Daemen College to Hold Athletic Training Information Night

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Bobby Mills
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Daemen College
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Dr. Lynn S. Matthews, Chair of the Athletic Training Department at Daemen College, announced today that the College will be hosting Athletic Training Information Night on November 20th for students interested in the Daemen undergraduate and graduate Athletic Training Programs. This event is geared towards students interested in learning about the profession of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training programs offered at Daemen.

The Athletic Training Information Night will be held at the Daemen College, from 6:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M. in the Business Building, Room 107 on the main campus of the College, 4380 Main Street in Amherst.

Our Athletic Training Program has unique features that set Daemen apart from other colleges in the Nation said Lynn Matthews in a statement from her campus office. Daemen is one of only two colleges in New York and one of only 26 in the Nation that offer an entry level Masters Degree program in Athletic Training. These benefits, coupled with a wide variety of clinical experiences, truly make Daemen a center of excellence in Athletic Training education.

Daemen College offers two degree tracks to prospective students: a 3-plus-2 program in which students earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Studies and a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Once accepted into the professional Athletic Training program, students complete 2 years of study plus one summer of courses. Daemen also offers a Direct Entry entry level Master of Science in Athletic Training program for students who have earned baccalaureate degree.

At Daemen, if a student enters into the Athletic Training track as a Freshman he or she is guaranteed a seat in the M.S. Athletic Training program, so long as they meet the academic and other criteria established for the program. There is also a tuition break in the fourth year for those students who start as Freshmen in Daemens five-year program and complete their M.S. in Athletic Training at the College.

Dr. Matthews noted that at least one student a year has an opportunity for a clinical experience with the NFL Buffalo Bills football team and that one of the Colleges AT students completed an internship with the NFL Minnesota Vikings during the summer of 2013.

Skill sets learned from these kind of opportunities position Daemen students perfectly for an increasing number of openings in the Athletic Training job market. Our students also have the opportunity to participate in unique Service Learning programs abroad, including the Dominican Republic. Dr. Matthews stated.

The athletic trainer is an integral part of the sports medicine team who works with other medical personnel, employers, patients, parents, guardians, and athletic personnel in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive health care delivery systems.Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied health care profession, and the AMA recommends athletic trainers in every high school to keep Americas youth safe and healthy.

For more information on the Information Meeting and the Athletic Training Program at Daemen College, please contact Dr. Lynn Matthews, Chair, Department of Athletic Training, at lmatthew@daemen.edu, or call at (716) 839-8367.

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