Moon, '13, Goes Pro as Athletic Training Intern
Anthony Moon has earned a varsity letter as a member of the Albion College baseball team and he is used to the relatively slower pace of the game as compared to many other sports.
The senior from Paw Paw, however, adjusted nicely this summer when he made the leap to the frantic pace common to the National Football League as one of the athletic training interns for the Cleveland Browns during training camp. The adjustment was even more impressive considering it was Moon's first physically demanding activity since coming off hip surgery, which forced him to miss the 2012 Briton baseball season.
Athletic Training Students Shine in Quiz Bowl
Albion College athletic training education program students Kylen Bradley, Anthony Moon, and Elaine Starkey placed second in a quiz bowl competition at the end of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Student Seminar on Sunday, Oct. 14.
All 14 athletic training programs from the state of Michigan accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education entered a total of 20 teams in the quiz bowl competition. The content featured items the students will encounter when they sit for the Board of Certification examination to become a certified athletic trainer.
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.