Boise State University’s athletic training program was profiled in the April 9 edition of the Meridian Press on April 9.
Dave Hammons, assistant professor and director of the athletic training program, was quoted in the piece. Hammons is pleased that the article raises awareness about the valuable partnerships between schools and athletic training programs.
“Many residents are simply not aware of the professionals that work in the school district. I think this story was a nice reflection on the Boise State athletic training program’s partnerships with our local school district,” said Hammons of the Meridian Press article. “It also showcases the value these affiliations provide to both the schools and to the athletic training students who are gaining great hands on clinical experiences. Approximately 35 percent of high schools in the State of Idaho have some kind of athletic trainer caring for their student athletes; Idaho is above the national average when it comes to this statistic and increasing the national average is certainly something for which our professional organization (National Athletic Trainers Association) is advocating.”