Jasmine Ellis ’23, ’25 MSAT was recently selected to serve on the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Senate. The Master of Science in Athletic Training student at the University of Lynchburg is one of two student senators from Virginia. Her term ends in May 2025.
Master of Science in Athletic Training
After earning her bachelor’s degree at Appalachian State University, Alison Faulkenberry ’24 DPT had a tough time deciding whether to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Science in Athletic Training.
Sunny skies and a fresh breeze greeted families on Friday as the University of Lynchburg celebrated 430 master’s and doctoral candidates.
Provost Dr. Allison Jablonski recognized the recipients of this year’s faculty awards at Friday’s Academic Awards Ceremony, which also featured the presentation of student academic awards.
A new scholarship established by the Lynchburg Life Saving Crew will support graduate students pursuing a degree in PA medicine or athletic training. Preference will be given to students who are, or have been, EMTs or paramedics, or who have volunteered in emergency services or EMS.
Shea Alheit ’21, ’23 MSAT has always loved baseball. “When I was playing Little League, I refused to switch from baseball to softball,” the second-year Master of Science in Athletic Training student from Chesapeake, Virginia, said. “I used to dream I would be the first girl in Major League Baseball.”
Since its first cohort in 2016, the University of Lynchburg’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program has made diversity a priority.
Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Debbie Bradney received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2022 from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) last month, adding to her laurels from training professionals’ organizations.
Dr. Tom Bowman, professor of athletic training at the University of Lynchburg, has been named a Fellow by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.
Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Patricia Aronson has received the 2022 Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Educator of the Year award. The ceremony was held in Harrisonburg earlier this month.