Athletic training alumni and students reception held during NATA Annual MeetingPosted: July 20, 2017
Alumni and students from master’s and doctoral athletic training programs at A.T. Still University (ATSU) met in Houston during the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Annual Meeting in June to network and receive updates. Below is a summary of the updates shared by ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) Vice Dean Ann Lee Burch, EdD, MPH, PT; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Chair Eric Sauers, PhD, ATC; and Athletic Training Programs Director Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC:
- ATSU-ASHS is the largest school at ATSU and continues to grow. A new physician assistant program that will be based in San Diego starting in a few years has been approved, and our post-professional doctor of physical therapy and doctor of audiology programs are expanding internationally.
- We are excited to have our first cohort of doctor of athletic training graduates commencing in July. Please visit our website for additional information on this online program – remember, alumni receive a tuition discount!
- From promoting ATSU by presenting at international conferences to earning various grants, we would not have such strong programs without our outstanding faculty – many thanks to all of them for what they do on a daily basis. We are also looking forward to welcoming three postdoctoral research fellows later this summer as the university increases its investments in research.
- We are grateful to Thad Walker, ’03, for his service as an alumni leader on the ATSU-ASHS Alumni Board. Sarah Piebes, ’08, will continue serving for a second term, and we are also welcoming Tim Nicolello, ’12, to the board. Please feel free to share your ideas for alumni engagement with us at any time.
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