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
Activities: ATSO, Intramurals
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, Delta Omicron Pi, 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."
Why Athletic Training? "I love working with athletes. I really enjoy helping people and the subject really interests me. The athletic training program is the best way for me to achieve my career goals and learn everything that I would like and need to know."