Benjamin M. Towne M.A., A.T.C.
MA Physical Education-Specialization in Athletic Training, Western Michigan University
BS Sports Medicine-Concentration in Athletic Training, Lyndon State College
Ben Towne serves as ATEP Clinical Coordinator & Faculty at the University of Southern Maine. Towne has treated a variety of athletes at the recreational, high school, collegiate and Olympic level. He has ten years of experience educating undergraduate students and providing athletic training services to the physically active. He sits on the International Committee of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. He travels extensively, leading USM athletic training students twice yearly to the Dominican Republic to practice international service learning and provide care for those less fortunate. He also serves as athletic trainer for the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Teams on the World Cup Tour, most recently providing medical coverage during the 2011 World Championships in Konigsee, Germany. He has presented on multiple occasions at the state and national level on service learning in athletic training. He was voted the 2011 USM Outstanding Faculty Involvement Award and was also a recipient of the 2011 Maine Campus Compact Donald Harward Award for Service Learning Excellence.
2010: “International Service Learning in Athletic Training Education: An Update” National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Philadelphia, PA (Invited Speaker).
2010: “Promoting Ethnic Diversity Awareness via Cultural Immersion” National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Philadelphia, PA (Poster Presentation).
2009: “Science of Athletic Footwear” Maine Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Annual Symposia. Rockland, ME (Invited Speaker).
2009: “Supplying Approved Clinical Instructors with Portable Electrical Nerve Stimulators to Evaluate Electrotherapy Proficiency Skills in the Clinical Setting” National Athletic Trainers’ Educators Conference. Washington, DC (Poster Presentation).
2008: “International Service Learning in Athletic Training Education” National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia. St. Louis, MO (Invited Speaker).
2007: “Assessing Proficiencies in the Clinical Setting Results in Positive Student Outcomes” National Athletic Trainers’ Educators Conference, Dallas, TX (Poster Presentation).
2007: Maine Athletic Training Student Symposium Director “Core Strength, Stability & Rehabilitation” University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME.
2011: Most Outstanding Faculty Involvement Award, University of Southern Maine.
2011: Harward Faculty Award for Service Learning Excellence, Maine Campus Compact.
2010: Centers for Technology and Education Learning Gadgets, Gear & Gurus Grant, University of Southern Maine.
2010: Centers for Technology and Educational Learning Web Development Grant, “Online Course Development: History of Athletic Training", University of Southern Maine.
2009: OA Centers for Orthopaedics MATA Professional Scholarship, “Promoting International Service Learning in Athletic Training Education”.
2008: Maine Athletic Trainers’ Association Mike Linkovich Grant, “Pursuing Athletic Training Education in the Dominican Republic”.
2008: University of Southern Maine CONHP Faculty Service Award.
2006: University of Southern Maine Center for Teaching Community Building Grant: “Medical Volunteers for Boston Marathon”.
2010: “Service Learning in Athletic Training: It’s About Time” Athletic Training Education Journal Volume 5 | Issue 4 | October 181-182. (Primary Author)