We expect the students to be high achievers that are actively engaged in all aspects of their educational process. They are also a diverse group who are committed to campus engagement, as many of our students are involved with several campus organizations, intercollegiate athletics, Greek life and community service. Within our department we also offer activities for student involvement.
Iota Tau Alpha: Beta Gamma Chapter
Iota Tau Alpha is a national honors society for athletic training students. There are nearly 350 AT programs in the country. Only 32 have been approved for a chapter and we are proud to be one of them!
OATA Athletic Training Student Sympsium & Quiz Bowl Competition
Every year our students participate in the State of Ohio AT Quiz Bowl competition. There are 28 AT programs in Ohio and we have frequently made it to the finals in the past 5 years.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
We are one of the few athletic training programs who particiapte as medical volunteers for the Chicago Marathon.
NATA, GLATA & OATA Annual Conventions
The ATEP faculty & students regularly attend these great conventions. Not only do our students get to go, but faculty members often present and we have Alumni gatherings to connect current students with alums in the field.
ATR major completes internship with WNBA team
ATR major Genna Fusco completed a cool internship with the New York Liberty of the Women’s NBA. She spent three months in New York City this summer, working exclusively with professional athletes.
As part of her internship program, she met and worked with students from around the country. They worked under the director of player performance, assisting with strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, warm ups and cool downs and athletic training needs.
“I learned about many different modalities including a Hivamat, Recovery Boots, a Deep Muscle Stimulator and an H-Wave,” Genna said. “Every modality I used was new to me and provided for great learning experiences.”
Additionally, Genna spent quite a bit of time giving massages and working with soft tissue and fascia. “Whenever the Liberty played at home, I worked as the visiting team’s athletic trainer,” she explained. “This was a great experience because I met and networked with athletic trainers from around the league and I was also able to see how other athletic trainers perform pre- and post-game duties.”
Throughout the three months working with the Liberty, Genna proudly carried Heidelberg ATEP’s motto – Pride, Professionalism and Purpose – close to her heart. “This experience has helped me grow in all three of these areas and I am excited to incorporate what I learned working with the WNBA into my everyday life as a senior at Heidelberg.”