HHP students attend athletic conference

FHSU students attend athletic conference

05/07/07 jm Local, Today, hometowns
HAYS, Kan. -- Fort Hays State University students from the Department of Health and Human Performance attended the Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Symposium recently in Topeka.

Dr. Mark Stutz, director of the athletic training education program, Brady Ternes, assistant athletic trainer, Tim Kriley, Ellis graduate student, and Jeremy Langer, Hays senior, along with eight athletic training education students, attended.

The conference was for certified athletic trainers, health professionals and students from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Stutz presented "Common Injuries in Football" and "Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis" and "Collaboration Among Athletic Training Educators and Other Medical Education Faculty."

Jessica Pahl, Pretty Prairie senior, won an Adidas bag in a student contest and Marley Palmer, Lucas senior, received an award for a mock election activity conducted at the conference. Kriley did a presentation on the effects of light therapy during the student session.

Pahl, Palmer, Kelsey Roberts, Lexington, Neb., senior, Katie Schmidt, Haven senior, and Brittany Sherwood, Holly, Colo., senior, helped with registration.

"We had huge student participation," Stutz said. "Our students really were needed and I'm glad they went."

Athletic training education program students Jason Graham, Manhattan sophomore, Cristi Heisman, Paola sophomore, Kersten Schmitz, Garden City sophomore, and Ikumi Konno, Ichihara, Japan, junior, also attended.

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