surface,” Donahue said. “Our students will likely witness high-velocity injures that are very related to the Utah area.”
Research shows a concussion is more likely when the impact is at 90 gravitational forces or above. To put it in perspective, turns during high-speed car racing produce just five G-forces.
Students will also mount video cameras at strategic locations around the event site to document all crashes that result in an injury or concussion. By monitoring the footage, they can determine how athletes crash, where they land or if there is a concussion or any other injury.
The research at the Dew Tour will contribute to the first-of-its-kind, four-year longitudinal study at WSU that is investigating overall brain health in college athletes from incoming freshmen to graduating seniors. The study uses biomarkers to identify possible brain decay and memory loss in athletes who participate in contact sports throughout their college career.
“We are running out of funding, but it’s essential this research continues if we are to change attitudes about high-impact youth sports and helmet requirements,” said Jordan Hamson-Utley, assistant professor in athletic training. “It’s not just the athlete who is sidelined for a concussion we’re concerned about, it’s the athlete who takes repeated, undetected blows to the head. We can’t repair the damage, but we can stop it from happening.”
Master of Science in Athletic Training Student in NFL Internship with the Jacksonville Jaguars
September 14, 2012
JJ Stroud completed a paid, summer internship with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was also awarded the NFL PFATS (Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society) Minority Scholarship. JJ was nominated for the scholarship by the Jacksonville Jaguars staff.
2nd Year MSAT Student, JJ Stroud, with Jacksonville Jaguars Linebacker #52 Daryl Smith.
JJ on game day at the Baltimore Ravens stadium.
JJ with Jacksonville Jaguars AT Staff, Justin Bland and Rod Scott
Master of Science in Athletic Training Student in Minor League
August 8, 2012
Laramie (Brock) Francis - 2nd year MSAT student (Front row, far left)
Cole Libby - Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training - Class of 2012
August 2, 2012
Master of Science in Athletic Training Students and AT Faculty present research posters at 2012 National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, St. Louis, MO
June 28, 2012
Adrian Eads - Class of 2013
Andi Pigeon, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS - Class of 2012
Matt Brinkerhoff, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT - Class of 2012
Matt Brinkerhoff, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT - Class of 2012 (2nd poster!)
Dr. Matt Donahue - AT Faculty (Doctoral Poster Award Winner!)
Teri Yool - Class of 2012
Tori Bradley, MS, LAT, ATC - Class of 2012
Tyler Dexter, MS, LAT, ATC - Class of 2012
Michelle Nixon, 2011 AT Alumnus, featured on the cover of "Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine."
June 26, 2012
Michelle Nixon (far right) (class of 2011) - works in the summer as an ATC for the dancers and performers at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Nancy Weir, WSU Asst. AT, Inducted into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame!
April 21, 2012
Left to right: Valerie Herzog, Jordan Utley, Nancy Weir, Lora Cobabe
Nancy Weir, assistant athletic trainer at Weber State University, will be inducted in to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association (RMATA) Hall of Fame on Saturday during the organization's 2012 clinical symposium and business meeting in Mesa, Ariz. The RMATA includes athletic trainers in Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
The hall of fame recognizes those RMATA members who have demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to the athletic training profession.
Since her arrival at Weber State in 1983, Weir has worked with all of WSU's intercollegiate sports. She is currently the athletic trainer for WSU's volleyball, softball and men's and women's golf teams. She handles medical coverage for those teams and conducts drug education programs for all athletes.
Weir is also an adjunct professor and clinical instructor in the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs in the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education. She organizes the Great American Teach-In, a program that brings student-athletes into elementary schools where they teach children about the effects of drugs and alcohol.
Providing leadership and service to her profession, she has served as secretary of the Utah Athletic Trainers' Association and volunteered at events such as the Winter Olympics, World Cup ice skating and bobsled events, the Utah Summer Games and high school basketball tournaments.
In 2009, Weir received the National Athletic Trainers' Association service award.
"I am lucky to have a job that I love," Weir said. "To have people recognize my hard work is such a prestigious honor. I am in awe of some of the people in the hall of fame, and to think that I am at the same level they are is humbling and exciting."
Weir played softball and volleyball for two years while attending Snow College. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and master's degree from Western Illinois University, where she worked as a graduate assistant in the athletic training room for two years. Weir served as head athletic trainer at Snow College prior to coming to Weber State.
Weber State Clinical Instructors, Alumni, Faculty, and Student present at Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association Clinical Symposium and Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
April 21, 2012
Marie Perkins, WSU Alumni, Adjunct Faculty, and Clinical Instructor teaching kinesiotaping
BreAnne Perkes - WSU Alumni
Jeff Speckman, WSU Clinical Instructor
Adrian Eads, WSU Graduate Student, presenting in iPad workshop
Congratulations April 2012 Graduates!
Left to right: Tom Dewey, Craig Allen, Cole Libby, Vince Morgan, Justin Burr, Eli Kasab, Brandon Balmer, Nicole Groves, Jamie Heslop
Left to right: Andi Pigeon, Tyler Dexter, Joel Noland, Mike McMahon, Tori Bradley, Kyle Torgerson, Matt Brinkerhoff, Penny Weaver, Teri Yool, Kelli Nelson
WSU Graduate begins new job in Professional Baseball
Adrian Ramon (front left) - 2011 MSAT Graduate
Head AT for the Burlington Royals Minor League Baseball Team in Burlington, NC (Affiliate of Kansas City Royals)
WSU students conduct research into concussions during Dew Tour
SNOWBASIN -- Freeskier extraordinaire and Utah resident Tom Wallisch is looking at an iPad, reading aloud a series of numbers in rapid succession.
When Weber State University graduate student Courtney Allen informs him he has earned a perfect score, Wallisch pumps a fist in mock celebration.
"And they said I was only good at skiing," Wallisch says wryly before heading back out to the slopes.
This is a common scene this year in the medical trailer at the Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championships, where a team of students from Weber State is conducting research they hope will lead to more definitive methods of diagnosing concussions in athletes of all types.
For several years, students in Weber State's sports medicine program have helped take care of athletes injured during the course of the Dew Tour, both at the winter tour stop at Snowbasin and the summer stop in Salt Lake City. About a dozen students are on hand at Snowbasin this weekend.
Valerie Herzog, associate athletic training professor and director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program at WSU, said the experience is especially valuable because injuries are much more frequent in extreme skiing and snowboarding than in sports like football or basketball.
"It's great training for them, because they have to deal with trauma in sports anyway, but you could work in football for 10 years and maybe see one cervical spine injury, one subdural hematoma, a really nasty concussion and one or two organ lacerations," Herzog said. "And (at the Dew Tour), they're going to get several of those in a four-day period."
Jordan Utley, a WSU faculty member and director of the research project, said a half-dozen athletes came in with injuries in a one-hour period Thursday.
"We only had five concussions during the entire football season," Utley said.
The current problem with diagnosing concussions, she said, is that it's subjective. Because there's no way to say for sure, on the spot, that someone has or hasn't suffered a concussion, it's up to the medical staff on the scene to make the call.
"It's frustrating for the athletes when they're told they have to stop, even if they feel like they're good to go," she said. "Since we don't know for sure, we have to err on the side of caution."
The team's quest for more accurate and rapid concussion diagnoses is two-pronged. Part of the research involes a vision-screening test in which athletes read single-digit numbers arranged in different ways on a series of charts as fast as they can. The test is designed to help identify common concussion symptoms such as blurred vision and impairment of cognitive functions.
The other part involves blood work. The researchers are looking for specific indicators, or biomarkers, in the blood that would give a definitive answer as to whether an athlete actually has a concussion. Eventually, they hope to develop a process in which an athlete could have his or her finger pricked right after a fall, and the blood would be analyzed immediately on the scene.
The Dew Tour athletes come in for an initial reading for both tests, so there will be data for comparison in case they are injured and receive another screening.
"We have to establish a baseline, because every athlete is different," Utley said. "Some have more prior injuries than others."
They have also set up video cameras at various angles along the 22-foot-high superpipe to analyze crashes and determine potential safety improvements for helmets.
The students will take what they learn throughout the competition and present their findings at conferences as part of their individual thesis projects.
While concussion might not be the most common ski and snowboard injury, it's a hot topic in sports medicine these days, said Adam Hunsaker, a graduate student in exercise science working on the project.
"I plan on being an athletic trainer for a long time, so by getting this experience now, I can use it throughout my career," Hunsaker said.
In the end, Utley said, all the work comes down to the health of the athletes.
"It's all about reducing risk and increasing awareness."
Congratulations Fall 2011 Graduates!!!
Yasuko Tanabe, Stephanie Holmes, Jennie Largent, Chris Barber, Lindzee Yates, Ryan Huber
Congratulations Spring 2011 Graduates!!!
Levi Lefevre, Michelle Nixon, Brittany Harris, Kristilyn Jeffries
Back row: Quentin Higgins, Andy Brockway, Alex Davis, Shaun Norton, Anne Morton
Front row: Yuki Sugimoto, Ryan Renkiewicz
WSU AT Students, Faculty, and ACI present at 2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 7-10, 2011
Back row: Shaun Norton, Levi Lefevre, Ryan Huber, Robbie Stagg
Front row: Yuki Sugimoto, Jamie Heslop
Undergraduate AT student, Levi Lefevre, presenting Case Report at Oral Free Communications.
Graduate Athletic Training Student, Yuki Sugimoto, presenting research findings at
Oral Free Communications.
Graduate student, Shaun Norton, and Undergraduate students, Jamie Heslop and Ryan Huber, presenting
Case Report Poster at Free Communications.
WSU Clinical Instructor, Jeff Speckman, presenting "Using a Belt for Hip Joint Mobilizations" at 2011
WSU students, Robbie Stagg, Shaun Norton, and Ryan Huber, participating in "Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging of the Elbow Workshop" at the 2011 RMATA Conference.
Head Athletic Trainer, Joel Bass, receives the H. Aldous Dixon Award
March 1, 2011
Each year, the H. Aldous Dixon Award honors outstanding members of WSU's faculty and staff and the memory of President Dixon, who served Weber College during 1919-20 and 1937-53. The award is given annually to only one faculty member and one staff member.
Twenty years ago, Joel Bass came to Weber State with a purpose. At the time, WSU had only a non-accredited, internship program. Thanks in large part to Bass' vision, hard work, and determination, WSU now offers undergraduate and graduate programs in athletic training, both of which are accredited. Bass is in his 20th season as Head Athletic Trainer, working primarily with the football and men's basketball teams. Bass' resolve to safeguard the physical and emotional well-being of student athletes is relentless. As former President of the Utah Athletic Trainers' Association, Bass vigorously supported the statewide push to make sure every Utah high school has a certified athletic trainer on staff.
Part of the secret to Bass' success as Head Athletic Trainer is his hands-on involvement with students in the Athletic Training Programs. He claims it keeps him on the cutting edge of his profession. "I'm really driven by the idea that someone out there might be doing a better job than I am," Bass confesses. "It would really bother me if the coaches I worked with didn't think I was the best they could get."
Athletic Training Students to Present at National Symposium
June 17, 2010
OGDEN, Utah – Two Weber State University students have been invited to present at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposium, including one who is returning for the second consecutive year.
Undergraduate Nathan Smith and graduate student Michelle Dawson will be representing WSU at the symposium, which will be held in Philadelphia June 22-25.
Smith will present "Bipartite Sesamoid Fracture with a Partial Sesmoidectomy in a Female Collegiate Volleyball Player: A Case Report." Smith’s report focuses on a procedure to partially remove a fracture from the ball of the player’s foot along with looking at pre- and post-surgery factors.
“I am very proud of Nate for the work he has put into researching, writing and presenting the posters,” said health promotion and human performance assistant professor David Berry, Smith’s faculty advisor for both years. “It is an honor for Nate to be selected and provides recognition that he has contributed to the profession.”
Last year Smith, who graduated in December 2009, was the first Weber State University student in the athletic training program to be invited to present a case report at the symposium. He first presented a case study based on a volleyball player who had an allergic reaction to a skin adhesive after having a bone lesion removed from the top of her foot.
Graduate student Michelle Dawson also will present her master’s thesis research project, “The Effects of Imagery and Relaxation Interventions on Salivary Cortisol.” Her research used an iPod and headphones to show that sport psychology is important to athletes in dealing with the stress associated with an injury.
HPHP professor Jordan Hamson-Utley served as Dawson’s faculty advisor on this project.
“I am excited to be presenting at the national gathering,” Dawson said. “It is an honor to be presenting my research findings, which help show the connection of mind and body.”
WSU Graduate Athletic Training Program Director Valerie Herzog said these opportunities bring positive exposure not only to the students, but to the program as a whole.
“Having students present at the symposium brings great pride to everyone associated with our athletic training programs at Weber State University,” Herzog said. “It also brings national attention to the great work our students and faculty are doing.”
Undergraduate Athletic Training student, Nate Smith, presenting Case Report.
AT Student Presents at National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Symposium 2 years in a Row!!!
Graduate Athletic Training Student, Michelle Dawson, presenting research findings.
Nate Smith has had his case study posters accepted through the NATA peer-reviewed process two years in a row! In 2009, Nate presented "Mastisol Reaction on the Dorsum of the Foot Following the Removal of an Exostosis of a Female Collegiate Volleyball Player: A Case Report" in San Antonio, Texas. In June of 2010, Nate will present "Bipartite Sesamoid Fracture with a Partial Sesmoidectomy in a Female Collegiate Volleyball Player: A Case Report." AT Faculty member, David Berry, served as Nate's advisor on both. Congratulations to Nate!
Nate Smith and David Berry in San Antonio, TX at the 2009 NATA Annual Symposium.For More News go to Our News Archive Author: Frances Kelsey, Media Relations
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Undergraduate Athletic Training student, Nate Smith, presenting Case Report.
Graduate Athletic Training Student, Michelle Dawson, presenting research findings.
AT Student Presents at National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Symposium 2 years in a Row!!!Nate Smith has had his case study posters accepted through the NATA peer-reviewed process two years in a row! In 2009, Nate presented "Mastisol Reaction on the Dorsum of the Foot Following the Removal of an Exostosis of a Female Collegiate Volleyball Player: A Case Report" in San Antonio, Texas. In June of 2010, Nate will present "Bipartite Sesamoid Fracture with a Partial Sesmoidectomy in a Female Collegiate Volleyball Player: A Case Report." AT Faculty member, David Berry, served as Nate's advisor on both. Congratulations to Nate!
Nate Smith and David Berry in San Antonio, TX at the 2009 NATA Annual Symposium.For More News go to Our News Archive