Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences

Athletic Training Student Symposium

2017 AT Symposium attendees

This year the Athletic Training Student Symposium was held at the University of Maine. This event is a way for students to learn outside of the classroom and network amongst each other in the state of Maine. This year’s presenters were Tim Weston, speaking about changes in the profession, BOC, master’s degree, etc.; Dr. Kenneth Morse, speaking about sports specialization; Dr. Sarah Stewart, on the topic of physician extenders; and Dr. Rafael Grossmann, speaking about “Exponential Technologies in Healthcare and Education”. Tim Weston and Dr. Sarah Stewart’s presentations helped with exploring job opportunities and job direction. Dr. Grossman was the first surgeon to use Google Glass while operating and really expressed his passion for technology. For a break between presentations, Maine’s Athletic Training Student Organization had set up a “Tape-Off” where each of the schools picked their youngest student and one of their more experienced students. Representing the University of Southern Maine was junior Logan Gailitis and sophomore Sergio Martin Acuna, winning both of their competitions in looks. Logan made it all the way to semifinals, but unfortunately finished seconds behind the winner. To wrap up the symposium, there was a quiz bowl using BOC prep questions that was fun yet challenging.