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internship sites at Nicholas Children’s Hospital with Robert Gomez LAT and Cleveland Clinic with John Kiddy LAT starting this summer. Ten students will be pursuing summer internship which is our largest ever for the summer semester. In addition, the Disney Wild World of Sports in Orlando, Toronto Blue Jays Development Camp in the Dominican Republic and the Haitian Football Team will become graduate internship sites. Our faculty and staff are looking forward to the upcoming summer events which include our student AT Club attending ATAF in Orlando.

Clinical Coordinator’s Corner (C 3 ) Yi-Tzu Kuo, PhD, ATC, LAT

MARCH is Athletic Training Month Program Director’s Corner Sue Shapiro Ed.D, LAT, ATC Spring 17’ semester has been very busy for the students and Athletic Training staff. Hailey Lugo and Rebekka Greenwalt were the recipients of the ILead Leadership Scholarship and traveled to Dallas Texas to the NATA Educator’s Conference to attend the student leadership conference. (refer to photo) while five sophomore students attended the Student SEATA conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The AT Program continues to experience steady growth with 23 students in the clinical phase after graduating five students in December. Eight students took the BOC Exam this academic year with all passing on the first attempt. That afforded us a 100% first time pass rate this academic year and a three year aggregate of 86%. Currently the BOC’s average pass rate is 82% on first attempt. The latest CAATE Report (Summer 2016) cites 94 (26%) AT program’s being placed on Probation due to non-compliance with Standard 11 (3 year Overall First Time Pass Rate of 70% or better) on June 1, 2016 and some of those programs have had their CAATE Accreditation Revoked as of January 2017’. We are happy to report two new clinical

Busy, busy, busy! Ever since PPDC (Pre-Professional Development Credits) was implemented, one can often find Barry University Athletic Training Students in the neighborhood, around town, and even outside the state of Florida. As always, our students volunteered at the annual Miami Marathon this January and gain valuable clinical experience under the guidance and supervision of Ms. Meredith Parry, as well as receiving raving reviews from the medical staff. They also volunteered at the Annual International Open Tournament hosted by IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiujitsu Federation) in October last year at Miami Dade College Kendall Campus. Students were able practice their clinical skills at a sporting event that they’re not familiar with, which was a learning experience in itself. Students also recently attended a Evidence-Based Practice CEU event, a distinguished lecture series hosted by Florida International University featuring Ms. Tiffany Morton, who is an assistant athletic trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs. The students were able learn about evidence-based practice and research on the professional football level. In the effort to celebrate Athletic Training Month this year, we are delighted to have Dr. Gillian Hotz from the University of Miami come speak to us on March 23 rd . Dr. Hotz is an expert in neuro-trauma neurorehabilitation, behavioral neuroscience, and concussion management. We are very excited and looking forward it! The semester will be over before we know it!!! Dr. Kuo

Guest Lecture March 23rd, 2017 6pm-8pm, Barry Miami Shores Campus Wiegand Hall West Room 116 In honor of National Athletic Training Month, BarryU AT presents a lecture:

Student Section We are proud to announce the senior class of 2016 - 2017 achieved a 100% (8 / 8) pass rate on the BOC. (Insert photo of senior if possible)

“WHY ALL THE TALK ABOUT CONCUSSION?” In keeping with the theme of National AT Month, our guest speakers will talk about education, prevention, and management of concussions. Dr. Hotz is a research professor at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and a nationally recognized behavioral neuroscientist and expert in pediatric and adult neurotrauma, concussion management, and neurorehabilitation. Gillian is the director of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center, WalkSafe and BikeSafe programs, and has been co-director of the Miller School of Medicine’s Concussion Program since 1995. She continues to assess and treat many athletes from Miami-Dade County public and private high schools, University of Miami, and from other colleges and the community. Ray is a concussion research coordinator with UConcussion, and a graduate of Virginia Tech where he was a three sport athlete (football, basketball, and soccer) at the college. Later, Ray would play 6 years in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, and San Diego Chargers. After his professional sports career, Ray completed his Masters in Biomedical Sciences and has been conducting Clinical Research at the University of Miami for 5 years in oncology.

iLEAD - STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2017 Students Rebekka Greenwalt and Hailey Lugo had the privilege of attending the iLead - Athletic Training Student Leadership Conference. iLead is a prestigious student conference conference sponsored by the NATA with seminars and networking opportunities specific for junior and seniors.

Student SEATA 2017 This year 5 level II students had the privilege attending the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Conference in Atlanta.

BarryU & Baptist Health South Florida do the Miami Marathon 2017 Despite the unseasonably cold and rainy weather on January 28th, our students were still smiling as they assisted the healthcare personnel at the Miami Marathon finish line. The marathon provides students a great opportunity to give back to the community and serves as a great hands on learning experience as they collaborate with other healthcare professionals and students from a disciplines ranging from nursing, PTs, PAs, doctors and paramedics.

The Annual International Jiu-Jitsu Open Tournament Our Barry U Athletic Training students also worked at the Annual International Open Tournament sponsored and organized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation at Miami Dade College. Dr. Kuo, along with 13 students, worked on site as the medical staff. Students had the opportunity to apply the clinical skills learned in classroom to real world Jiu-Jitsu scenarios.

Barry Sports Medicine Club Makes International Connections

A group of sports management and sports training students from Gihu Keizai University in Japan visited Barry University in early February. The trip was initiated by ELS’s parent company Benesse Group , a Japanese-based company that focuses on ELS and correspondence education. ELS provides instruction in English as a Second Language on Barry’s campus. During their visit, Gihu students interacted with our Barry athletic training students, which included a tour of Marlins Park, where they learned about facilities and operations. Our very own AT students conducted a tour of Barry’s athletic training, exercise science and athletics facilities in addition to an informative presentation, including a Q&A session about the profession of athletic training, as well as the educational path to a profession in sports medicine in the USA. Gihu Keizai University chose Barry due to its well-known and respected sports management and training programs. This was the first trip of its kind organized by Benesse.

INSIDE ATHLETICS A word from Head Athletic Trainer Scott Freer

AT STUDENTS & FACULTY ATTEND CEU LECTURE On March 7th, Barry U AT faculty and Level 2 & 3 students, attending a distinguished speaker series hosted by FIU’s ATEP featuring keynote speaker TiffanyMorton, MS, ATC - Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Ms. Morton is the first female athletic trainer to work for the Chiefs. Her presentation was an Evidence Based Research lecture on multidisciplinary approaches to injury prevention with a specific focus on core strengthening for lower extremity injury prevention, functional assessment testing and the effects of neck

Hello there fellow BarryU Athletic Training alumni. I hope this newsletter finds you well. This brief athletic training room [ATR] synopsis begins with Dr. Phil Lozman. After over 20 years as Team Physician and service to BarryU Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Lozman has accepted a full time position at The Veterans Affairs [VA] Hospital here in Miami as the Chief of Orthopedics. So many student-athletes remain in his debt as a result of his medical care and surgical skills. I am in such appreciation of the abundance of knowledge I have learned from him and lucky to be one of his colleagues over the years. Matthew Santos-Vitorino [MS 10’] just celebrated his one year anniversary as Assistant Athletic Trainer here in the BarryU ATR. The student-athletes are in great caring hands while the athletic training students will gain from his diverse knowledge. Current Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers’ [GA-ATC], Isabella Abbasi and Salvatore Ferranti are looking to complete heir theses in May 2017, while Kayshia Brady is finishing her first year in our post-professional Athletic raining graduate degree. I wish Isabella and Tory the best as they move on to bigger and better things. As for myself, I’m finishing my 8 th year as the head Athletic Trainer and in route of completing my PhD in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions [RMUoHP] this coming Summer [if all things go well of course]. I hope to see you all sooner than later.

strengthening programs on concussion preven-

In good health, Scott

tion. This interactive lecture was beneficial to both


students and certified AT’s. The student especially enjoyed meeting Ms. Morton and asking her about her pathway into the NFL. This event was rewarding for all, as the students earned pre-professional disciplinary credits (PPDCs) and provided ATs, PTs, and OTs with EBP CEUs.

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


The Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter Issue 6 - Spring 2017


The Barry University Athletic Training Newsletter Issue 6 - Spring 2017


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