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7/8/13:

Congratulations to Erin Becotte (Class of 2008) on her acceptance into the Physicians Assistant Program at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV.

Congratulations to Brandy Petty (Class of 2000) on her appointment at Head Athletic Trainer at Georgia Southern University

2013

2/26/13:

The Georgia Southern University – Athletic Training Education Program Senior Class – 2013 would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate National Athletic Training Month in March. Our mission is to raise awareness, inform, and to promote the profession of Athletic Training.  We will be holding two events in March.

EVENT 1: 

Emergency Management Simulation Course

March 5th, 2013

7:00-9:00PM

Hanner Fieldhouse

This event will showcase iSTAN, a high-fidelity patient simulator.  The GSU ATEP Senior Class – 2013 will perform three high-fidelity simulations.  They will highlight the latest emergency management techniques now performed by Certified Athletic Trainer’s.  Participating Certified Athletic Trainer’s will be awarded two CEU’s for attending the course!

EVENT 2:

Athletic Training Appreciation Day – Baseball Game

March 10, 2013

1:30PM

GSU vs. Wofford

J.I. Clements Stadium

This event recognizing Certified Athletic Trainer’s for all of their hard work. We will have fun activities at the game for Athletic Trainers and would like to encourage each and every one of you to attend. The following activities will be taking place at the game:

1.         Ticket prices will be discounted for certified athletic trainers. Tickets will be $4, with proof of your certification.

2.         A Georgia ATC will be throwing out the first pitch of the game! If you are interested in doing so, please email us (gsuatep@gmail.com) and you will be entered in the drawing! Please let us know if you are interested by March 1st by 5p.m. and the winner will be announced March 3rd.

3.         There will be on the field activities during some of the inning changes and we would like YOU to participate in them. Please stop by our booth that will be located on the concourse to enter into these activities.

4.         There will be a raffle drawing for a dinner for two on the 50 yard line of Paulson Stadium (football stadium) or on the infield of J.I. Clements (baseball stadium). Tickets will be $1 and the winner will be announced at the beginning of the 8th inning. You must be present to win.

5.         Finally, we would like to take a moment to recognize all of the ATC’s in attendance at the game and thank them for all of their hard work!

On behalf of the entire Georgia Southern University Athletic Training Education Program and Undergraduate Senior Class of 2013, we look forward to seeing each of you at these events and hope that this can become a standing tradition.  Thank you for your time and consideration and for all of the hard work you put in every day!

Sincerely,

Georgia Southern University Athletic Training Education Program Senior Class – 2013

For more information e-mail:  GSUATEP@gmail.com

10/1/2012:

Lyndsey Ingram, ATC (Class of 2013) submitted a research abstract to the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine entitled, “Minimal Detectable Change Scores in Scapula Upward Rotation“. The conferece will be in Greenville, SC on February 14-16, 2013.

2012

9/19/2012:
Matt Moreau, M.S., ATC (Class of 2012) submitted a manuscript to Athletic Training & Sports Health Care entitled, “The Lived Experience of an In-Season Concussion Amongst NCAA Division I Collegiate Student-Athletes“. The manuscript is the product of Mr. Moreau’s thesis and co-authors include Dr. Buckley and Dr. Langdon.

8/20/2012:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes the Class of 2014. As is typical of the graduate AT program, the students come from across the United States (South Dakota, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, and Massachusetts) and Japan. Students come from large Univerisities and small Colleges from multiple levels of NCAA athletics.

8/13/2012:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes Mr. Steven Patterson, M.S., ATC as the new undergraduate Athletic Training Program Director. Mr. Patterson comes to Georgia Southern with a wealth of experience, most recently as the Athletic Training Program Director from the CAATE accredited program at Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH. Previously, Mr. Patterson was an Athletic Training faculty member in the CAATE accredited program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

8/1/2012:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes Paul Tschida, M.S., ATC, as the newest member of the Clinical Athletic Training Staff. Mr. Tschida comes to Georgia Southern from the Carolina Panthers where he completed a full year internship after earning a Master of Science Degree in Sports Management from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida. Mr. Tschida will be the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Football and will also supervise Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Athletic Training programs.

7/25/2012:
John Burk, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) submitted a manuscript to the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine entitled, “Balance Error Scoring System Performance Changes After a Competitive Athletic Season“. The manuscript is a product of Mr. Burk’s thesis and co-authors include Dr. Buckley, Dr. Munkasy, and Dr. Joyner.

7/19/2012:
Tracy Llewellyn, M.S., ATC (Class of 2012) accepted an Assistant Athletic Trainer position at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. Tracy will be providing Athletic Training services to the Basketball, Volleyball, and Track & Field programs as well as serving as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the CAATE accredited undergraduate Athletic Training program.

7/18/2012:
D’arcy Wiart, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at Swainesboro High School in Swainesboro, GA through Optim Orthopedics. Previously, D’arcy was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League in Dubuque, Iowa.

7/17/2012:
John Burk, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at South Effingham High School in Guyton, GA. Previously, John was the Head Athletic Trainer at Swainesboro High School in Swainesboro, GA.

7/15/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program is happy to announce the selection of Kassandra Johns, ATC for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2012 semester. Ms. Johns comes to GSU from Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida where she graduated in May with a degree in Athletic Training and will be providing Athletic Training services to East Georgia College.

7/14/2012:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes Caren Walls, M.S., ATC, as the newest member of the Clinical Athletic Training Staff. Ms. Walls comes to Georgia Southern University from Valdosta State University where she was the basketball athletic trainer. Ms. Walls earned her Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from Georgia Southern University and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Penn St. University. Ms. Walls will be the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Women’s Basketball and will also supervise Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Athletic Training programs.

7/13/2012:
Dr. Buckley presented a research poster entitled, “An Acute Bout of Drop Jumps Impairs Static Balance Performance” at the National Strength and Conditioning Annual Conference in Providence, RI.

7/3/2012:
David Krazeise, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) accepted an Assistant Athletic Trainer position at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Previously, David was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Webber International University after graduating the Athletic Training program at Georgia Southern in May 2011.

6/29/2012:
David Krazeise and Dr. Buckley each presented oral free communications on previous research at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association annual conference in St. Louis, MO;

David Krazeise, M.S. ATC (Class of 2011) presented, “Dynamic Postural Control is not Impaired in Individuals with Multiple Concussions” from his thesis research (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley (Chair), Dr. Munkasy, and Dr. Joyner).

Dr. Buckley presented, “Acute Concussion Impairs Dual Task Gait Performance

6/28/2012:
The graduate Athletic Training program had three students present research abstracts as posters at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association annual conference in St. Louis, MO;

Tracy Llewelyn, M.S., ATC (Class of 2012) presented, “Accuracy of Concussion Reporting upon Completion of a Collegiate Athletic Career” from her thesis research (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley (Chair), Dr. Burdette, and Dr. Joyner).

Lyndsey Ingram, ATC (Class of 2013) presented “The Influence of Athletic Participation on the Degree of Change of Scapular Upward Rotation” from her undergraduate research project (Advisor: Dr. Tucker).

Kassi Kelly, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) presented, “Concussion Management Practice Patterns Amongst NCAA Division I Athletic Trainers” from her thesis research (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley (Chair), Dr. Joyner, and Ms. Jordan).

6/12/2012:
Congratulations to Beth Saunders, MS, ATC (Class of 2010) for the acceptance of her manuscript, “Coaching Education Students’ Knowledge of Sports-Related Concussions” in the journal Athletic Training & Sports Health Care. The articles co-authors include Dr. Trey Burdette, Dr. Barry Joyner, Dr. Jon Metzler, and Dr. Thomas Buckley. The article was the result of Ms. Saunders’ masters thesis work which was chaired by Dr. Buckley.

5/31/2012:
Hollis Theard, ATC has accepted an Athletic Training position with Optim Orthopedics. Hollis will be providing athletic training services to Bulloch Academy in Statesboro, GA.

5/21/2012:
Anne Bryan, M.S., ATC (Class of 2012) has accepted an Assistant Athletic Training position at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Anne will be providing athletic training services to the Volleyball programs at Georgia State.

5/11/2012:
The Georgia Southern Graduate Athletic Training program is proud to announce the Graduates of the Class of 2012:
Anne Bryan, M.S., ATC
Tracy Llewellyn, M.S., ATC
Matt Moreau, M.S., ATC

Kelly Previs, M.S., ATC

5/10/2012:
Matt Moreau, M.S., ATC (Class of 2012) has accepted an Assistant Athletic Training position at Mount Olive College in Mount Olive, NC.

5/4/2012:
Lisa DiBenedetto, ATC has accepted an Athletic Training position at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. Lisa will be providing Athletic Training servives to the Women’s Soccer and Softball programs at UNF.

4/13/2012:
Dr. Buckley was an invited speaker at the 15th Annual Society of Trauma Nurses Annual Conference in Savannah GA. Dr. Buckley presented “Sports Related Concussion Injury” along with Dr. David Wright from Emory University Hospital.

4/11/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training program was well represented at the 15th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium. Oral Presentations were awarded to;
Anne Bryan: “Impairments in Dynamic Postural Stability Following a Lateral Ankle Sprain”;
Tracy Llewellyn: “Accuracy of Concussion Reporting Upon Completing a Collegiate Athletic Career”;
Matt Moreau: “NCAA Division I Student-Athletes Lived Experience of an In-Season Sports Related Concussion”.

Poster presentations were awarded to;
Lauryn Hunter: “Recovery of Postural Control Following a Concussion in Response to the Initiation of a Graded Exercise Protocol”;
Lyndsey Ingram: “Acute Alterations in Scapular Upward Rotation Following a Functional Fatiguing Protocol in Men’s Tennis Players”;
Grant Newman: “The Influence of Footwear on the Balance Error Scoring System”.

4/10/2012:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Matt Moreau on the successful defense of his Thesis; “NCAA Division I Student-Athletes’ Lived Experience of an In-Season Concussion”. Matt’s thesis committee consisted on Dr. Czech, Dr. Langdon, and was chaired by Dr. Buckley.

4/9/2012:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Anne Bryan on the successful defense of her Thesis; “Impairments in Dynamic Postural Control Following a Lateral Ankle Sprain”. Anne’s thesis committee consisted of Dr. Langdon, Dr. Munkasy, and was chaired by Dr. Buckley.

The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulatesTracy Llewellyn on the successful defense of her Thesis; “Self-Reported Concussion Incidence Rates Upon the Completion of a Collegiate Athletic Career”. Tracy’s thesis committee consisted of Dr. Joyner, Dr. Burdette and was chaired by Dr. Buckley.

4/2/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Hiromi Kowata for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2012 semester. Ms. Kowata comes to GSU from Concord University where she will graduate in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

3/29/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training program had 11 presentations at the College of Graduate Studies Research Symposium. Tracy Llewellyn was awarded second prize overall for best presentation and Anne Bryan was awarded third prize overall for the College of Health and Human Sciences.

A sampling of otherAthletic Training presentations included;

Lauryn Hunter, “Recovery Rate of Postural Control Following a Concussion in Response to Exercise”
Kristina Miller, “Concussion Knowledge and Attitudes in Amateur Motorcross”
Matt Moreau, “NCAA Division I Student-Athletes’ Lived Experience of an In-Season Concussion”
Brienna Simons, “The Effectiveness of Educational Interventions on Coaches’ Concussion Knowledge”
Lyndsey Ingram, “Acute Alterations in Scapular Upward Rotation Following a Functional Fatiguing Protocol in Male Tennis Players”
Josh Williams, “Concussion Knowledge and Attitudes in English Soccer”
Grant Newman, “The Influence of Footwear on Balance Error Scoring System Performance”

3/20/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training program had 5 original research abstracts accepted for the National AthleticTrainers’ Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. in June.

Oral Free Communication Presentations on Friday June 29th:
Session Title: Effects of Concussion on Gait and Balance
David Krazeise, MS, ATC (Class of 2011): Dynamic Postural Control is Not Impaired in Individuals with Multiple Concussions.
Dr. Buckley, Ed.D., ATC: Acute Concussion Impairs Dual Task Gait Performance.

Poster Presentations on June 28th:
Tracy Llewellyn, ATC (Class of 2012): Accuracy of Concussion Reporting upon Completion of a Collegiate Athletic Career.
Lyndsey Ingram, ATC (Class of 2013): The Influence of Athletic Participation on the Degree of Change of Scapular Upward Rotation.
Kassi Kelly, MS, ATC (Class of 2011): Concussion Management Practice Patterns Amongst NCAA Division I Athletic Trainers.

3/17/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training program and the Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulate Anne Bryan on being awarded the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation for 2011 – 2012. Anne is pictured with Dr. Horodyski, SEATA President, and R.T. Floyd, SEATA Director. This is the second consecutive year a Georgia Southern University graduate student has been awarded a SEATA scholarship following Carrie Rahn in 2011.

2/24/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Casey Carlson for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2012 semester. Mr. Carlson comes to GSU from South Dakota State University where he will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/17/2012:
Congratulations to Lyndsey Ingram (Class of 2013) for having her undergrad research project accepted for publication by the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. The article is entitled, “Reliability and Validity of Measuring Scapular Upward Rotation Using an Electrical Inclinometer” and was co-authored with Dr. Steven Tucker at the University of Central Arkansas.

2/17/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Kristin Bockelman for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2012 semester. Ms. Bockelman comes to GSU from Grand Valley State University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/15/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Erik Sanders for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2012 semester. Mr. Sanders comes to GSU from Cedarville University where he will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/13/2012:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Francis Gilbert for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2012 semester. Ms. Gilbert comes to GSU from North Georgia College & State University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

1/30/2012:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Hollis Theard on the successful proposal of her thesis, “What is the Duration of BESS Impairment Following Fagitue in High School Athletes?”. Hollis’s committee includes Dr. Thomas Buckley, Dr. Jody Langdon, Dr. Stephan Rossi and is chaired by Dr. Barry Munkasy.

2011

1/14/2011:
Congratulations to Lyndsey Ingram, ATC (Class of 2013) for being awarded the Lori Mobley Groover Leadership Graduate Student Scholarship by the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association. This is the second consecutive year a Georgia Southern University graduate student has been awarded the Scholarship following Marie (Kirby) Davidson in 2011.

Also at the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Lyndsey Ingram, ATC (Class of 2013) presented an original research free communication entitled, “Reliability and Validity of Measuring Scapular Upward Rotation using an Electrical Inclinometer” based on her undergraduate research at the University of Central Arkansas under the mentorship of Steven Tucker, Ph.D.

12/21/2011:
Dr. Buckley was a contributing author on the recently accepted journal article entitled, “Progressive Resistance Training improves Gait Initiation in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease” in Gait and Posture. Dr. Buckley’s co-authors included Dr. Chris Hass from the University of Florida, Dr. Chris Pitsikoulis from Columbia University, Teachers College, and Ernest Barthelemy from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

12/14/2011:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Lisa DiBenedetto on the successful proposal of her thesis, “The Feasibility of a Postural and Cognitive Dual Task Concussion Assessmnet”. Lisa’s committee includes Dr. Thomas Buckley, Dr. Jody Langdon, and is chaired by Dr. Barry Munkasy.

12/9/2011:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Anne Bryan on the successful proposal of her thesis, “Duration of Impairments in Dynamic Postural Stability Following a Lateral Ankle Sprain”. Anne’s committee includes Dr. Barry Munkasy, Dr. Jody Langdon, and is chaired by Dr. Buckley.

12/7/2011:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Matt Moreau on the successful proposal of his thesis, “NCAA Division I Student-Athletes’ Lived Experience of an In-Season Concussion”. Matt’s committee includes Dr. Dan Czech, Dr. Jody Langdon, and is chaired by Dr. Buckley.

11/3/2011:
Two current Athletic Training Graduate Students and two alumni submitted Abstracts to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association  for the 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO from June 26 29nd.

  • David Krazeise, M.S., ATC (GSU Class of 2011): Dynamic Postural Control is Not Impaired in Individuals with Multiple Concussions.
  • Kassandra Kelly, M.S., ATC (GSU Class of 2011): Concussion Management Practice Patterns Amongst NCAA Division I Athletic Trainers.
  • Tracy Llewellyn, ATC (GSU Class of 2012): Accuracy of Concussion Reporting upon Completion of a Collegiate Athletic Career.
  • Lyndsey Ingram, ATC (GSU Class of 2013): The influence of athletic participation on the rate of scapular upward rotation change during humeral elevation.

11/3/2011:
Dr. Buckley was a contributing author on the recently accepted journal article entitled, “Postural Instability and Gait Impairment during Obstacle Crossing in Parkinson’s Disease” in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Buckley’s co-authors included Ryan Roemmich, Elizabeth Stegemoller, and Chris Hass from the University of Florida and Chris Pitsikioulis and Ernest Barthelemy from Columbia University, Teachers College.

10/4/2011:
Beth Saunders M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) submitted a manuscript to Athletic Training and Sports Health Care entitled, “Coaching Education Students’ Knowledge of Sports-Related Concussions.” Co-authors on the paper include Dr. Joyner, Dr. Burdette, and Dr. Buckley from the Department of Health and Kinesiology and Dr. Metzler (Science Applications International Corporation).

9/23/2011:
Lyndsey Ingram, ATC, a first year graduate student in the Athletic Training program, submitted a manuscript entitled, “Reliability and Validity of Measuring Scapular Upward Rotation Using an Electrical Inclinometer” to the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Ms. Ingram conducted the research as part of her undergraduate honors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Steven Tucker at the University of Central Arkansas.

9/2/2011:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Tracy Llewellyn on the successful proposal of her thesis, “Accuracy of Concussion Reporting in Student-Athletes who have Completed their Athletic Careers”.

9/1/2011:
Dr. Buckley is the lead author on a recently accepted paper, with Dr. Chris Hass at the University of Florida, entitled, “Reliability in One-Repetition Maximum Performance in People with Parkinson’s Disease” in the journal Parkinson’s Disease. The article will be published this winter in a special edition focusing on Exercise and Parkinson’s disease.

8/22/2011:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes the Class of 2013. The class comes from large schools (West Virginia University, enrollment ~30,000) and small schools (Concord University, enrollment 3,000) and from as far away as the Pacific Northwest (Wasington State University in Pullman Washington).

8/10/2011:
Jada (Phillips) Vanderlip, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at Carvers Bay High School in Hemingway, SC. Previously, Jada was the Head Athletic Trainer at Westside High School in Anderson, SC. after graduating the Athletic Training program at Georgia Southern in May 2010.

8/10/2011:
Dr. Buckley was a contributing author on the recently accepted journal article entitled; “Shannon and Renyi Entropies To Classify Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Postural Sway”. The research resulted from the collaborations developed by the Army Research Office grants and the article will be published in the Public Library of Science journal: PLuS ONE.

8/1/2011:
Kelly Previs, M.S., ATC (Class of 2012) has accepted a position as the Head Athletic Trainer at Everett High School and Middle School in Bedford County, PA.

7/18/2011:
Marie (Kirby) Davidson, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) has accepted a position as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Elon University in Elon, NC. Marie will be responsible for providing Athletic Training services to the Women’s Basketball and Cross Country programs at Elon.

7/6/2011:
David Krazeise, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) has accepted a position as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Webber International University in Babson Park, FL. David will be responsible for providing Athletic Training services to the Basketball and Soccer programs at Webber.

6/21/2011:
Lyndsey Ingram, ATC(Incoming Athletic Training Graduate Student, Class of 2013) was awarded the Undergraduate Research Poster Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research & Education Foundation at the 2011 NATA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Ms. Ingram’s presentation was based on her undergraduate research study entitled, “Reliability and Validity of Measuring Scapular Upward Rotation Using an Electrical Inclinometer”

6/20/2011:
The graduate Athletic Training program had two students present research abstracts at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

Marie Kirby, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) presented “The Effects of Stable and Unstable Surfaces on Dynamic Postural Stability” from her thesis research (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Munkasy (Chair), Dr. Buckley, Dr. Joyner).

Carrie Rahn, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) presented, “The Influence of the Testing Environment of Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System” from her thesis research (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley (Chair), Dr. Munkasy, Dr. Joyner).

Dr. Buckley also gave a presentation on, “Impaired Gait Performance Following a Concussion” based on research he conducted along with Dr. Munkasy and Kelly Previs.

6/17/2011:
Kassandra Kelly, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) has accepted an athletic training position at Georgia Southern University in Statseboro, GA. Kassi will be responsible for providing athletic training services to the Baseball program as well as being a clinical instructor for the undergraduate Athletic Training Education program.

6/13/2011:
The National Institute of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a $385,000 Research Grant to Dr. Thomas Buckley‘s research team for their proposal entitled, “Identification of Persistent Impairments in Postural Control Following Concussion“. This three year project will study impairments in postural control in student-athletes following a sports related concussions utilizing a transitional movement pardigm and will track changes in comparison to traditional post-concussion assessments. Dr. Buckley’s collaborations at GSU include Dr. Barry Munkasy, Dr. George Shaver (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences), Dr. Laura Gunn (Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health), and Brandy Clouse. Further, Dr. Buckley’s team will collaborate with Dr. Erik Wikstrom from the University of North Carolina Charlottle.

5/18/2011:
Congratulations to Anne Bryan, ATC and Hollis Theard, ATC on each being awarded National Athletic Trainers Association Research & Education Foundation (NATA-REF) Osternig Master’s Grant Program for Athletic Training Research. The NATA-REF made grant awards to 5 masters students in this cycle and Georgia Southern was the only institution to receive multiple awards. On behalf of the Graduate Athletic Training program and the students, Dr. Buckley thanks then NATA-REF for their support.

Anne Bryan, ATC was awarded $1,000 to support her Thesis, “How Long Do Postural Impairments Last Following a Lateral Ankle Sprain?

Hollis Theard, ATC was awarded $914 to support her Thesis, “What is the Duration of BESS Impairment after Fatigue in High School Athletes?

5/17/2011:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program is happy to announce the selection of Josh Williams for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. Mr. Williams will provide athletic training services to Statesboro High School in Statesboro, GA. Josh comes to GSU from Washington State University where he will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

5/16/2011:
Carrie Rahn, M.S., ATC (Class of 2011) accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA. Carrie will oversee all aspects of the athletic training room and services as well as teaching CPR and First Aid in the Exercise Science program.

5/13/11:
The Georgia Southern Graduate Athletic Training program is proud to announce the Graduates of the Class of 2011:
Kassandra Kelly, M.S., ATC
Marie Kirby, M.S., ATC
David Krazeise, M.S., ATC
Carrie Rahn, M.S., ATC

Carrie Rahn and Kelly Previs celebrate graduating!

5/12/2011:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Ashley Erickson for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. Ms. Erickson comes to GSU from Boise State University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

5/8/2011:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Campus Recreation and Intramurals is happy to announce the selection of Grant Newman for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. Mr. Newman comes to GSU from Boise State University where he will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training. Grant will provide athletic training services to the general student population for Campus Recreation and Intramurals through the Recreation and Activity Center (RAC).

4/15/11:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Carrie Rahn on the successful defense of her Thesis, “Influence of Testing Environment on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System”.

4/14/11:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates David Krazeise on the successful defense of his Thesis; “Dynamic Postural Control in Individuals with Multiple Concussions”

4/13/11:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Marie Kirby on the successful defense of her Thesis; “Effects of Stable and Unstable Training Surfaces on Dynamic Postural Stability”

4/13/11:
The Graduate Athletic Training program was well represented at the Georgia Southern University Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium. The symposium seeks to recognize student research projects from all academic fields and publicize the academic endeavors of the students. There were a total of 36 research projects presented from the University Community and 7 were from the Graduate Athletic Training Program

Oral Presentaions were provided by;
Kassi Kelly; “The Assessment of Practice Patterns for the Management of Concussion in NCAA Division I Athletic Trainers”
Carrie Rahn; “Influence of Testing Environment on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System”

Poster Presentations were provided by;
Anne Bryan; “How Long do Postural Stability Impairments Last Following a Lateral Ankle Sprain?”
Lisa DiBenedetto; “What is the Feasibility of Dual – Task Cognitive and Postural Assessment Techniques?”
Matt Moreau; “NCAA Division-I Student Athletes’ Lived Experiences of an In-Season Sports Related Concussion”
Kelly Previs; “Changes in Gait Characteristics Following a Concussion”
Hollis Theard; “What is the Duration of BESS Impairment after a Fatigue Protocol in High School Athletes?”

4/12/11:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Kassi Kelly on the successful defense of her Thesis; “The Assessment of Practice Pattersn for the Management of Concussions in NCAA Division I Athletic Training Departments”

4/2/11:
Congratulations to Matt Moreau for presenting his research topic, “NCAA Division-I Student Athletes’ Lived Experiences of an In-Season Sports Related Concussion” at the Southeast Regional Applied Sport Psychology Student Conference in Tallahassee, FL.

3/31/11:
The Graduate Athletic Training program had 10 presentations at the College of Graduate Studies Research Symposium. David Krazeise was awarded second prize overall for best presentation for the College of Health and Human Sciences.

A sampling of Athletic Training presentations included;

Marie Kirby; “Effects Stable and Unstable Surfaces on Dynamic Postural Stability”
David Krazeise, “Dynamic Postural Control in Individuals with Multiple Concussions”
Tracy Llewellyn, “How Accurately do Collegiate Student Athletes Report MTBIs at the End of their Career?”
Matt Moreau, “NCAA Division-I Student Athletes’ Lived Experiences of an In-Season Sports Related Concussion”
Kelly Previs, “Changes in Gait  Characteristics Following a Concussion”
Carrie Rahn, “Influence of Testing Environment on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System”

3/12/11:
The Graduate Athletic Training program and the Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulate Carrie Rahn on being awarded the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) Memorial Graduate Scholarship for 2010 – 2011. The award is given to student members of SEATA to preserve the memory and accomplishments of the deceased members of SEATA and to perpetuate the standards, ideals, and professionalism of Athletic Training that they labored to establish.

Also at the SEATA conference, Dr. Buckley was part of a General Session Panel on “Contemporary topics in concussion recognition and Management” and presented;
“What is the Evidence? Evidence based evaluation and management of sport related concussions”
Dr. Buckley also presented; “A Competitive Athletic Season Alters Balance Error Scoring System Performance” as a Free Communication session during the conference.

3/10/11:
Two graduate athletic training students had abstacts accepted for presentation at the Natioanl Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA in June.

  • Marie Kirby, ATC (Faculty Advisers: Dr. Munkasy, Dr. Buckley, and Dr. Joyner) will present “Effects of Stable and Unstable Training Surfaces on Dynamic Postural Stability” on Monday, June 20, 2011.
  • Carrie Rahn, ATC (Faculty Advisers: Dr. Buckley, Dr. Munkasy, and Dr. Joyner) will present “Influence of Testing Environment on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System” on Monday, June 20, 2011.

2/26/11:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Kristina Miller for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. Ms. Miller comes to GSU from West Virginia University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/22/11:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Lyndsey Ingram for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. Ms. Ingram comes to GSU from the University of Central Arkansas where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/18/11:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Brienna Simons, ATC for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. Ms. Simons comes to GSU from Slippery Rock University where she graduated in December with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/16/11:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Lauryn Hunter, ATC for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2011 semester. Ms. Hunter comes to GSU from Concord University where she graduated in May with a degree in Athletic Training and is currently an Athletic Training Intern at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL.

1/15/11:
The Graduate Athletic Trainingn had a large presence at the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting in Peachtree City, GA. Two graduate students, Kassandra Kelly and Carrie Rahn presented to the Undergraduate Symposium;

  • Carrie Rahn; “Emergency Action Plans”
  • Kassandra Kelly; “Ethics in Athletic Training”

Marie Kirby was presented with the Lori Mobley Groover Leadership Scholarship/Award during the Dinner Awards Ceremony.

Dr. Buckley presented “The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool – 2″ as a General Session to the Membership

1/10/11:
Marie Kirby was awarded the Lori Mobley Groover Leadership Graduate Student Scholarship by the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association. The Scholarship is named in honor of Lori Mobley Groover for her long-time service and leadership of the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association. The award recognizes a graduate student that shows a leadership potential and a passion for athletic training that Lori Mobley Groover exhibited during her career. Marie was the sole recipient of the Graduate Scholarship.

2010

12/8/10:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Kelly Previs on the successful proposal of her thesis, “Spatial and Temporal Changes in Gait Patterns Following a Sports-Related Concussion”.

12/2/10:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Kassandra Kelly on the successful proposal of her thesis, “Athletic Trainers Practice Patterns in the Management of Sports-Related Concussions”.

12/1/10:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates David Krazeise on the successful proposal of his thesis, “Dynamic Postural Control in Individuals with Multiple Concussions”.

11/15/2010:
Two Athletic Training Graduate Students submitted Abstracts to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association  for the 2011 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA from June 19 – 22nd.

  • Marie Kirby, ATC (Faculty Advisers: Dr. Munkasy, Dr. Buckley, and Dr. Joyner) “Effects of Stable and Unstable Training Surfaces on Dynamic Postural Stability
  • Carrie Rahn, ATC (Faculty Advisers: Dr. Buckley, Dr. Munkasy, and Dr. Joyner) “Influence of Testing Environment on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System

11/3/10:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Carrie Rahn on the successful proposal of her thesis, “Influence of Testing Environment on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System”.

8/30/2010:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Marie Kirby on the successful proposal of her thesis, “Stable vs Unstable “Effects of Stable and Unstable Training Surfaces on Dynamic Postural Stability”.

8/25/2010:
D’arcy Wiart, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) accepted a position as Head Athletic Trainer of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League in Dubuque, Iowa.

8/16/2010:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes the Class of 2012.

8/12/2010:
Jada “Turtle” (Phillips) Vanderlip, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) accepted a position as Head Athletic Trainer at Westside High School in Anderson, SC.

8/9/2010:
Dr. Buckley, working as a member of a research team including faculty members in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology and Psychology at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) as well as PMB Intelligence Corp (West Lafayette, IN) have received notification of approval of their grant from the Army Research Office (STIR Grant) for $50,000 to study “Nonlinear Dynamics Used to Classify Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”

7/15/2010:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes Justin Matlage, M.S., ATC, as the newest member of the Clinical Athletic Training Staff. Mr. Matlage comes to Georgia Southern from the Carolina Panthers where he completed a full year internship after earning a Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Northern Iowa. Mr. Matlage will be the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Football and will also supervise Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Athletic Training programs.

7/6/2010:
Dr. Buckley and Dr. Munkasy were awarded a Faculty Development Research grant for $9,985 to study, “Identification of Persistent Impairments in Postural Control Following Concussion”.

6/29/2010:
Dr. Buckley is a contributing author on a manuscript, “Credential Characteristics of Georgia High School Coaches” in the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD) Journal. The lead author on the study was Dr. Burton and other contributing authors include Dr. Burdette, Dr. Zwald, and Dr. Czech from the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

6/21/2010:
Dr. Buckley is a contributing author on a manuscript, “Evidence That Support Equality: Credential Characteristics of Georgia Female High School Coaches” published in The Sport Journal. The lead author on the study was Dr. Burton and other contributing authors include Dr. Burdette, Dr. Zwald, and Dr. Czech from the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

6/4/2010:
John Burk, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) accepted an Athletic Training position with Southeastern Orthopedic Center as Head Athletic Trainer at Swainsboro High School in Swainsboro, GA.

6/3/2010:
Dr. Buckley presented an abstract, “Deficits in Postural Stability Following Concussion Persist Beyond BESS Recovery” at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

5/14/2010:
Elizabeth Saunders, M.S., ATC (Class of 2010) accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA.

5/13/2010:
Dr. Buckley presented an abstract, “Impaired Dynamic Postural Stability Following a Concussion” at the Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society /European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children Annual Meeting in Miami, FL.

5/8/2010:
The Georgia Southern Graduate Athletic Training program is proud to announce the Graduates of the Class of 2010:
John Burk, M.S., ATC
Jada Phillips, M.S., ATC
Elizabeth Saunders, M.S., ATC
D’arcy Wiart, M.S., ATC

5/6/2010:
Some end of year pictures from the various gathering;
Graduating students with their “gifts”

4/14/2010:
The Graduate Athletic Training program was well represented at the 13th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium. Students from the Graduate Athletic Training program provided 7 research presentations including oral presentations by;

John Burk: “The Effect of a Competitive Athletic Season on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System”
Jada Phillips: “The Relationship between the Athlete and the Athletic Trainer and how if Affects Concussion Symptom Reporting”
Beth Saunders: “The Effectiveness of the CDC’s Heads-Up DVD on Coaching Education Students’ Knowledge of Sports-Related Concussions”
D’arcy Wiart: “Evaluation of Recovery in Female Swimmers during a Competitive Season”
Three Graduate Athletic Training students provided poster presentations of their proposed research:
Marie Kirby: “Effect of Dynamic Balance Training on Dynamic Postural Stability using Stable and Unstable Surfaces”
David Krazeise: “Postural Stability in Athletes with History of Concussion”
Carrie Rahn: “Influence of Testing Environment on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System”

4/8/2010:
Dr. Buckley’s research article, as a contributing author, entitled “Knee Extensor Strength, Dynamic Stability, and Functional Ambulation: Are they Related in Parkinson’s Disease?” was published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

4/7/2010:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates D’arcy Wiart on the successful defense of his Thesis; “Evaluation of Recovery in Female Swimmers during a Competitive Season”

4/6/2010:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates John Burk on the successful defense of his Thesis; “The Effect of Participation in a Competitive Athletic Season on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System”

4/1/2010:
Marie Kirby submitted a Masters Research Grant to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation. Marie’s grant applicated entitled, ‘Effects of Training on Stable vs Unstable Surfaces to Improve Dynamic Postural Stability” has requested $1,000 in funding. Marie projects involves a postural control training program utilizing the Wii system to improve postural stability during dynamic tasks.

3/31/2010:
Congratulates to John Burk for being awarded 1st place at the 8th Annual College of Graduate Studies Research Symposium as the representative of the College of Health and Human Sciences. John’s original research poster, ” The Effect of a Competitive Athletic Season on Performance of the Balance Error Scoring System” was voted best of the 26 submitted and presented abstracts.

3/24/2010:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Beth Saunders on the successful defense of her Thesis, “The Effectiveness of the CDC’s Heads-Up DVD on Coaching Education Students’ Knowledge of Sports-Related Concussions”

3/23/2010:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Jada (Turtle) Phillips on the successful defense of her Thesis, “The Relationship Between the Athlete and the Athletic Trainer and how if Effects Concussion Symptom Reporting”.

3/19/2010:
Beth Saunders gave an oral presentation at SEATA in Panama City FL. entitled, “The Effectiveness of the CDC’s Heads-Up DVD on Coaching Education Students’ Knowledge of Sports-Related Concussion.” Additionally, Jada (Turtle) Phillips presented a poster during the SEATA conference entitled, “The Relationship Between the Athlete and the Athletic Trainer and how if Effects Concussion Symptom Reporting”.

2/22/2010:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program is happy to announce the selection of Hollis Theard for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2010 semester. Ms. Theard will provide athletic training services to Bulloch Academy in Statesboro, GA. Hollis comes to GSU from Elon University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/18/2010:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Anne Bryan for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2010 semester. Ms. Bryan comes to GSU from Longwood University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/15/2010:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Tracy Llewellyn for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2010 semester. Ms. Llewellyn comes to GSU from Elon University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/10/2010:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Lisa DiBenedetto for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2010 semester. Ms. DiBenedetto comes to GSU from the University of Central Florida where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/8/2010:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Matt Moreau for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2010 semester. Mr. Moreau comes to GSU from Central Michigan University where he will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training. Matt is currently completing an athletic training internship at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

2/2/21010:
Beth Saunders and Jada Phillips both had their abstracts accepted by the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting in Panama City, FL. Ms. Saunders will be presenting her research findings as an Oral Report on Friday, March 19th. On the same day, Ms. Phillips will be present her research findings as a poster presentation. Congratulations to Beth and Jada on their acceptance.

1/11/2010:
Two Athletic Training Graduate Students submitted abstracts to the 2010 Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Annual Meeting in Panama City, FL.

  • Beth Saunders (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley, Dr. Metzler, Dr. Burdette, and Dr. Czech), “The Effectiveness of ‘Heads Up’ on Coaching Education Students Knowledge of Sports Related Concussions
  • Jada Phillips (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley, Dr. Metzler, and Dr. Burdette), “The Relationship Between the Athlete and the Athletic Trainer and how if Effects Concussion Symptom Reporting.

1/11/2010:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates John Burk on the successful proposal of his thesis, “The Effect of a Competitive Sports Season on Postural Stability and the Balance Error Scoring System

2009

12/6/2009:
Brandy Petty-Clouse hosted the Athletic Training Faculty, Staff, and Students for the Annual Christmas and Holiday’s party. For pictures of the party click here and here. For group photes of the 1st year GA’s, 2nd year GA’s, and the group.

12/4/2009:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates D’arcy Wiart on the successful proposal of his thesis, “Evaluation of Recovery in Female Swimmers During A Competitive Season“.

12/3/2009:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Jada Phillips on the successful proposal of her thesis, “The Relationship Between the Athlete and the Athletic Trainer and how if Effects Concussion Symptom Reporting“.

12/1/2009:
Two Athletic Training Graduate Students submitted abstracts to the 2010 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

  • John Burk (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley, Dr. Munkasy, and Dr. Joyner), “The Effect of a Competitive Sports Season on Postural Stability and the Balance Error Scoring System
  • D’arcy Wiart (Faculty Advisors: Dr. Buckley, Dr. Rossi, and Dr. McMillan), “Evaluation of Recovery in Female Swimmers During A Competitive Season: A Preliminary Analysis.

11/20/2009:
Dr. Buckley‘s research article, “Knee Extensor Strength, Dynamic Stability and Functional Ambulation: How do they Relate in Parkinson’s Disease? ” was accepted for publication by the Journal, “Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation”.

10/14/2009:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Elizabeth Saunders on the successful proposal of her thesis, “The Effectiveness of ‘Heads Up’ on Coaching Education Students Knowledge of Sports Related Concussions”.

8/6/2009:
Dr. Buckley’s research article, “Age Impairs Sit-to-Walk Motor Performance” was published by the Journal of Biomechanics.

7/28/09:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes the incoming Class of 2011.

7/15/2009:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Graduate Program welcomes John Erwin, ATC as the newest member of the Clinical Athletic Training Staff. Mr. Erwin comes to Georgia Southern after completing his Master of Science degree from Arkansas State University. Mr. Erwin’s primary responsibility will be providing Athletic Training services to the Men’s Basketball program. Mr. Erwin will also supervise Graduate and Undergraduate students in the Athletic Training programs.

6/20/2009:
A busy day at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual meeting for the Graduate Athletic Training Program.

Elizabeth Saunders (Class of 2010) presented her poster; “Concussion Misconceptions Amongst High School Coaches in Georgia”
Jennifer Tolson (Class of 2009) presented her poster, “Gait Initiation in Athletes with Chronic Ankle Instability:  The Influence of Velocity and Direction”

Dr. Buckley gave a podium presentation entitled, “Dynmaic Postural Stability during Gait Initiation is Impaired Following a Concussion: A Preliminary Analysis.”

6/18/2009:
Dr. Buckley’s research article, “Age Impairs Sit-to-Walk Motor Performance” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Biomechanics.

5/9/2009:
The Georgia Southern Graduate Athletic Training program is proud to announce the Graduates of the Class of 2009:

Elizabeth Raycraft, M.S., ATC
Jennifer Tolson, M.S., ATC

Elizabeth Raycraft, M.S., ATC accepted a position as an Athletic Trainer with MidMichigan Medical Offices in Freeland, MI. Ms. Raycraft will be working in the clinic during the day and at a local high school in the afternoon.

Jennifer Tolson, M.S., ATC accepted a position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Glenville State College in Glenville, WV.

4/24/2009:
Dr. Buckley presented, “Gait Initiation is Impaired following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Preliminary Analysis” at the Southeast American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting in Gainesville, FL.

4/19/2009:
The Athletic Training Education Programs held their annual spring picnic and awards ceremony today.

3/30/2009:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Jennifer Tolson on the successful defense of her Thesis, “Influence of Direction on Stepping Parameters and Postural Stability in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability”.

3/27/2009:
The Department of Health and Kinesiology congratulates Elizabeth Raycraft on the successful defense of her Thesis, “Dynamic Postural Stability during Gait Initiation in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability: The Effect of Walking Velocity”.

3/20/2009:
Dr. Buckley gave a general session presentation at SEATA entitled, “Concussions: What Your High School Coaches “Know”. At the same SEATA conference, Dr. Buckley’s presented a research abstract entitled, “Dynamic Postural Stability during Dual-Task Gait Initiation is Impaired Following a Concussion: A Preliminary Analysis”.

3/18/2009:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Kassandra Kelly for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2009 semester. Ms. Kelly comes to GSU from Boise State University where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

3/4/2009:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of David Krazeise for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2009 semester. Mr. Krazeise comes to GSU from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. where he will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/18/2009:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Carrie Rahn for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2009 semester. Ms. Rahn comes to GSU from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/17/2009:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Kelly Previs for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2009 semester. Ms. Previs comes to GSU from Ashland University in Ashland, OH where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training.

2/14/2009:
Dr. Buckley gave a research presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Buckley presented, “Variability in 1-RM Strength amongst Parkinson Disease Patients.”

1/27/2009:
The Graduate Athletic Training Program in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is happy to announce the selection of Marie Kirby for a Graduate Assistantship starting in the Fall 2009 semester. Ms. Kirby comes to GSU from Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH where she will be graduating in May with a degree in Athletic Training

2008

1/16-17/2009:
The Georgia Southern Athletic Training Faculty and Graduate Students play a large role at the Georgia Athletic Training Association Annual Meeting in Peachtree City, GA. Dr. Buckley opened the meeting with an overview of recent research findings on Concussions as a part of a panel entitled, “A Comprehensive Approach to Concussion Care.” Georgia Southern Univerisities Athletic Training program closed the session on Saturday afternoon with case studies presentations by graduate students, Ms. Jennifer Tolson and Mr. Brian Seiler.

12/12/2008:
Ms. Jennifer Tolson,(Class of 2009), received an $563.55 masters research grant from the NATA Research & Education Foundation. The grant supports her Thesis research project; “Dynamic Postural Stability during Gait Initiation in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability: Influence of Velocity and Direction”.

12/1/2008:
Three members of the Georgia Southern Athletic Training program submitted abstracts for the NATA Annual Meeting in June 2009. Ms. Jennifer Tolson submitted an original research abstract based on her thesis work entitled, “Dynamic Postural Stability during Gait Initiation in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability: Influence of Velocity and Direction” and Ms. Beth Saunders submitted an origianl research abstract entitled, “Limited Impact of “Heads Up – Concussion in Youth Sports“ Amongst Georgia High School Coaches.” Finally, Dr. Buckley and Dr. Munkasy submitted an original research abstract entitled, “Dynmaic Postural Stability during Gait Initiation is Impaired Following a Concussion: A Preliminary Analysis”.

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