Science Lecture: Athletic Training Around the World

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Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
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Edward Gleason
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May 16, 2013     7:00 p.m.   "Athletic Training Around the World" Ben Towne, USM Department of Exercise, Health and Sport Science

Ben Towne, MA, ATC serves as Clincal Coordinator and Faculty member of Athletic Training at the University of Southern Maine.    Towne has treated a variety of athletes at the recreational, high school, collegiate and elite level.   He has more than 10 years experience educating undergraduate students and providing athletic training services to the physically active.  He serves as an athletic trainer for the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Teams on the World Cup Tour. He also leads athletic training students twice yearly to the Dominican Republic to provide care for those less fortunate. He has presented at the state and national level on service learning in athletic training. He was awarded the 2011 USM Outstanding     Faculty Involvement Award and was a recipient of the 2011 Maine  Campus Compact Donald Harward Award for Service Learning Excellence. Towne serves on the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) International Committee and was recently named as the NATA liaison to the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.

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