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Studying!

March 26, 2012

A study location of mine from last week (on campus)

A study location of mine from last week (on campus)

Contributed by Brad Fuller


If for some unfortunate reason you did not notice, the weather was perfect last week! While this is nice for outdoor activities, it can sometimes be hard on study habits (no matter how unusually warm winter was). However, there are ways to get around the temptation to quit studying and [in my case] do nothing but go on long bike rides every day after class. One way is simply to study outside. Studying does not have to always be boring, in silence, or in the library. Once you are to a point where you can do more learning than organizing, it is easy to find a spot on campus to study. Another nice weather study tip is to walk somewhere off campus to study. You still get the stimulation of being outside, but you also go somewhere with a purpose. This purpose will help you study more without the temptation of taking a nap or snacking. As an athletic training major here at Wilmington College, I have a ton of studying to do. However, there are definitely ways of easing the load a little bit! Finding a study strategy takes a little while, but you will be relieved once you found one that fits your style.
 

Tags: AT , ATC , Athletes , Athletic Training , athletics , college , Cycling , escape , Friends , Watson Library , Wilmington College , winter

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Back on the Grind

January 11, 2012

An interesting photo of me from winter break

An interesting photo of me from winter break

Contributed by Brad Fuller

After being away from class for about a month, it feels good to be back, but I am feeling the stress of being an athletic training student now. This semester is my toughest one yet, in which I have 14 credit hours of athletic training courses, plus a philosophy class and an honors seminar for a full schedule of 18 credit hours. While I will be very busy in the upcoming months, I’m looking forward to gaining an immense amount of knowledge this semester, which will help me in my future career as a physical therapist. I know that all of the study time will pay off. This month in my clinical rotation, I am with the men’s basketball team, which I am really looking forward to! One major way basketball is better than indoor track is that it is all indoors! Sounds confusing, but the indoor track team runs outside and we cover their practices.

 

This semester, my blogs will again focus on Athletic Training, Residence Life, and Campus life in general. However, I may have the occasional blog about some new music that I am into. I can’t wait for the 2012 releases to start rolling out! Best regards to you this month, wherever life may lead you.

Tags: ATC , Athletic Training , athletics , Busy , Friends , Schedule , scholarship , students , Study , Wellness , winter

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Friday night lights

October 24, 2011

A scene from a game

A scene from a game

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

The end of the high school football season is coming to and end, and this Friday will be the last game of the year that I am covering for Blanchester High School for my Friday night football rotation. I can’t believe that the season has gone so quickly! This has been by far the most fun rotation I have had in my time in the Wilmington College athletic Training program, and I will definitely miss working with the team on Friday nights. The team was playoff hopeful for most of the season, however they suffered a couple of tough losses that may have cost them a postseason appearance. All in all, they are a solid football team that is fun to watch.

Partially unrelated to Athletic Training, this week may be my busiest of my college career. I made a mistake of scheduling three hall activities in one week (I am a resident assistant for a hallway of freshmen) and am on duty three nights this week (where the RAs are in the lobby to make sure the building is secure and everything is in order). This week, I feel like the “typical college student”, as I am looking forward to the weekend on Monday!

Tags: Athletic Training , athletics , Busy , Wilmington College

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Any interesting injury stories that can be shared from the season without violating HIPAA?
EW 10:25AM 10/31/11

Dayton Sports Medicine Institute

October 20, 2011

 Contributed By Brad Fuller

 

On Monday and Tuesday of this week and next, my Wilmington College Athletic Training observation hours were at Dayton Sports Medicine Institute (DSMI). The facility is about 40 minutes from campus, and is home to our sports orthopedic surgeon (Dr. Saunders) and two of our Athletic Trainers that are on campus every day. The facility at DSMI is incredible; they have any type of rehab equipment and strength training device you would ever need. The facility is located in a very large combined room; one end of the room contains the strength training facility in which athletes and regular people come in order to improve their fitness. Athletic trainers and exercise physiologists run the facility, so the exercises are appropriate for the individual and rehabilitative exercises are available from the athletic trainers. The middle of the facility houses physical therapists (which I have not observed yet) and the other end houses the hand therapists. During my observation with the hand therapists, I got to see some hand injuries that I would not normally see in the athletic training room on campus. Another positive about going to DSMI is that it is located right next to Chipotle Mexican Grill, the greatest food service establishment in the country! All in all, it is a great off campus experience that I will be looking forward to again next week.

Tags: Application , Athletes , Athletic Training , athletics , Dayton Sports Medicine Institute , Dr. Stromberg , DSMI , Quakers , Sports Nutrition , Wellness , Wilmington College

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DSMI is an impressive facility. Knew a ballplayer who used to go there frequently to rehab (successfully) from Tommy John surgery.
EW 10:21AM 10/31/11

Table Tennis, DSMI

October 17, 2011

Josh Kincaid (right) and I (left) before the tournament (check out the awesome t shirts)

Josh Kincaid (right) and I (left) before the tournament (check out the awesome t shirts)

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

In my last blog, I talked about a table tennis tournament that the Table Tennis club would be traveling to. After playing in the tournament, I can’t wait to go back to another one! Although we didn’t get to officially compete, we got our ratings (which hopefully will be going up soon) and met some great people. We also got to watch some professionals play, which is incredible to see; Imagine sitting courtside at a professional tennis match, but on a slightly smaller scale. The club should be traveling to another tournament in Columbus, and Josh and I will get to advance in the competition!

In Athletic training news, today is the day that I start my new rotation at Dayton Sports Medicine Institute (DSMI). From my experiences so far, getting to observe of campus gives you multiple perspectives on the medical world and allows you to see how everything medically is interconnected. It also allows you get out of the routine of the Wilmington College Athletic Training Room and see how things are done at other institutions. I have heard that DSMI has a very nice facility, so I am looking forward to working there for the next two weeks!
 

Tags: Athletic Training , athletics , Dayton Sports Medicine Institute , DSMI , Fitness , Ohio , students , Table Tennis , Wilmington College

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Homecoming weekend

October 03, 2011

Queen Rachel Kent and King Quatez Scott

Queen Rachel Kent and King Quatez Scott

 Contributed by Kelsey Sullivan

This past weekend was Homecoming Weekend at Wilmington College. Friday night we had a hypnotist come and put on a show at the TOP. The TOP is the name of the cafeteria at Wilmington College. It is located on top of the Pyle Center, which is the second floor. Saturday was the big day of the weekend! In the morning we had Greek (frats & sororities) bed races where the Greeks race beds and compete against each other! After that we had the judging of the homecoming banners and then the football game at two o'clock. Unfortunately our Quakers did not win, But it still fun to see the homecoming king and queen at halftime! Later on that night there was a homecoming dance in the McCoy building, next to the Watson Library, that was put on by APB which is an organization that puts on many events and activities for the students of Wilmington College. After the homecoming dance I went to one of the frat houses, Sigma Zeta house, which most students just shorten down to the Sig house. Finally the weekend had to come to an end. Sunday, I went home to visit and hang out with my family, get some laundry done and catch up on some homework. I had a great homecoming weekend. Stay tuned and keep updated with mine and other student bloggers posts to see what happening at Wilmington College.

Tags: athletics , Events , football , Friends , Homecoming , McCoy , Quakers , students , Watson Library , Wilmington College

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Fall is finally here

October 02, 2011

A picture I took around town that reminded me of fall.

A picture I took around town that reminded me of fall.

 Contributed by Kelsey Sullivan
Thursday I did get a chance, after my homework was done, to attend the
women's soccer game versus the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets. Unfortunately,
The Lady Quakers lost! They are now 3-5-2. Along with sporting events
there are lots of other things to do around in and around Wilmington
this time of year. For instance, in the actual town of Wilmington, Ohio
in Clinton County, There is the Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride which is
held every fall in the fields. The ride costs from ten dollars to thirty
dollars depending on what you choose. There is also a Slaughter hotel
and a Nightmare Penitentiary as well if you are interested in haunted,
scary events. For a non-scary fall activity there is the Fall Harvest
Bash and the Great Pumpkin Patch! There are over 20 acres of pumpkins to
pick from; you can enjoy a hay ride and fun games like a pumpkin
throwing contest. I will be going to the Grandpa's Pottery open house.
It's located in town at Grandpa's Pottery and it's a great time to get
some bargains! Most of the pottery is on clearance and there will be
demonstrations along with refreshments! These all happen on different
days so you don't have to choose any fun events over another. There are
more activities if you're interested just look up October events in
Clinton County, buy local first. This October and Halloween seem to look
like it will be a lot of fun this year! I still don't know what I am
going to dress up as for Halloween. Typically one of our frat houses on
campus throws a Halloween bash and everyone comes out and dresses up for
some fun!
Until next time keep updated with your Wilmington College student
bloggers!

 

Tags: athletics , Friends , Wilmington College

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Where did this month go?

September 30, 2011

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

I can’t believe September is almost gone! This means that I will be changing my rotation for Wilmington College Athletic Training next week. This month, I was with the women’s soccer team. Next month, I will be at a local chiropractic clinic for half of the month and at Dayton Sports Medicine Institute (DSMI) the other half of the month. These locations are both off campus and will be my first off campus rotations that aren’t directly athletic training. I believe that this will be a good experience because it will give me a chance to see other medical professionals practice and how the whole medical system is interconnected. Once I graduate from Wilmington College, my goal is to go to Physical Therapy School. The great thing about Wilmington College’s Athletic Training program is that you can get clinical experience in many different fields so you can find out if you are interested in something, or so you can know the different professions that Athletic Trainers can refer athletes to. I will be looking forward to the physical therapy clinic rotation!

In other news, this weekend is homecoming here! If you can, come support the football team as they play Muskingum at 2p.m. at home!
 

Tags: Athletic Training , athletics , football , Homecoming , Wilmington College

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Midweek break

September 28, 2011

Team photo of the women's soccer team. Their record so far this season is 2-4-2.

Team photo of the women's soccer team. Their record so far this season is 2-4-2.

 Contributed by Kelsey Sullivan

Today was such a great little break in the week! It felt like I had been
so busy, but yesterday I only had two classes, human nutrition and
racquetball. After I was all done with classes I got lunch and then took
a two hour nap! Now I'm looking into buying another camera not that I am
in full swing in my Graphic Design major. Photography is one of my true
loves and the fact they have a Graphic Design major at Wilmington was
one of the reason I came here. I have two cameras, one is a film camera
that you have to check the lighting, wind, film and then focus it by
hand before taking the picture. I also have a small digital one as well.
The camera I'm interested in now is a bigger digital with different
lenses, but that's a lot of money. I am going to need to work more and
save some additional money. I waitress on the weekends, in Cincinnati
near my home, and this weekend I will be working in the morning on
Saturday. Thankfully I won't miss the homecoming activities. Homecoming
is a big deal around here.
On campus there is always something to do. Tonight there is a women's
soccer game at 7pm. They play Waynesburg. If I finish up with a little
more of my homework, I might make an appearance at the game to cheer on
some Lady Quakers!
Keep coming back for updates from myself and my fellow student bloggers!
Homecoming is coming up this weekend along with lots of events in the
town in Wilmington.

Tags: academics , Art , Athletes , athletics , Cincinnati , Events , Quakers , Wilmington College

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