Athletic Training Club

The Athletic Training Club is open to all students currently in the Athletic Training program and those interested in the profession 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 with some of the costs associated 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 clinical meeting. Below are class of 2013 graduates Franki Gironda and Callie Jedrezjek with their poster.

Callie and Franki with Poster at NATA 2013

Below are some of the students, graduates, faculty and preceptors that attended the NATA Annual Meeting. We have an alumni party every year so that current students and graduates can meet others in the Ashland University athletic training family.

AT at NATA 2013

In June 2014, Paige Ciminello, Madeline Legerski, and Alexandra Gruich presented posters at the NATA Clinical Symposium in Indianapolis, IN.


Maddie and Lexi

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.

OATA Student Symposium January 2014

Faculty Spotlight

Melessa Starnes Damoff, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
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