Last year during National Athletic Training Month, I discussed the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s plan to evaluate a potential name change. You can read that post here.

This year I am enrolled through the University of South Florida as a graduate student and last week our discussion was about this very topic. I’d like to talk a little bit about that discussion as well as introduce a new year on the blog during National Athletic Training Month.

So What’s In a Name?

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The Bull Run: Introduction

August 20, 2012

In a few short weeks, I will be beginning my masters degree through the University of South Florida. As many of you already know, I am quite excited and cannot wait to get started! This new series is one I hope to keep up with over the next 5 semesters as I progress through my classes. Here we go! Go Bulls!

This first post in the series will be rather short. Details are still coming in and I will begin preparing accordingly as I am given more details. I have my email, BlackBoard, etc all set up. I now have all three of my textbooks for this semester in my posession, and now I wait to pay my bill! My last book came in the mail today.

I can’t wait! Go Bulls!

Many people talk about starting school whether it’s your kid’s first day of kindergarten or first day of high school, or a kid’s first day of college. Regardless, there is the anticipation and build-up to that and lots of emotions involved as well. And I’m experiencing that right now. I’ve mentioned before that I’m starting graduate school in September and really September cannot come soon enough! I made my decision way back in April. I will be pursuing my Masters in Medical Sciences: Athletic Training Concentration through the University of South Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

The NATA says that over 70% of all athletic trainers have a masters degree or higher. Since a bachelor’s degree is all that is required to become a certified athletic trainer and practice as an athletic trainer, I think it bodes well for the profession when so many professionals have decided to continue their education and achieve advanced degrees. Those degrees could range anywhere from masters degrees in physical education to administration to degrees in physical therapy or physician assistant studies. Regardless, it is increased education and the profession is better for it. Read the rest of this entry »

University of South Florida’s “I am an Athletic Trainer”


Every Athlete Deserves an Athletic Trainer

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