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Traveling as a Student Athletic Training Student (+ My spring break plans)

November 25, 2013

The WC team warming up at Millet Hall, Miami University

The WC team warming up at Millet Hall, Miami University

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

If you have followed Wilmington College athletics at all in the past week, you should be aware that our men’s basketball team just defeated Division I Miami University 65-63. As the senior athletic training student with the team, I had the privilege of watching the game from the sidelines. Traveling with teams as part of the athletic training staff is always fun because you get to see how other schools do everything from athletic training to their fan base. But getting to travel to a large school with a rich basketball tradition was especially exciting. It was also exciting to see our guys pull off the upset! It is something that hasn’t happened in 3 years (a division III team beating a division I team in basketball) and it was a very fun game to be on the sidelines for.

Music Stuff: Tickets to Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour went on sale this past week. The first US tour date is March 6 in Louisville. It just so happens this is during our spring break, so guess who has tickets to the show!?!? If you haven’t heard the album, you’re missing out.

Now listening:
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
(Merge; 2013)
 

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The Beginning of the End

November 15, 2013

If you are into folk at all, you will love this collection of baroque-folk songs from Mutual Benefit

If you are into folk at all, you will love this collection of baroque-folk songs from Mutual Benefit

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

We have finally reached the point in the semester where classes are beginning to wind down and final exam preparation has begun. However, this means that final papers and a final sprint to the end has also begun. As I may have said before, this semester has been my toughest, but that was partly my fault. I knew since the beginning of my Freshman year that I needed to take certain prerequisites for physical therapy school, so this semester I am in three classes I need for that. On top of research in Athletic Training and my senior sport, it is a lot. So here is my advice to incoming students: if you know you want to go to grad school for any reason, work on the requirements early and spread them out evenly! This may mean taking a couple courses over the summer, which is not always fun but it will save you the stress of trying to take everything senior year, which happened to me.

That being said, I have learned a ton this semester, especially with my senior sport for Athletic Training. For the senior sports, we are basically the one student that is supposed to do most of the work, which leads to a lot of learning. With men’s basketball, we have already experienced a number of injuries, all of which I was able to learn how to initially manage and rehabilitate. This will definitely help me in my future as a physical therapist!

Now listening:
Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond
(Soft Eyes; 2013)
 

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