Future Goals: Become an orthopedic physical therapist and aquatic therapist.
Why Athletic Training? "I chose athletic training as my academic major because of the relationship between sports and rehabilitation. As an athlete myself, I was always curious about the human body and the mechanics of injury. With this major, I am constantly receiving clinical hours that allows me to master the classroom knowledge in a hands-on experience. In addition, athletic training is preparing me to successfully reach my aspiring future goals."
Activities: ATSO, Phi Eta Sigma, Cheer, Head Resident Advisor, Intramurals
Future Goals: Earn a degree in athletic training from Emory & Henry and pass the BOC exam to become a certified athletic trainer. Then, attend graduate school to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a specialization in Pediatrics
Why Athletic Training? "I chose athletic training as a major because I love working with people and I have always been a sports fanatic. This major allows me to experience both of these things on a daily basis. Just having the satisfaction of knowing that I am helping athletes reach their full potential and making a positive impact makes it all worth while."
Future Goals: Work with a high school, college, or professional football team
Why Athletic Training? "I chose athletic training as my major because I have been involved with sports most of my life and I want to continue to be involved. My dad coached football when I was younger and I helped manage the team and that experience is what sparked my interest to want to specifically work with a football team in my future."
Future Goals: Become a successful athletic trainer in the Hickory area
Why Athletic Training? "From research, as well as coaches recommendations, I learned that this athletic training program would be rigorous and teach me the skills I would need to know to become a successful Athletic Trainer."
Future Goals: Become a certified athletic trainer in either a collegiate or high school setting
Why Athletic Training? "I chose athletic training as my major because I can't remember a time when I was not involved in sports. I love being around athletes just like myself and honestly could not picture myself anywhere else."
George Washington High School & Danville Community College
Hometown: Danville, VA
Future Goals: Earn my degree from Emory & Henry College, become a Certified Athletic Trainer and possibly go to graduate school
Why Athletic Training? "I chose athletic training as my major because I love being around the athletic setting and want to help prevent injuries and have athletes perform to the best of their ability."
Future Goals: Receive a Bachelor's Degree from Emory & Henry College as well as attend graduate school and possibly become a nutritionist or dietitian
Why Athletic Training? "I chose to study Athletic Training because I enjoy the sport environment that comes along with it as well I feel it will improve my credentials even I decided to choose another career along the sport path."
Rustburg High School & Central Virginia Community College
Hometown: Concord, VA
Activities: ATSO, Intramurals
Future Goals: Pass the BOC and graduate from E&H. Earn a master's degree in athletic training and hopefully work for a MLB or NFL team.
Why Athletic Training? "Athletic Training was where I found "my place" in high school, it was something I loved and looked forward to every single day. I enjoy helping others and seeing their progress knowing it was a result of my treatment and decisions. Athletic training is a rewarding and exciting career where I will always be needed."
Future Goals: Attend Physical Therapy school and earn my doctorate and eventually begin my own practice
Why Athletic Training? "I have had many previous experiences with athletic trainers throughout my athletic career in dealing with injuries. I want to help athletes just like my athletic trainer in high school helped me."
Future Goals: Become a Certified AT. Possibly attend graduate school for Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy
Why Athletic Training? "I enjoy helping and working with people in a personal setting. I also love learning about the human body and the way it works and how to improve the way it works. While observing, I also realized that I loved what ATs do and I wanted to be a part of it."
Why Athletic Training? "I chose to study AT because Athletic Trainers have the privilege to build personal relationships with their athletes. The program allows for me to build these relationships while getting a great education."
Activities: Honors Program, ATSO, Health Professions Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Tennis, Volunteer with Highlands Fellowship
Future Goals: Receive a doctorate in an undecided field and one day work with children
Why Athletic Training? "After a medical problem in high school, I realized that the best way that I could help athletes like myself would be to study sports medicine. The athletic training program was a perfect fit and the introductory classes I had this past semester gave me clarity on my decision."
Future Goals: Graduate from Emory & Henry and pass the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. After, work with High School athletics and possibly earn my Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree.
Why Athletic Training? "I chose to be an athletic training student because I get to have a hands-on learning experience in a way that cannot be replicated in a biology lab. I have always been interested in the physiology of the human body and I am a big sports fan. Being an athletic training student provides a fun and exciting way to learn and be engaged with the teams."
Caroline High School & Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
Hometown: Milford, VA
Activities: ATSO, Soccer, Health Professions Club, Intramurals
Future Goals: Become a certified Athletic Trainer. Examining the possibility of graduate school for physical therapy. Pursue a career working for a major sports team.
Why Athletic Training? "I am greatly attracted to sports and the care and prevention of injuries. I also believe that learning more about injuries, prevention, and the mechanics of the body and movement can improve my skills as an athlete too."
Activities: ATSO, Football, Health Professions Club
Future Goals: Earn a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and possibly further my education in graduate school
Why Athletic Training? "I choose to study AT and become part of the athletic training program because I love the idea of helping others to be at the best of their potential. I enjoy being around sport and see others do something they love and I can achieve this through the AT program."