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Issue 7 – Fall 2017

THE BUCCANEER RESPONDER The Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter

PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S CORNER Happy Holidays Everyone!! Fall 2017 was filled with much activity on the part of the AT students, staff and faculty as this newsletter will attest to. As we contemplate transitioning to a Graduate Professional AT Program in the near future, we want all our alumni and friends to be aware that Barry University will only sit two more undergraduate cohorts in the Fall 18’ and Fall 19’. As our administration and faculty work through the structuring process we are leaning towards offering a 3-2 seamless graduate program which would afford students a five year athletic training program to certification. As we work through the financial aid and accreditation issues we will update you. But the reality is, if you have students that want an undergraduate athletic training degree time is running out. Currently in Florida, Barry University is one of the few academic institutions still offering the undergraduate athletic training BS degree since most have already transitioned to the graduate degree program. Barry University’s alumni had a busy Fall with several transitioning to new positions around Miami: Mary Medina 92’ moved from South Miami Senior High School after 24 years to TERRA Environmental Research Institute while Laura Cubillos 15’ (lauracubillos@dadeschools.net) took over in November; Elise Carlson 11’&12’(Ecarlson@brrh.-com) is at BocaCare Orthopedics in Dearfield Beach; Jessica Nurquez 95’ is moving to Work Fit/Agility Health and will be stationed with American Airlines at MIA along with Dyani Herrera 11’ and Angela Curreri 15’. Please let us know if you or any other alumni have moved employment recently so that we can update our files and keep your colleagues informed of your whereabouts.

Ten AT students walked in graduate ceremonies Dec.9, 2017 after participation at the following senior internship sites: Terrie Constant (Sydney Campbell @ BaptistHealth and Seth Fogler 89’ @ Barbara Goleman HS), Daniel Zuluaga (Andrew Gonzalez 96’ @Killian Senior HS and John Kiddy @ Cleveland Clinic), Kathleen Hernandez (Juliana Edwards 04’ @ Michael Krop HS and Luis Vinas 15’ @ BaptistHealth), Vernique Exalant (Kathy Tosone @ Northwestern HS and Katherine Sullivan @ Miami Children’s Hospital), Angela Ball (Michelle Benz @ Palmetto Senior HS and Kari Riddle @ UHealth Sports Medicine), Rachel Taylor (Mary Medina 92 ‘@ South Miami Senior HS and Roberto Gomez 15’ at Miami Children’s Hospital); Roberto Gonzalez (Justin Rothschild @ Alonso & Tracy Mourning HS and Luigi Martinez-Torres at BaptisHealth); Chris Perez (Mario Rovirosa Jr. @ Miami Coral Park Senior HS and Estefania Arango @ UHealth Sports Medicine); Brianna Estyle (Amber Sharp-Brown @ Westminster Academy and Sarah Niedzwiecki @ BaptistHealth); Michelle Martinez (Garrick Edwards @ Pine Crest Preparatory School and Pricilla Dobbs at UHealth Sports Medicine). Kristina Osorio and Rebekka Greenwalt will graduate in May. Just a quick reminder that all athletic training educational programs and professional athletic trainers will need to be aware of the new Practice Analysis for Athletic Trainers (ATs) 7th Edition which serves as a job analysis that demonstrates knowledge and skills in healthcare for athletes. This document can be purchased through the BOC Website for$14.95 on the online resource store. This 7th edition highlights the new domain titles, focuses on systematic actions, obtaining and interpreting data to make decisions, and EBP. It’s the best way to keep current on new techniques and expectations of the athletic training practitioner.


Issue 7 – Fall 2017

THE BUCCANEER RESPONDER The Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter

Clinical Coordinator’s Corner (C3) What a semester we had this Fall!!! We still got it done even with a visit from Hurricane Irma. We do count our blessings for what could been much worse for us in Miami. In November, our program collaborated with FIU, UM, and NOVA Southeastern University to conduct mock interviews for the senior students from all 3 programs. It was a valuable learning and practicing experience for the students to get ready for the first step towards transitioning to practice. We are also in the process of planning an Interprofessional Collaborative activity with our athletic training students and the undergraduate nursing students this coming Spring semester. We are very excited about that and will keep you all posted on its progress. This year we have another record breaking SEATA registration; I will be accompanying 19 students to the 33rd Annual SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium this coming February in Atlanta, Georgia. We’re delighted the students will have this opportunity to gain valuable experience, as well as the opportunity to network. With Fall 2017 behind us now, we are looking forward to Spring 2018! As we always say, our program is as good as our clinical education and preceptors. With that being said, once again, we would like to thank each and every one of our clinical preceptors from the bottom of our hearts for all the time and effort that they put into our students. Thank you and Happy Holidays everyone! Sincerely, Dr. Kuo CONTACT DETAILS: Dr. Sue Shapiro: Program Director sshapiro@barry.edu Dr. Yi-Tzu Kuo: Clinical Coordinator ykuo@barry.edu Ms. Meredith Parry: Clinical Instructor mparry@barry.edu Mr. Scott Freer: Head Athletic Trainer sfreer@barry.edu Dr. Kathy Ludwig: SES Program Director kludwig@barry.edu

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT The ATAF Student LEAPS Program (Leadership Enhancement And Professional Success) is a 12-month leadership program designed to prepare athletic training students to assume leadership positions in professional organizations. The mission of the program is to promote the professional development of athletic training students so that they feel confident and empowered to become engaged in the profession an assume a leadership role at the state, regional, national, or international level. Educational experiences offered through the program shall provide a foundation for athletic training students to seek leadership positions in professional organizations post-certification. For the 2017-2018 academic year, each AT program in Florida nominated one student to represent their university as a student LEAPS member. Barry University proudly nominated sophomore AT student Logan Baio. This October all faculty and student members of the LEAPS program had their first inperson seminar, held at the Kennedy Space Center – compliments of RehabWorks. The students got to collaborate with their peers and leaders to share experiences and resources to enhance leadership skills for athletic training.


Issue 7 – Fall 2017

THE BUCCANEER RESPONDER The Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter

STUDENT CORNER

Students Christina Collier and Logan Baio practiced their AT clinical skills as student volunteers at the Orange Bowl Cheerleading Championships at Nova th Southeastern University, on September 12

Student’s Christina Collier, Joshua Brathwaite, Genesis Brooks, and Thalia Garcia collaborated with a team of PTs and together provided services to competitors at Shazam Fitness’s Pounds for Prostates fundraiser competition on December 2nd.

AT Student’s came together, along with program director, Dr. Shapiro, to work the NASCAR Championship weekend November 17-19th to raise funds to help pay their way to Student SEATA in February 2018.

Senior, Veronique Exalant, and preceptor Kathy Tosone proudly ended their Fall season together on the sidelines for Miami Northwestern Senior High School as they won the FHSAA Class 6A State Championship on December 8th.


Issue 7 – Fall 2017

THE BUCCANEER RESPONDER The Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Aziza Chambers, LAT, ATC Master’s of Science – Alumni – December 2017 Meet Aziza Chambers: certified athletic trainer, graduate of the master’s degree program of Movement Science with a specialization in Athletic Training and a Senior National Team member for USA Taekwondo. She has had many National and International competitive appearances throughout her athletic career; all while successfully pursuing her professional career as an athletic trainer. She attributes her athletic and student success to two main strategies: time management and communication. Aziza explained, “In maintaining the upkeep of being an elite athlete and an honors athletic training student, I tried to plan out my day to the best of my ability: when I would complete, my homework, and when I was able to train. As soon as I would find out about an upcoming competition, I would notify my professors and let them know when and if I was going to have to miss a class. I have been fortunate with balancing my athletic and student careers. My professors have usually been pretty understanding and helpful in the times that I have had to miss class due to traveling for a tournament. I have been faced with challenges of missing class during an exam, but I overcame it by choosing to take the exams early.” Aziza also expresses pros and cons of her overlapping role as an ATC and an athlete. “My athletic training knowledge has been both a blessing and a curse. It is primarily seen as a helpful tool for my teammates. Unfortunately, in Taekwondo, the athletes typically don’t have regular access to an athletic trainer or physician unless they are at a major

competition. We don’t have athletic trainers or any type of medical staff that regularly attend our practices, so when one of my teammates gets hurts or has a medical question, they usually approach me. However, since I am still an elite athlete myself, it can be quite a hassle to try to treat a fellow teammate or friend during a competition when trying to focus on my own fights as well.” Aziza’s road to success has not been without obstacles. She has overcome a loss of two close relatives, on two separate occasions and suffered physical trauma, a ruptured Achilles, while overseas competing in major competitions. These incidents impacted both her competitive Taekwondo career and her athletic training career. Despite dealing with these tragedies, she maintained straight A’s and brought a bronze medal home from the World University Games. “My road to success has been far from easy, but it has made me much more appreciative of the awards that I have received thus far,” claims Chambers. Now that Aziza has completed her Master’s in Athletic Training, she intends on competing in Taekwondo for a few more years while also planning to look for part-time athletic training jobs. “This way I will be able to put my newly learned skills to use while still being able to represent the USA around the world in Taekwondo.”


Issue 7 – Fall 2017

THE BUCCANEER RESPONDER The Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter

FACULTY FEATURE

The donations for RebuildSXM will be used for: - providing kids with school supplies, uniforms and learning materials needed to go back to school - funding sporting initiatives on the island, which help to keep our youths' minds off the disaster which struck their world - helping our elderly, to take a step outdoors again and remind them of the beauty of our island and its people

INSIDE ATHLETICS A WORD FROM THE HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

After completing her Doctorate in early June 2017, Dr. Meredith Parry displayed her dissertation research (Faculty Perceptions of Readiness to Implement Interprofessional Education in Athletic Training) at The Committee for Interprofessional Collaboration (CIC) Poster Presentation on November 14th. Dr. Parry will continue to disseminate her research as a guest speaker at the SEATA Educator’s Conference this coming Spring.

ANNUAL GIVING

While Hurricane Irma struck the islands of St. Maarten, Saba & St. Eustatius, BarryU Sports Medicine Club decided they wanted to help. The student organization sought out the non-profit organization RebuildSXM and made a cash donation.

Happy holidays fellow BarryU Athletic Training alumni. I want to take this opportunity to recognize Dr. John Zvijac, MD, of Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, as our new Team Physician. Dr. Zvijac and his staff have been tremendous in the caring for our student athletes. I'm excited about what the future has in store for us as an athletic training department, staff, and student-athletes. Please welcome newly hired graduate assistant athletic trainers [GA-ATC]: Marnie Hawes, ATC and Kyanna Pastore, ATC. Maynie and Kyanna are 2017 graduates of The Ohio State University athletic training program. Something noteworthy, their Clinical Coordinator, Samar McCann, is a 2006 BarryU athletic training alumni. Returning GA-ATC, Kayshia Brady, is looking forward to her last semester this spring 2018. Matthew Santos-Vitorino [MS 10’] continues to serve as assistant athletic trainer and preceptor. Former GA-ATC Isabella Abbasi [MS 17'] is an assistant athletic trainer at St. Leo University, while Salvatore "Tory" Ferranti [MS 17'] is a certified athletic trainer at ONS Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists in New York. I'm excited to announce that I was elected as ATAF Southern Representative II beginning January 2018. I am truly honored and looking forward to work closely with and learning from our ATAF Leadership team. I want to express my gratitude to you and all those that voted. Lastly, I hope your holiday celebrations with friends and loved ones are filled with love, serenity, and memorable moments that last a lifetime. Scott M. Freer, MS, ATC, LAT

Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter  
Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter  

Fall 2017