Exercise Science Students Apply Knowledge in Real-World Situation
Experience-based learning, similar to applying classroom learning to the real world, is one of the key components of the Albion Advantage. Ten Albion College students interested in exercise science are acquiring this type of experience through a new class called Exercise and Aging, taught by professor Sharon Frandsen, which gives students a chance to teach others what they have learned in their field of study.
Kreger Develops Athletic Training Skills in Florida
Patrolling the outfield for the Albion College baseball team doesn’t allow Chase Kreger, ’11, the opportunity to get the variety of clinical experiences provided to traditional students in the athletic training education program. With baseball practice starting in January, Kreger’s on-campus experience has been limited to the Britons’ football and volleyball squads.
Kreger began developing his skills in more activities—and to participants outside the college cohort—when he left in early May on an athletic training internship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. He followed in the footsteps of Yume Nakamura, '09, who completed the same internship in the summer of 2009.
Athletic Trainers Making Use of Wii Fit Plus
The Albion College athletic training room's start to the campus' theme year of wellness got an unexpected lift when Elaine Starkey, '13, donated to the Kinesiology Department the Wii Fit Plus she won at the Aug. 25 Wellness Fair.
Head Athletic Trainer Sara Koski, Assistant Athletic Trainer Jenny Sims, and athletic training faculty members Carol Moss and Scott Michel are already incorporating the Wii into rehabilitation and strength training exercises with Briton athletes.
Floyd, '12, Hones Athletic Traning Skills During Internship
Tyler Floyd was the second member of Albion's athletic training education program to intern with the Cleveland Browns.While many followed reports on the National Football League’s lockout for information about when to begin preparing for their fantasy draft, Albion College student Tyler Floyd, ’12, was wondering about the status of an internship to prepare him for his career.
A product of Canton, Mich., Floyd was set to become Albion’s second athletic training major to intern with the Cleveland Browns during the August training camp. Gordon Williams, who served as an assistant athletic trainer at Albion from 2006-07 and who currently serves as an assistant athletic trainer for the Browns, alerted the Albion faculty to the internship opportunity, and Mark Feger, ’11, took advantage in the 2010 preseason.