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High School Students Invited to Study Athletic Training at July Workshop

PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2013 – High school students interested in pursuing a sports medicine career or enhancing their athletic training-room skills are invited to attend the 16th annual Student Athletic Training Aide Workshop from July 23 to 25 at The Ellis School, 6425 Fifth Ave., Shadyside.
This three-day workshop, hosted by the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, is designed for high school students to learn about the basic skills and knowledge necessary for careers in sports medicine. The workshop will expose students to key areas of sports medicine through lectures and practice in athletic training techniques and procedures.

An extensive amount of lab time will focus on skills that students can use in their scholastic athletic-training environments. Students will learn how to prepare for an athletic training program in college. They also will have the option to receive instruction in American Heart Association adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The workshop will include information and training on concussions in sports.


“The Student Athletic Training Workshop is a great way for high school students to gain a better understanding and knowledge of the athletic training profession. Over the years, the workshop has been a valuable learning tool for high school students interested in athletic training sports medicine,” said coordinator Amanda M. Kolcun, A.T.C., a certified athletic trainer at the UPMC Center for Sport Medicine.


The fee for the program is $55 if paid by July 1, then $65 through the July 8 end of registration. The cost includes course and lab materials, daily breakfast and lunch, plus a T-shirt. The optional CPR and AED certifications cost an additional $10 total. Supervising certified athletic trainers are welcome to accompany the high school students at no charge. Free parking will be provided by The Ellis School. Space is limited.


For questions or to register, please call the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine at (412) 432-3770. The brochure is available at the WPIAL website.

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