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athletic training majors at Manchester
to stretch their opportunities
Students majoring in athletic training at Manchester College seem to get
all the breaks:
They get to intern with professional hockey and baseball
teams, and the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions
and Indianapolis Colts
They do well on their certification exams.
Since the program’s inception in 1984,
Jim Read and 25 other grads have passed the athletic training
certification exam on the first try. That success rate far
exceeds the national average.
They are studying in an accredited program that meets
nationally recognized standards, making them eligible to sit for that
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education has
re-accredited Manchester’s athletic training major through the 2009-2010
academic year, when the commission will conduct another comprehensive
evaluation. The accreditation brings the support of The American Academy
of Family Physicians, The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American
Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and The National Athletics
Trainers’ Association, Inc.
Commission Chair Paula Turocy commended Manchester for its “commitment
to the advancement of quality education in athletic training, as well as
your dedication to the preparation of highly qualified athletic training
Manchester will have 47 athletic training majors this fall, said
Professor Mark W. Huntington, director of the program. Huntington
started the program in 1984; today, the program has three full-time
faculty members and five adjunct faculty members.
Fifty-five MC grads are certified athletic trainers, including Jim Read,
who now is an athletic trainer and physical education teacher at Concord
High School, in Elkhart, Ind.
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