- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Shelby Baez, PhD, a UK College of Health Sciences alumna who received her Master’s in Athletic Training in 2016 and her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2019, was awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) for her outstanding contributions to injury rehabilitation research.
A career in athletic training (AT) is fast-paced, interdisciplinary, and incredibly rewarding. A degree in athletic training will help you become a highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professional who collaborates with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. As a graduate of our AT program, you will be prepared to practice in a variety of settings including universities, high schools, sports medicine clinics, professional sports and more.
Spraining your ankle may seem like a small injury compared to others, but researchers at the UK College of Health Sciences (CHS) know how something small can develop into larger problems down the road. Now, a team of CHS investigators are collaborating with military researchers at the Naval Health Research Center, and faculty at the University of Virginia, to find rehabilitative solutions for populations most at risk for chronic and future ankle injuries.
Presenters: Lauryn Lanzer, ATC, Olivia Szallai, ATC
Athletic trainers (ATs) are an essential part of the health and safety of high school sports, yet many high school athletes in the United States still do not have access to an AT. According to a 2019 study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute, only 37 percent of public schools analyzed received full-time services from a licensed or certified athletic trainer.
Ariel Allman received the Young Alumni Award at the UK College of Health Sciences Hall of Fame celebration on November 7. Allman, who earned her post-professional master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Kentucky in 2017, has gone on to become the first full-time athletic trainer (AT) at Midway University.
Presenters: Robert Slowik, ATC; Caitlin Brinkman, ATC
Bridget Walsh, ATC and Amy Barchek, ATC
Bilateral Tibial Stress Fractures in a Collegiate Female Diver: Surgical vs Conservative Treatment
When he was a kid, Mike Booi wanted to score the title-clinching goal in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. It’s a scenario that finally came true, although, a little differently than his childhood dream. Booi, an athletic training graduate from the UK College of Health Sciences, is now an athletic trainer for the Washington Capitals, the 2018 Stanley Cup winning hockey team.
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