Daemen Athletic Training Students meet in NFL Pre-Season Game

Ryan Bohn, Jamal Cort are part of  Bills, Vikings, Summer Training Camps


August 16, 2013 



Contact: Mike Andrei

                Director-College Relations

                (716) 839-8472



            Daemen College athletic training students Jamal Cort and Ryan Bohn found themselves on opposite sides of the field at the Bills pre-season game August 16 in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.        


             Cort, a fourth year student in the Daemen College Athletic Training program, was there as part of the Minnesota Vikings team training staff. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society-NFL Charities Minority Scholarship, giving him the opportunity to be part of the Vikings team training camp.


            Bohn, a fifth year Athletic Training student from Olean, New York, had been working as an athletic training intern with the Buffalo Bills during the Organized Team Activities in May and June. He will continue working with the team during the entire 2013 season.


            "I have had a great time during my experience so far," Bohn said.


            "The professional setting is very fast-paced and high pressure, but the players and athletic training staff have been kind and welcoming. It has been interesting to see how healthcare is different in the NFL, where there is no budget and any supplies are available."


            "In the future I plan on working as a Certified Athletic Trainer in a high school or college, but would gladly welcome another opportunity in a professional setting," he added. 


            Cort said of his experience with the Vikings, "It has been amazing to work alongside some of the most experienced and well-respected professionals in the Sports Medicine field. It is a learning experience unlike any other."


            Daemen College Athletic Training students complete clinical experiences at clinical sites including college, university, high school, professional sports, and physician offices.  The experiences provide students with opportunities for practical application of learned skills and knowledge, equipping each student for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam and future employment.


            Certified Athletic Trainers are employed in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, the military, and in industrial and commercial settings.  For more information on the Daemen Athletic Training Program: http://www.daemen.edu/academics/divisionofhealthhumanservices/athletictraining/Pages/default.aspx.


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