SEATA Student Conference
February 4-6, 2016
The athletic training students attended an educational conference in Atlanta, GA at the beginning of February. This was a conference for athletic training students from all across the United States to gather and further their athletic training knowledge. This year, 8 of our athletic training students were able to attend and experience this invaluable event.
Sam Wilder, a sophomore in the athletic training program, had this to say about the event.
“The SEATA student conference was not only very educational, it was also very fun. Over the 3 days we were there, we were exposed to seminars over topics that we had never learned anything about before. One session that sticks out to me was the communication skills session. Before going to this session, I thought it was a complete joke and did not understand why I was paying to learn about how to talk to people. However, I learned a lot from this session. I understood how scary it can be for an athlete to come to an athletic trainer and tell them that something is wrong. I also learned how to make them feel comfortable talking to athletic trainers. Overall, SEATA is an amazing experience, and I cannot wait for next year.”
Emergency Care Training
August 20, 2015
An important part of being an athletic trainer is being knowledgeable in Emergency Care. In order for our students to feel comfortable and competent in an emergency situation we invited the Scott County EMS to teach us how to handle certain emergency situations that may arise during a practice or sporting event. We learned a lot, and are very thankful to Scott County EMS for taking time out of their busy day to help us become better equipped athletic trainers.
Volunteering at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
April 16-18, 2015
In April, the athletic training students volunteered at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. The students provided first aid services alongside the medical staff onsite. The students were able to see both men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams compete while also getting to interact with people of different abilities. This was an invaluable experience and we look forward to volunteering again at the tournament next year.
‘National Athletic Training Month’
In-service at Toyota Plant
March 26, 2015
A student’s thoughts on this in-service:
Some students of the GCATP took a few hours out of our busy days to tour the Toyota plant in Georgetown and meet their Athletic Training staff and get a glimpse of what their work day is like. As a junior transitioning into my senior year as an athletic training major, getting the opportunity to tour and learn first-hand about the industrial setting of athletic training was very eye-opening. After being able to partake in the traditional setting of the career in clinical rotations for 4 semesters, I’ve gotten used to the normal routine; prevention, injury onset, evaluations, treatments and rehabilitation, and return to play. The athletic trainers at Toyota showed me that there is a whole other side to the job. They have set hours, they cannot actually touch the “patient” in terms of treatment, and they have many cases of non-compliance due to workman’s compensation. One of the first things they said was how important the evaluation process was, which we’ve all learned, but in their case it is much more important because most of the injuries in the industrial setting are overuse, chronic and due to improper ergonomics. They immediately go to the work station and record the “patient” doing their job and watching the way their body moves, kinesiology. Many times it is postural changes that need to be made and as easy as adjusting the work station and teaching proper stretching techniques. I really enjoyed getting to learn more about the industrial setting, which is quickly growing, and I think I could see myself going in that direction at some point in my career. Having set hours and not having to think as quickly with emergency situations and on the field assessments would be much more stress free when I plan on settling down and having a family.
Georgetown-Scott County EMT Inservice
March 3, 2015:
The students in the athletic training program attended an inservice put on by Georgetown-Scott County EMTs. During the inservice the students learned about airway management, various airway devices, and how to use them. The students got a chance to practice using these skills on a mannequin and learned where these airway devices are stored on an ambulance.
Athletic Training Students Attend a Conference
February 5-7, 2015:
Attending the SEATA symposium or the Southeast Athletic Training Association symposium is a great experience for all athletic training students within district nine. The conference provides an environment for athletic training students of various education years and schools to gather together and strengthen our skills. The various grades are able to work together and improve on techniques that have been presented in previous curriculum. SEATA also provides a location for networking. Certified athletic trainers, student athletic trainers, and the many wonderful speakers that attend the symposium are able to converse on any subject. This provides everyone the chance to meet people all over the country that are passionate about protecting and caring for our patients.
“As a senior, attending the symposium is mind blowing. The symposium organizes an intense and exciting lineup of speakers covering all topics that are covered in the Board of Certification (BOC). We had the privilege of being taught by Dr. Bill Prentice, Dr. Patricia Tripp, and other greats in our field. They were able to give wonderful life and professional lessons that will not only help in the upcoming certification exam but later in our career as well. The amount I learned in three days is more than you could imagine. The networking with other students and certified athletic trainers was priceless. The amazing preparation I received for the BOC was remarkable and unobtainable any other way. The best part of the whole experience is realizing how wonderfully lucky I was to be there. The symposium is filled with all sorts of different people who have the same goals and passion as I did. It was moving to see hundreds of people dedicated to protecting and serving people. Those moments I will never forget, because it reinforced the core reasons for that conference and my profession. All the fun I had with my fellow Georgetown ATS and other students made for unforgettable weekend. Anyone who is given the opportunity to go, would be beyond lucky to attend.” – Haley Blue
“I, Aaron Stover am currently a junior here at Georgetown College and I had the privilege of attending the last student SEATA convention in Atlanta. My experience at student SEATA was one by far the best athletic training event I have been to because it not only gave me the opportunity to be around other students who have the same goals and aspirations as me, but also a chance to network with other colleges and program directors from all over our athletic training district. While at student SEATA, I was able to listen and take notes on different lectures from multiple different professors from other colleges and universities and this really allowed me to understand different concepts from a different point of view or explaining. So, overall student SEATA was an amazing experience and I would strongly recommend any current student should try to attend because it has really progressed my knowledge in certain areas that were covered.” -Aaron Stover
Athletic Training Program Acknowledged in District News
January 2, 2014:
GC’s Athletic Training staff and students are published in the NATA News Journal for the January 2014 edition! We’re very honored to represent District 9!
Athletic Trainer at the MSC Conference
November 16, 2013:
One of our Assistant Athletic Trainers and our Clinical Coordinator, Reid Parsons, worked with our Georgetown Tigers Volleyball team while they won the overall MSC conference tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.
Athletic Trainers Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 19, 2013:
The Staff and student Athletic Trainers posing for a group picture during our first annual Breast Cancer Awareness weekend. KATS (Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society) utilized all of Kentucky’s ATP programs this weekend to support and raise money for Breast Cancer.
In-Service on Spine Boarding
November 2, 2011:
ATP held an in-service with the Scott County EMS to discuss and review Athletic Trainer / Emergency Medical Technician communication. Issues discussed included: (a) spine boarding; (b) facemask removal; (c) emergency splinting; and (d) patient transport.