LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University Athletic Training staff and students have been involved in a full schedule of activities to support Athletic Training Month.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The weekend of Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 has been declared "White-Out Weekend.” All spectators are asked to wear white to the homes games during "White-Out Weekend.” During the baseball game on Friday, March 27 and the softball and lacrosse games on Saturday, March 28 the first 25 LHU students with ID will receive a free tee shirt. The athletic training students and staff will also be asking for donations to their respective teams' charity of choice.
Other Athletic Training Month activities the LHU athletic training students and athletic training faculty have completed or planned include a Massage Day which took place Saturday, March 21; a Hyner Trail Clean-up held on Sunday, March 22; a Sports Medicine Lecture Series topic entitled “Prevention, Recognition and Treatment of Common Running Injuries” given by Dr. Steve Streator and scheduled for the Greenburg Auditorium in the Health Professions Building at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday March 26; and providing first aid and massage at the Hyner View Challenge on Saturday, April 18.
“Health Care for Life & Sport” is the theme of this year’s National Athletic Training Month, which is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas. The "White-Out Weekend" is one of many local and national events being held throughout March which salute the medical and community work of certified athletic trainers nationwide. Athletic trainers are unique health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. More information about athletic training is available at the following websites: www.lhup.edu/athletictraining, www.gopats.org, www.nata.org