what's happening in the college
Faculty and students in the UA Athletic Training Program launched the Traveling Athletic Training Camp in the Hale County school system. This project is funded by the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The purpose of this project is to increase exposure and awareness of athletic training across the black belt counties of Alabama. Students who attended from Hale County High School and Greensboro High School got hands on experience with taping, splinting, emergency care, and nutrition/hydration.
The University of Alabama Board of Trustees has endorsed the appointment of two CHES faculty, Dr. Lizzie Elder and Dr. Robert Nielsen, to named professorships for their excellence in scholarship, research and teaching.
Nielsen, Chair of the Department of Consumer Sciences, has been appointed the inaugural Helen M. Goetz Endowed Professor. This professorship was made possible by the generosity of the late Lieutenant Colonel Marwood H. Goetz and the late Professor Emeritus Helen M. Goetz. Its purpose is to attract or retain a nationally recognized scholar in the Department of Consumer Sciences who will make a difference in the quality of teaching and research in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
Elder, director of the Athletic Training Program, will become the first Dr. A.E. Maumenee, Jr., Endowed Professor in Athletic Training. Named for the fund donor, this professorship provides support funds to promote faculty excellence in the area of Athletic Training.
The appointments will strengthen the teaching and research efforts of Dr. Elder, Dr. Nielsen and faculty in their respective programs.
Endowed professorships recognize excellence among our individual faculty members but also enhance the quality and reputation of our academic programs. Faculty scholars make significant contributions to the research and teaching missions of the University, and they increase national visibility of our College, which aids in attracting high-caliber faculty, excellent students and external research funding opportunities.
Congratulations to these two deserving faculty members who have excelled in fulfilling the CHES mission of improving lives.
The second year athletic training students, through the direction of Dr. Lizzie Hibberd, recently showcased course projects via a poster session. The students demonstrated excellent research skills through their posters and the discussion of the projects with session attendees. Below is a list of the projects and student authors as well as a photo of the students.
Candace Allen: Minority Representation in Athletic Training Programs
Lauren Ackerson, David Womble, and Megan Yates: Side to Side Differences in Hip Strength, Range of Motion, and Functioning in Collegiate Softball Pitchers
Jessie Prigge: The Difference in Psychological Effects and Injury in Athletes Who Suffer Short-Term, Long-Term, or Chronic Injuries
Nathan Doss, Sawyer Donald, and John Walker: Kyphotic Posture Differences Between Positions in Baseball Players
Alex Page, Juliana Ross, and Ashley Williamson: Total Workload of Each Position in Baseball
Hayden Griffin and CHris Randall: Impact of a Biowave treatment on the LESS Score and Pain Levels in Adults with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Indya Brown, Haleigh Gray, and Kelli Lowe: The Difference Between Catapult's Player Load vs. Healthy Skill Position Football Players
Sash-sha Collier: Stride Length Correlation to Pitching Velocity in Baseball Players
Catherine Mitts: Stride Length Correlation to Pitching Velocity in Baseball Players
Ali Costello, Brilee Rogers, and Taylor Wilkes: What is the Average Nutritional Knowledge of High School Football Athletes
Ryan LaFoy: Examining the Relationship Between Scapular Retraction strength and Glenohumeral Rotational Strength in High School Baseball and Softball Players