In recognition of National Athletic Training Month, UVM Athletic Training Program students have been busy participating in several community outreach projects. Specifically, our third-year students provided an athletic training skills seminar for secondary school students enrolled in the Burlington Technical Center Medical & Sports Sciences Program. See images below.
Additionally, our students volunteered with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports working with disabled children at Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton, VT (images below) and will be hosting a Vermont Disabled Veterans Field Day in April (also in conjunction with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports).
Finally, our students developed and hosted the first annual Vermont Athletic Training Program Educational Symposium, which was held at the University of Vermont in collaboration with the Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers. The objective of this symposium is to provide a yearly educational seminar that brings AT students together from Vermont’s three Athletic Training Programs (Castleton State University, Norwich University, and UVM). The program was a great success, and included exceptional presentations from NATA District-I Director, Timothy Weston, MEd, ATC (pictured below), and D1 COPA Chair (and VAAT President-Elect) Molly Paturzo, MEd, ATC, OTC (also pictured below), as well as UVM AT faculty Dr. Jeremy Sibold, EdD, ATC; and Denise Alosa, MS, AT (Committee Chair, D1 Secondary School Athletic Trainers’).