Athletic Training Students Shine in Quiz Bowl

Albion College athletic training education program students Kylen Bradley, Anthony Moon, and Elaine Starkey placed second in a quiz bowl competition at the end of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Student Seminar on Sunday, Oct. 14.

All 14 athletic training programs from the state of Michigan accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education entered a total of 20 teams in the quiz bowl competition. The content featured items the students will encounter when they sit for the Board of Certification examination to become a certified athletic trainer.

Exercise Science Students Apply Knowledge in Real-World Situation

Experience-based learning, similar to applying classroom learning to the real world, is one of the key components of the Albion Advantage. Ten Albion College students interested in exercise science are acquiring this type of experience through a new class called Exercise and Aging, taught by professor Sharon Frandsen, which gives students a chance to teach others what they have learned in their field of study.

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Kreger Develops Athletic Training Skills in Florida

Chase Kreger, '11.Patrolling the outfield for the Albion College baseball team doesn’t allow Chase Kreger, ’11, the opportunity to get the variety of clinical experiences provided to traditional students in the athletic training education program. With baseball practice starting in January, Kreger’s on-campus experience has been limited to the Britons’ football and volleyball squads.

Kreger began developing his skills in more activities—and to participants outside the college cohort—when he left in early May on an athletic training internship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. He followed in the footsteps of Yume Nakamura, '09, who completed the same internship in the summer of 2009.

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Athletic Trainers Making Use of Wii Fit Plus

Elaine Starkey donated the Wii Fit Plus she won at the Wellness Fair to the Athletic Training room.The Albion College athletic training room's start to the campus' theme year of wellness got an unexpected lift when Elaine Starkey, '13, donated to the Kinesiology Department the Wii Fit Plus she won at the Aug. 25 Wellness Fair.

Head Athletic Trainer Sara Koski, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jenny Sims, and athletic training faculty members Carol Moss and Scott Michel are already incorporating the Wii into rehabilitation and strength training exercises with Briton athletes.

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