What is Athletic Training?
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree. (www.nata.org)
The Athletic Training Program at Marywood University:
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) at Marywood University consists of a four-semester didactic and clinical education program and is a stand-alone major housed in the Department of Nutrition, Athletic Training and Exercise Science.
Students will enter and progress through the program as a cohort. A maximum of 16 students per year are accepted into the program. All applicants must have met the entrance requirements and be accepted/enrolled at Marywood prior to admission into the program.
While progressing through their educational experience, students will have the opportunity to gain invaluable clinical experiences at one of our affiliated sites within the greater Scranton area. These sites include multiple area high schools, intercollegiate athletic teams at Marywood University, Clarks Summit University, Lackawanna College, and the University of Scranton, sports medicine clinics including United Health Services, Pivot Physical Therapy, Impact Physio, Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA, Geisinger Health Systems.
Class of 2018
Erin Healy, ATC
Meghan Weeks, ATC
Class of 2017
Haven Donovan, LAT, ATC; employed as an ATC
Emily Gerbehy, LAT, ATC: full time student in Doctorate of Physical Therapy program
Adam Larsen, LAT, ATC: full time student in Master's program
Vicki Lee, employed outside of athletic training
Mike Schlichtig LAT, ATC: employed as an ATC, also full time student in Master's program
Ryan Sortino, LAT, ATC: employed as an ATC
Matt Staback LAT, ATC: full time student in Doctorate of Physical Therapy program
Michele Thompson, LAT, ATC: employed outside of athletic training
Class of 2016
Brianna Clark: employed outside athletic training
Mary Ninivaggi, LAT, ATC: full time student in Doctorate of Physical Therapy program
Victoria Pezdirtz: active duty in military
Kathleen Rossi: employed outside athletic training
Dominique Wilson: employed outside athletic training