Mount San Antonio College Celebrates NATM
On Sunday, March 8, 2015, Mount San Antonio College was represented at the 2015 Bailey-Arnheim Games (BAGs) at California State University Long Beach. This one-day event was an opportunity for athletic training students to represent their respective schools/programs and apply their knowledge and skills while competing in eight events related to the field of athletic training.
The events are geared toward preparing the students for the BOC Certification Exam and will require skills in evaluation of injuries, taping, teamwork, problem solving, and other athletic training subjects.
In addition to the games, the students attended and participated in workshops and lectures given by working professionals and educators. The participants were also provided the opportunity to network with professionals and peers without the high registration fees of conventions and lectures.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 the Mt. SAC Athletic Training Staff was invited to the Charter Oak High School Career Day to present information on the profession of athletic training. The event was hosted by Erica MacDonald ATC, a former student of Andy Paulin ATC.
On Saturday, March 28, 2015 Andy Paulin ATC and several of his former and current athletic training students provided assistance at the annual St. Francis High School Sports Medicine Competition.
Throughout the entire month of March 2015, Bill Ito ATC and his Mt. SAC Athletic Training Student Staff asked athletes to post their thoughts of their athletic training care. These thoughts were posted throughout the track & field athletic training room. In the adjacent baseball/softball athletic training room; bulletin boards were updated daily with exercise and fitness reminders.
Shirts were hung up as “attention getters” with sports related health tips along with shirts with logos and pictures of participating ATEPs and articles describing athletic training employment settings in areas where athletic training students congregate.
Courtesy of Mt. San Antonio College Athletic Training