Missouri State University
Athletic Training Education Program
Department of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

How to Save a Life

The University Communications office at Missouri State University developed a series of “how to…” videos on a variety of areas. In this ‘How to Save a Life’ video, Dr. Kristin Tivener, clinical instructor in the department of sports medicine and athletic training gives tips to empower a bystander to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Tivener explains that the traditional CPR like what you see in this video is taught to all individuals entering into healthcare fields such as athletic training. However, anyone can (and should consider – Tivener notes) taking a CPR course for their own personal interest regardless of their profession. Current CPR courses for the layperson, or someone with no medical training, are taught either in this tradition format such as how Tivener demonstrates or in a hands-only version.

In this video, students from Tivener’s ATC 221 Clinical Skills in Athletic Training course demonstrate proper technique.

Check out the video here and pass on to those that may benefit from this information. Also, as medical professionals, this video can be used to start the conversation with family, friends, and co-workers about the benefits of taking a formal CPR course.

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2017 Athletic Training Banquet

Athletic Training students, faculty, preceptors, distinguished guests, and family members gathered at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Saturday night for the annual Athletic Training end of the year banquet.

Winners of Awards and Scholarships which were announced at the Banquet were as follows;

SMAT Program Appreciation Award
Dr. Frank Einhellig

Preceptor of the Year
Erin Kineman

Student Appreciation Award
Natalie Allen

First Year Student of the Year
Jessie Hubbs

Upper Level Student of the Year
Caitlin Canote

Most Improved Student of the Year
Ashlyn Wheat

SMAT Athletic Training Student Scholarship
Ashlyn Wheat

Gary Ward Alumni Scholarship
Randall Cole

Brent Carter Edwards Memorial Scholarship
Nate Comer

Harvey Michael MD Athletic Training Student Scholarship
Kelby Kujawa
Natalie Amrhein
Alexa DeClue

Lyons-Andre Memorial Athletic Training Student Scholarship
Ayron Osborn

Karen Toburen Senior Achievement Award
Lindsay Hampton

Congratulations to all Scholarship and Award winners!  Recognition plaques will be on display in Professional 160.

Also recognized were the 2017 4th Year Graduating BSAT Class and 2nd Year Graduate MSAT Class.  Dr. David Carr lead the annual coining ceremony formally recognizing graduating students and symbolically having them join SMAT program alumni.

Congratulations to all of our graduating students!!


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MSAT Graduate AT Students Present Research

Congratulations to the researchers of the MSAT Program at Missouri State University. Yesterday these students presented their original research studies at the 21st Annual College of Health and Human Services Student Research Symposium. Graduate athletic training students in this post-professional program are required to work with a faculty committee during their studies to develop and original research question and then carry out their study. As part of a thesis or project research requirement, the research study culminates in presentation of their constructed posters as well as either a thesis document or manuscript ready for publication.

Missed the posters yesterday and want to check them out?!!? In addition to the CHHS Student Research Symposium, all students will also present their research this Saturday at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum.

We are so proud of our researchers!

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Professional AT Program Students Present Research

Professional Athletic Training Students from the BSAT program at Missouri State University presented original group research yesterday at the 21st Annual College of Health and Human Services Student Research Symposium. The SMAT department is so proud of these students as they worked throughout the last year with faculty advisors to develop an original research question, collect and analyze data, and report their scholarly work through the creation of a poster.

Well done students!

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Congratulations Dr. Carr!

Congratulations to Dr. David Carr of the SMAT department who was just notified that he will be receiving the 12th Annual Robert J. Moore AT Distinguished Alumnus Award from San Diego State University (SDSU). Dr. Carr graduated from SDSU in 1992 and will be traveling back out to San Diego this April to accept the award.

Congratulations and well-deserved Dr. Carr!


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OFL Equipment Fitting 2017

Missouri State University SMAT faculty, MSAT students, and professional program AT students provided football equipment fitting for the Ozarks Football League (OFL) this week. Approximately 700 middle school aged athletes attended the session for fitting of helmets and shoulder pads for the upcoming spring football league.

Nice work everyone!

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Capital Day 2017


Lead by Dr. Michael Hudson, 4th year athletic training students recently made the annual trip to Jefferson City for the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association Capitol Day and ATC 425 Contemporary Topics in Athletic Training. For this trip, athletic training students and Missouri-licensed athletic trainers spoke with elected officials to educate them about athletic training and lobby for legislation supporting athletic training health care. This year, they discussed HB 882 and SB 454. These bills will update the Athletic Trainer Practice Act for Missouri so it is consistent with the practice of athletic training today.

Below is a picture with Representative Crystal Quade. Representative Quade is a graduate of the social work program at MSU.

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Recent Publication by Dr. Hudson

The Department of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training is proud to announce that Dr. Hudson has recently published an article in a special issue of the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training which focuses on the ethics of sports medicine.


Dr. Hudson explains, “Along with helping our athletic training students become health care professionals, I also serve the profession as the Chair of the Ethics and Professional Standards Committee for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and an Associate Editor for the Athletic Training Education Journal. In each of these roles, I continually learn how much of what we do as health care professionals is dependent on our personal and professional values. Society rightfully expects we practice ethically; however, we are also individuals with different perspectives on what is right and wrong. I was invited to write this article for this special issue of the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training because of my passion for athletic training being respected as a health care profession and because of my growing expertise in decision making. My hope is this article will help athletic trainers in any setting develop policies that will guide ethical decision making for their workplace.”

The full article may be viewed here:  http://journals.humankinetics.com/toc/ijatt/current

Congratulations Dr. Hudson on this recent publication!!

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2016 CHHS Multidisciplinary Forum

Last night over 300 Missouri State University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) students, faculty, and community members meet in the Plaster Student Union ballroom for the 2016 CHHS Multidisciplinary Forum. The topic this year was Bugs of Prey: Emerging Infectious Diseases. This well-attended event included guest speaker Bert Malone, formerly of the CDC and the Kansas City Health Department, who discussed the latest trends in diseases and how they affect us. Following this, representatives from the infectious diseases units at Mercy Hospital and Cox Hospital in Springfield, MO provided table demonstrations on personal protective equipment and shared protocols they utilize in their settings.

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