The Athletic Training Club is open to all students currently in the athletic training education program and those interested in the field of athletic training. The club participates in many activities related to athletic training and service events.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting is held every June. The Athletic Training Club usually helps pay for the hotel room for athletic training students. The NATA Annual Meeting was held in Las Vegas in 2013. Ashland University students, recent graduates, faculty and preceptors presented at the convention. Below are class of 2013 graduates Franki Gironda and Callie Jedrezjek with their poster.
Below are some of the students, graduates, faculty and preceptors that attended the NATA Annual Meeting. We plan on having an alumni party every year so that people meet others in the Ashland University athletic training family.
In Fall 2012, the club had a fundraiser to raise money for the Tessa Hancock Trust Fund. Tessa is the daughter of the head athletic trainer, Jeremy Hancock. She has a trust fund to help pay for medical expenses related to her cerebral palsy. The Athletic Training Club had a car smash at the Banana Split Eating Contest during Homecoming, had a corn hole tournament before a football game, sold t-shirts and passed a bucket around during a football game for donations. They raised over $1,200. They had a celebration after the fundraiser (below).
The Athletic Training Club participated in and raised money for the American Heart Association Relay for Life. In Spring 2012, the club had a car smash at the event to raise money (below). The athletic training club won the spirit stick, the most successful fundraiser award, the most participation award and the most relay spirit award.
The Athletic Training Club also attends professional meetings. In January 2014, 17 AT students attended the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association student symposium (below). Students have also attended district and national conventions. Ashland University students have presented at state, regional and national athletic training conferences. There are potential sources to support student research, including the Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholar Program and the Provost Student Research and Presentation Grant.