Athletic Training Staff Visits Local Middle School

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell athletic training staff members visited Holly Springs Middle School recently, sharing the ins and outs of their profession.

Rachel Taylor and Shannon Murphy traveled to HSMS’s career day, talking about what athletic trainers do, education, and what a typical day is like for an athletic trainer. They demonstrated taping and basic rehab exercises to get kids involved and shared various athletic injuries.

The visit kicked off National Athletic Training Month, recognized throughout March.

Campbell’s athletic training staff will be selling bracelets through the month, benefitting the Melanoma Research Foundation. They can be purchased for $1 from any athletic trainer at Campbell University.

The bracelets are green, glow in the dark and read “Athletic Trainers: Superheros in khaki pants”.

The CU staff chose this cause because of former Campbell softball player Amanda Littlejohn, who lost her long battle with cancer in September 2011.

Bracelets will be available while supplies last.

“Every BODY needs an athletic trainer”.

Athletic trainers do much more than just take care of athletes and can be found in a variety of settings like factories and physical therapy clinics but also high schools, universities, and even as physician extenders in doctor’s offices.

For more information contact Campbell head athletic trainer Jackie Knight at knight@campbell.edu or 910-814-5455.