Mount St. Joseph University

Athletic Training Program to host Scholarship Night - April 22nd

By: BC Charles-Liscombe

The College of Mount St. Joseph Department of Athletic Training in the Division of Health Sciences will be hosting its annual Scholarship Night on Monday, April 22nd. The event will include an invited lecture, a poster session, and awards ceremony. The evening begins at 6:30 pm in the College Recital Hall. The event is free and open to members of the Mount community.

This year the invited speaker is David Graston, President and founder of Carpal Tunnel, Inc.   Mr. Graston will present "Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization" discussing the use of therapeutic devices designed to assist with relieving pain and inflammation.  Graston was the lead designer and founder of several instrumented soft tissue mobilization devices currently in use in the musculoskeletal, rehabilitation, and sports medicine community.

Following the presentation at 8:00 pm, junior and senior level AT students will present their original research prospectus and case report posters in the College Theatre Lobby during an informal reception.  Simlar to a poster session scheduled at a professional symposium, the  session will allow students to showcase their creative ideas and research skills while answering questions from attendees.   

Finally at 8:30 pm, the AT program will announce the Outstanding Clinician and Outstanding Academic award winners, the Senior Peer Educator Award, and the Rookie of the Year award recipients. 

Awarded on the basis of merit following a review by the Athletic Training faculty, the Outstanding Clinician  awards are given to the student(s) in each class that demonstrates the highest level of clinical skill in providing athletic training services to the Mount's athletic department and off campus clinical sites based on their instructor evaluations.  The Outstanding Academic awards  are given to the  students in each class with the highest cumulative grade point average.  The Peer Educator Award is given to the graduating senior that has demonstrated an on-going commitment to outstanding teaching of underclassmen in the classroom and/or in the clinical environment.  The Rookie of the Year award is given to a student from the entering class of  AT students that has demonstrated the greatest potential and commitment to learning and a desire for clinical and professional development.