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The FIU Department of Athletic Training always has new things to say! Please read on and click on the links to read the latest press and newsletters from the department.

AT Newsletters & Press


  • Keep in step with FIU’s Athletic Training Program when you read our “Running with Scissors” newsletters.
  • "Musculoskeletal Injuries: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" by Professor Alicia Montalvo - Physician and Sport Medicine (2014)
  • "In the fast lane to interdisciplinary education" by Dr. Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo and Tiffany Mortion (Class of 2013) - NATA News (March 2014)
  • "Intramural athletes offered on-site care: on-campus trainer to help intramural sports athletes, injured students" - THE BEACON (November 1, 2013)
  • Erin Harrelson was featured in "The Future" section of the NATA News (November 2013) that highlights one athletic training student
  • "Simulation-based Learning: Is This the Future of Athletic Training Education?" by Dr. Doherty-Restrepo & Dr. Michelle Odai - Athletic Training Education Journal (2013)
  • “Head trauma becoming more prevalent in other sports” – THE BEACON (March 19, 2012)
  • “Coping with Loss” by Dr. Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo - NATA News (July 11)

 

AT News Flashes


Intern Kudos!
  • Dr. Doherty-Restrepo was named the 2015 Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year.
  • Tiffany Morton was selected for a seasonal internship with the Kansas City Chiefs, which is a National Football League (NFL) team. Congratulations Tiffany!
  • Elijah Bouldin was selected for a seasonal internship with the Houston Texans, which is a National Football League (NFL) team. Congratulations Elijah!
  • Billy Voltaire was selected for a seasonal internship with the Denver Broncos, which is a National Football League (NFL) team. Congratulations Billy!
  • Tiffany Morton was selected to intern with the Minnesota Vikings, which is a National Football League (NFL) team (Summer 2015). Congratulations Tiffany!
  • Allie Griffin was selected to intern with the New York Jets, which is a National Football League (NFL) team (Summer 2015). Congratulations Allie!
  • Michael Hervis was selected to intern with the Seattle Seahawks, which is a National Football League (NFL) team (Summer 2015). Congratulations Mike!
  • Kyle Fisher was selected to intern with the Cleveland Browns, which is a National Football League (NFL) team (Summer 2015). Congratulations Kyle!
  • Andre Washington was selected to intern with the Indianapolis Colts, which is a National Football League (NFL) team (Summer 2015). Congratulations Andre!
  • Ashlee Skarda was selected to intern with the Chicago Bandits, which is a Professional Softball League (Summer 2015). Congratulations Ashlee!
  • Jeremy Stevens was selected for an internship at Naval Hospital, Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. Congratulations Jeremy!
  • Steven Kraus was selected to an international internship at First Care Health & Fitness in St. Georges, Grenada. Congratulations Steven!
  • Jeremy Stevens was selected as the District IX Representative to serve on the National Athletic Training Student Committee (NATSC) (2015 – 2016 Academic Year). Congratulations Jeremy!
  • Mia McCarthy was selected as the Florida Representative to the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Senate (2015 – 2016 Academic Year). Congratulations Mia!
  • Elijah Bouldin was selected to intern with the Minnesota Vikings, which is a National Football League (NFL) team (Summer 2014). Congratulations Eliah!
  • Patricia DiMatteo was selected as a Florida Representative to serve in the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association Student Senate (2014-2015 Academic Year). Congratulations Patricia!
  • Billy Voltaire was selected to intern with the Denver Broncos, which is a National Football League (NFL) team (Summer 2014). Congratulations Billy!
  • Tiffany Yam was selected to intern with RehabWorks at the Kennedy Space Center (Summer 2014). Congratulations Tiffany!
  • Tiffany Yam was selected as the District IX Representative to serve on the National Athletic Training Students' Committee (2014 - 2015 Academic Year). Congratulations Tiffany!
  • Sean Folan was selected to intern with the Kane County Cougars, the Class A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball (MLB) organization (Summer 2013). Congratulations Sean!
  • Tiffany Hardison was selected to intern with Athletes' Performance in Tempe, Arizona (Summer 2013). Congratulations Tiffany!
  • Erin Harrelson was selected to intern with the VSI Tampa Bay FC, USL Pro Soccer Team (Summer 2013). Congratulations Erin!
  • Erin Harrelson was selected as the District IX Representative to serve on the National Athletic Training Students' Committee (2013 - 2014 Academic Year). Congratulations Erin!
  • Lindsay Malony was selected for an international internship with World Endeavors in Chile (Summer 2013). Congratulations Lindsay!
  • Kasey Richardson was selected to intern with the Winston-Salem Dash, the class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball (MLB) organization (Summer 2013). Congratulations Kasey!
  • Jessica Rodriguez was selected to intern with Chivas USA, which is a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based out of Los Angeles, CA. (Summer 2012) Congratulations Jessica!

Superior Pass Rate! The Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013 achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification exam.

Student and Faculty Awards

The faculty of the Athletic Training Program presents three student awards on an annual basis: Academic Excellence, Golden Scissors (formerly known as Most Improved) and Faculty Spirit.

The Academic Excellence award is presented to the student who demonstrates a strong dedication to learning and portrays the ideal student every professor longs to mentor. The student presented with this award is hard working, enthusiastic, willing to learn, and dedicated to professional growth.

The Golden Scissors award is presented to the student who demonstrates hard work and a positive attitude both in the classroom and clinical setting. The student presented with this award supersedes expectations and acquires the respect and admiration of fellow students as well as the faculty.

The Faculty Spirit award is presented to the student who demonstrates the attributes and abilities that best exemplify the values and professional ideals of the Athletic Training Program faculty. The student presented with this award is always willing to volunteer, consistently promotes professional behavior and has the ability to overcome adversity.

Additionally, the athletic training students nominate and vote for a Preceptor of the Year in recognition of superior clinical instruction provided to the students.

 

2016
Academic Excellence Ashlee Skarda
Golden Scissors Megan Fernandez
Faculty Spirit Kyle Fisher and Jeremy Stevens
Preceptor of the Year Gabriel Casanova
Alumni of the Year Tiffany Morton
Student Mentor of the Year Carlie Mankin and Ashlee Skarda
2015
Academic Excellence Valle Ledtke
Golden Scissors Billy Voltaire
Faculty Spirit Tiffany Yam
Preceptor of the Year Rodrigo Martinez & Bailey Mintz
2014
Academic Excellence Erin Harrelson & Lindsay Malony
Golden Scissors Jonelle Nieb
Faculty Spirit Erin Harrelson
Preceptor of the Year John Steele
2013
Academic Excellence Jessica Rodriguez
Golden Scissors Tiffany Morton
Faculty Spirit Jessica Gaburo
Preceptor of the Year Francisco Millan
2012
Academic Excellence Kate Jochimsen
Golden Scissors Charlie Holliday
Faculty Spirit Lauren Baker
Preceptor of the Year Charles Lascano
2011
Academic Excellence Claudia Garcia & Alicia Montalvo
Golden Scissors Jonathan Casero
Faculty Spirit Drialys Leal
Preceptor of the Year Garret McLaughlin
2010
Academic Excellence Hiroto Mizuno
Golden Scissors Julian Varela
Faculty Spirit Robinson Henry
Preceptor of the Year Gabe Casanova