Huntingdon Admits Nine to Athletic Training Education Program
Montgomery, Ala. — Huntingdon College's Department of Sport Science and Physical Education has announced the admission of nine upperclass students to the Athletic Training Education Program. Admission to the major is competitive and requires that the student has earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5, completed 80 hours of observation in the field and prerequisite course work, and interviewed with the admission committee. The students who have been admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program for the 2010-11 academic year are:
- Tyler Barton, Class of 2012, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Stephen Bishop, Class of 2011, Wetumpka, Ala.
- Brittany Cahoon, Class of 2012, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
- Devin Douglas, Class of 2013, Calera, Ala.
- Kyle Huff, Class of 2012, Bowdon, Ga.
- Matthew McGee, Class of 2012, Millbrook, Ala.
- Courtney Moss, Class of 2013, Montgomery, Ala.
- Ryan Payne, Class of 2011, Opelika, Ala.
- Matthew Russell, Class of 2013, Montgomery, Ala.
Huntingdon's Athletic Training Education Program offers the Athletic Training Lecture and Awareness Series (ATLAS) and includes extensive student practicum experience observing and working with clients in the department's on-campus athletic training/physical therapy clinic and with the College's intercollegiate athletic teams. The program is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and prepares students to take the examination for professional certification as athletic trainers. Students may also prepare for specialized certifications that are available through the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and other national organizations. Recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health provider, the certified athletic trainer is in great demand in physicians' offices, hospitals, sports medicine/physical therapy clinics and outreach programs, and in occupational/industrial settings.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.