ZANESVILLE, Ohio- March is National Athletic Training Month.
And in honor of National Athletic Training Month, Muskingum University Director and Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Ken Blood spoke to Zanesville Noon Rotary Tuesday.
“Athletic training as a profession is ever evolving. I’ve been doing this for 35 years and there are topics that we talk about today, that I didn’t have in class when I was in undergraduate education. We’re always evolving with the demands of our athletics and what the issues are,” said Blood.
Blood also shared advice for aspiring athletic trainers.
“I would recommend if somebody is a high school junior or high school senior they may want to maybe shadow the athletic trainer at their high school. Certainly, they can contact myself or anyone of my staff at Muskingum come over and maybe shadow one of us. And that way they can see if this is really what they want to do. And that will also give us an opportunity to educate that student on what it takes, how you qualify for national board exams, how you qualify for your state license, and set them on the path to take them in that direction ” said Blood.
If you are interested in learning more, contact email Ken Blood at firstname.lastname@example.org.