MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Student Athletic Training Organization will sponsor a hands-on taping clinic from 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the PEIF room 239.

It is designed for anyone interested in learning the basic application of taping ankles, arches, wrists, thumbs, fingers, hips and knees. Pre-registration is requested by March 12. To register, or for more information, contact Katie Theut at 225-0809 or Julie Rochester at 227-2026. The cost is $20 per person, which includes all clinic supplies and handouts.

The taping clinic coincides with National Athletic Training Month in March. This year’s theme is “Prevention: Avoid Injury – Stay Active.” The mission of the National Athletic Training Association is to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the profession through education and research.

At NMU, athletic training students sharpen their prevention techniques by working with some of the Wildcat teams, volunteering with organizations such as “Think First for Kids” and the “Safe Kids” bicycle helmet-fitting program in Marquette schools. They also attend lectures on new advancements in rehabilitation and prevention techniques.

Another activity that coincides with the designated month is the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting and symposium. It will be held March 11-13 in Chicago. Ten students from the athletic training program at NMU plan to attend. They will be accompanied by Julie Rochester, program director, and Glenn Edgerton, clinical coordinator.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director