Michael is a licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) working through Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Georgia. As part of an outreach program, he works mostly with the athletes at a 6A high school in Georgia, but also work through the Physical Therapy Department with prehab patients. As an athletic trainer, he is responsible for collaborating with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions in the athletic setting.
“Attending Emory & Henry was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. Having such a tightly connected college was one of many things that enabled me to succeed throughout my college experience. The faculty and staff at Emory were so passionate about the topics they taught and the success of their students. The athletic training department at Emory contains some of the most fun, loving, and knowledgeable staff I’ve ever been a part of. After completing the rigorous curriculum taught at the school, I felt as though I was more than ready to take on a career in Athletic Training. Emory has more to offer than just knowledge however, they also provide students with one-of-a kind experiences. Through the college, I was able to complete a football internship with the Arizona Cardinals Football Organization going into my senior year. This experience was priceless and I owe it all to Emory & Henry College!”
Michael Payne E&H ’15