Student Engagement

Mikayla Attwood Athletic Training program

Our students participate in a number of community and professional development activities during their time with us, including, but not limited to: 

  • Attending local, regional, national, and international professional conferences
  • Providing medical care at the Steamtown Marathon and Scranton Half Marathon
  • Engaging on-campus with various groups and programs

Mikayla Attwood, a senior in the AT program, recently attended the 2nd International Sports Science Medical Conference from January 13-20, 2020. Held in Tokyo and co-hosted by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society and the Japanese Athletic Trainer’s Organization, the program allows only a small group of US students to attend and learn from some of the best in their fields. Included in her experience were lectures from American and Japanese ATs about the differences in injury management between the two countries’ top baseball leagues, including from ATs who work with the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Seattle Mariners. She also got a first look at various venues that will be used for the 2020 Summer Olympics and toured Tokyo for some sight-seeing, including Tokyo Tower, Harajuku, and Akihabara. In her words: “During this trip, I learned a lot about the similarities and differences between the American MLB and the Japanese Baseball League. I am truly honored and privileged to have been given the opportunity to travel and represent Marywood University at this conference.”