Nicole Chimera was asked to serve as Guest Editor for “Sports Special Issue:  Athletic Training”

Lynn Matthews had the following presentations:  

  • Effects of Standing Workstation on Perceived Pain and Function: A Case Series.     November 2016.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL. 
  • Upper and Lower Limb Tension Testing and Treatment, Presented at New York State  Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, June 2016.

On January 25, 2017, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education granted the master’s level Athletic Training Program at Daemen College 10 years of continuing accreditation. Our next comprehensive review will be in 2026-2027.

For the fifth consecutive year, our AT (soon to be) graduates have all passed the BOC exam on the first attempt.  This continues our 3-year aggregate first-time pass rate at 100% and brings our overall first-time pass rate to 97.6%.

Kaitlyn Gustafson, a first-year MSAT student at Daemen College, was awarded the District 2 Tanya Dargusch Community Leadership Scholarship

"The District Two Tanya Dargusch Leadership in Community Service Scholarship" was established to recognize a deserving athletic training student with exceptional leadership skills and service to his/her community. Equally important, the student shall provide outstanding involvement in the profession. It honors Tanya Dargusch who has shown exceptional leadership in her community as well as being the first female to serve on the NATA D2 Executive Council as its secretary.  The recipient will be awarded a $2500.00 scholarship that will be presented during the District Two Business Meeting held at NATA Annual Symposia and AT Expo in June."

Kaitlyn Gustafson, a first-year MSAT student at Daemen College, was selected as one of the recipients of the NYSATA iLead Scholarship.  As such, she will receive funding up to $1,500.00 each to attend the NATA iLead Conference in Grapevine, TX February 17-18, 2017.

Rebecca Delahunty, a first-year MSAT student at Daemen College, is among five students from across the country named as first recipients of the inaugural Paul DeMartinis Scholarship presented by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.  The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to athletic training students currently enrolled in a professional program or post-professional degree or residency program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. 

Caleb Earl, a second-year MSAT student at Daemen College, has received the 2017 Paul Grace Scholarship from the Eastern Athletic Trainer’s Association (EATA). He was recognized with a plaque presented at the EATA’s annual awards banquet held this month in Philadelphia.  Selection for the $3,000 scholarship is based on academic achievement, athletic training clinical experiences, extracurricular activities, leadership, and other honors. Caleb also competed in the District 2 Quiz Bowl earning a third-place finish and a spot on the District 2 National Quiz Bowl team that will compete in that National Quiz Bowl at the NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Houston TX in June.

Seven MSAT students attended the EATA conference in Philadelphia in January 2017 and fourteen students attended the NYSATA sponsored seminar titled “Management of the Potentially Spine Injured Hockey Player” in November 2016.

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, a group of Daemen College Athletic Training students led by faculty member Rebecca Romano Besch, participated in a community service project at Amherst State Park on Mill Street in September.  They again worked with Lois Shriver, Chairman of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council, to clean up and beautify the park’s entryway.  Removing overgrown shrubs and weeding the flower beds helped to simplify both the look and the process of maintaining the landscaping.  These students enjoyed working outside on a beautiful morning and being able to give back to the community.

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, a group of Daemen College Athletic Training students, led by faculty member Lynn Matthews, volunteered as route marshal for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk.  This is the third year in a row that DCAT has participated in this event.

On Sunday, January 22, 2017, a group of Daemen College Athletic Training students, led by faculty member Lynn Matthews, assisted Special Olympic athletes in a bowling competition.  The AT students enjoyed giving back to the community and the company they shared with the athletes. 

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, a group of Daemen College Athletic Training students, led by faculty member Rebecca Romano Besch, participated in the New York State Love My Park Day.  This is the fourth year in a row that the AT students participated in this event to help get Art Park in Lewiston, NY ready for the summer season.

The MSAT Program held its 2nd  annual AT “See one, Do one, Teach one” simulation event in conjunction with National Athletic Training Month on March 24. The event engages both MSAT Program graduate cohorts as well as introduces pre-AT students to what they will be doing as part of the MSAT Program.

Lynn Matthews had the following presentations:  

  • Effects of Standing Workstation on Perceived Pain and Function: A Case Series.     November 2016.  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Chicago, IL. 
  • Upper and Lower Limb Tension Testing and Treatment, Presented at New York State  Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, June 2016.
  • Nicole Chimera was asked to serve as Guest Editor for “Sports Special Issue:  Athletic Training”

Nicole Chimera authored the following book chapter:

  •  Chimera NJ.  Training and Conditioning Techniques. Introduction to Athletic Training and Emergency Care in Sport. 3rd Edition.  Ed. Angela Lampe.  Kendall/Hunt Publishing     Company; 2016.

Nicole Chimera authored or co-authored the following manuscripts:

  • Hoog P, Warren M, Smith C, Chimera NJ. Functional Hop Tests and Tuck Jump    Assessment Scores Between Female Division I Collegiate Athletes Participating in High versus Low ACL Injury  Prone Sports: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. International Journal of  Sports Physical Therapy.2016;11(6):945-953.
  • Smith CA, Olsen B, Olsen L, Chimera NJ, Warren M. Comparison of female collegiate athletes and college-age cohort in Tuck Jump Assessment. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2017;31(4):1048-1054.
  • Chimera NJ, Knoeller S, Cooper R, Kothe N, Smith CA, Warren M. Prediction of Functional Movement Screen™ performance from lower extremity range of motion and core tests International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2017;12(2):173-181.
  • Lininger MR, Smith CA, Chimera NJ, Hoog P, Warren M. The Tuck Jump Assessment: An exploratory factor analysis in a college age population. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2017;31(3):653-659.