NATM2016

Linfield College Celebrates NATM2016

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NATM2016

Linfield College Celebrates NATM2016

Linfield College will host a series of events to raise awareness of athletic training, and the many benefits it provides to athletes, even before injuries happen.

“We need awareness for athletic trainers because the vast majority of the population doesn’t understand our role in the medical field. We often get mistaken for personal trainers in a weight room and not medical professionals,” Linfield student Abby Hendricks said in an email.

There also has been a page set up through the school to help raise funds for a student trip in June to the National Athletic Training meeting in Baltimore.

“Some people have the misconception that we have limited training and knowledge of injury. However, we serve as a constant support system to athletes because of how often we work with them, usually daily. Because of this consistent contact with our athletes it gives us a great opportunity to treat our athletes holistically, focusing on the body and the mind,” Linfield student Kami Vermillion said in a statement from the school.

Here is more information provided in a press release by students in the program:

AT Program Seminar — 3 p.m. March 26

  • The event will be open to the public
  • People will be allowed to go through the Linfield Treatment Center and have a hands-on experience learning about the athletic training profession

All- Sports Clinic — March 29

  • Activity conducted as part of Linfield celebration of Women in History Month
  • Open to children K-8th grade at Linfield from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • This event will teach children about women in sports and also about women in the athletic training profession

Crowd Fund Me Page established – began on Feb. 26 and will remain active until April 1

Social media accounts:

  • These accounts were set up so people can learn about the profession of athletic training.
  • People can follow them at:

Facebook: Linfield  ATEP

Instagram: Linfield_ATEP

Twitter: LinfieldATEP

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