Springfield College Athletic Training Student Workshop
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Summer Camp 2013
July 14-18, 2013.
Download the athletic training student workshop brochure.
For high school students interested in careers in athletic training and sports medicine
- Injury prevention
- Injury evaluation
- Management of athletic injuries
- Lectures and demonstrations
- Cadaver anatomy lab
- Athlete reconditioning exercises
- Professional preparation and career training
The Springfield College Athletic Training Student (ATS) Workshop is intended for high school students interested in careers in athletic training and sports medicine. This intense workshop focuses on anatomy, injury prevention and care of common lower extremity athletic injuries. Lectures, demonstrations, and practice sessions about athletic injury prevention, and care are offered. Presentations on career options are also part of the curriculum. A successful addition to the workshop is a hands-on exploration of “Cadaver Anatomy.” Athletic training is an allied health profession, recognized by the American Medical Association that provides health-care services for physically active individuals. The athletic training major at Springfield College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and is one of the most competitive programs of its kind in the country. Program graduates are found across the country working in sports medicine clinics, at high schools, at colleges and universities, and with professional sports teams.
Wayne Rodrigues, Athletic Training Workshop Co-Director
Wayne Rodrigues has been an athletic trainer and assistant professor of physical education at Springfield College for 27 years. In addition to teaching various courses on the prevention and care of athletic injuries, he coordinates the Athletic Training Rehabilitation Program, which serves the Springfield College intercollegiate athletic program and provides supervision for students completing fieldwork in athletic injury rehabilitation, football, and track and field. Wayne has served as the New England representative for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association College/University Students Athletic Trainers Committee. He has also coordinated student athletic trainer education programs for the Eastern Student Athletic Trainers Association and has been a regional coordinator for Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts.
Bob Kuzmeski, Athletic Training Workshop Co-Director
Bob Kuzmeski ’88 G’92 is in his twelfth year as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Massachusetts, where he has worked with the ice hockey, and football teams. He is an approved clinical instructor for athletic training students at Springfield College and Westfield State University. Before joining UMass, Bob was a science teacher and athletic trainer at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Mass. He has also worked at Rehab West, providing care to physical therapy patients and working at Agawam High School in Agawam, Mass. Prior to that, he was the head athletic trainer at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Conn. Bob has also worked as a clinical athletic trainer and Fitness Coordinator at Otsego Orthopaedics in Oneonta, NY, and associate athletic trainer at SUNY-Oneonta. He has also served as a volunteer trainer at the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Program in Lake Placid, NY. Bob has coordinated sports medicine services for numerous conference and national tournaments at the collegiate level. Bob received a bachelor’s degree in health fitness with a concentration in athletic training and a master’s degree in health science with a concentration in sports injury prevention and management. During that time, he was a teaching fellow and athletic trainer at Springfield College. He was also the athletic trainer for the U.S. Junior National Rowing Team from 1989-1992.
What some of our participants say:
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
- 9-11:30 a.m. - Class/Lab
- 11:30 a.m.-noon - Recreation/Free Time
- 12:30-1 p.m. - Lunch
- 1:30-4 p.m. Class/Lab
- 4-5:30 p.m. Recreation/Free Time
- 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
- 7-8:30 p.m. Class/Lab
- 9-10 p.m. Free Time/ Special Events
- 10-11 p.m. In Dorm
Contact the Office of Special Programs between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Telephone 413-748-5287 Fax 413-748-3534
Questions about the camp program? Call Wayne Rodrigues at (413)748-3188
Space is limited. Register Early!
$ 690.00 Early registration discount (if you register by May 3, 2013)
Registration fee includes textbooks, T-shirt, meals, campus housing, and a recreational field trip.
Refund Policy Prior to July 1, 2013 a refund, less a $200 staffing fee, may be made. No refunds will be made after this date.
- Individuals in need of special accommodations to fully participate in this program should contact the Office of Special Programs well in advance of the workshop.
- A confirmation letter containing additional information and a medical form will be emailed in the spring. A completed medical form, signed by a physician and proof of health insurance are required prior to the start of the workshop.
- Springfield College reserves the right to cancel in the event of insufficient registration.
- Springfield College is easily accessible from the Massachusetts Turnpike, Springfield Amtrak Station, and Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Conn.
- This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.
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