Athletic Training Media Guide (pdf) - Aquinas College

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Sept. 17 Alzheimer Walk Millennium Park<br />

Nov 6th Michigan <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainers Society GVSU<br />

Nov. 28 ECG PPE Round Table Lectures <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Jan. 14 AT Alumni get together <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Feb 7-10 Winter Special Olympics Traverse City MI<br />

Mar . 14 2nd ANNUAL TAPE OFF ATF<br />

Mar. 15-17 Great Lakes <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainers Association Meeting Wheeling IL<br />

March 26 OTC pain management round table <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

May 31-<br />

June 2<br />

Summer Special Olympics<br />

CMU<br />

.June. 26-30 National <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainers Association Meeting St. Louis , MO



LOCATION: Grand Rapids, Michigan<br />

FOUNDED: 1886<br />

NICKNAME: Saints<br />

COLORS: Maroon/Grey<br />

PRESIDENT: Dr. Juan Olivarez<br />

ENROLLMENT: 2,518 students<br />


The <strong>Aquinas</strong> ATEP Program has been<br />

accredited since 2004.<br />

In the spring and summer of 2011, all<br />

of the senior students who sat for the<br />

athletic training Board of Certification<br />

exam passed on the first try.<br />

2011 ATEP Program schedule Inside Cover<br />

Table of Contents/AQ at a glance 1<br />

<strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> 2<br />

<strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> 125 years 3<br />

Program admission and requirements 4<br />

Program Staff 5-7<br />

Meet the Team 8-11<br />

About <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> 12<br />

Clinical Educational Sites 13<br />

The Sturrus Center 14-15<br />

Alumni 16<br />

Advertisements 17-19<br />


<strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>, an inclusive educational<br />

community rooted in the Catholic Dominican<br />

tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a<br />

global perspective, emphasizes career preparation<br />

focused on leadership and service to others, and<br />

fosters a commitment to lifelong learning<br />

dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common<br />

good.<br />

<strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is rooted in the Dominican<br />

traditions of prayer, study, community and<br />

service, combined with a deep respect for truth,<br />

honesty and integrity. In this spirit, we strive to<br />

create an environment in which integrity is prized<br />

and practiced. We expect all community members<br />

to uphold these values through honesty, fairness,<br />

and respect for others.<br />


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<strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> had its origins in the Novitiate<br />

Normal School begun by the Dominican Sisters of<br />

Grand Rapids in 1886 in Traverse City. The<br />

Novitiate Normal School was transferred to Grand<br />

Rapids in 1911, and in 1922 it evolved into Sacred<br />

Heart (later Marywood) <strong>College</strong>.<br />

In 1931, the <strong>College</strong> was renamed Catholic<br />

Junior <strong>College</strong>. In 1940 the two-year program at<br />

CJC was expanded into a four-year bachelor's<br />

degree program and the name of the <strong>College</strong> was<br />

changed to <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.<br />

<strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> was originally located in<br />

downtown Grand Rapids. In 1945, the college<br />

bought the former Lowe Estate on East Fulton<br />

Street where it has remained until this day.<br />

In August 2011, <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> will kick off a<br />

year's worth of festivities celebrating its 125 years<br />

of Catholic Dominican post-secondary<br />

education in Michigan.<br />

The celebration of the <strong>College</strong>'s quasquicentennial<br />

(125th anniversary) will be highlighted by four<br />

signature events that will shine a spotlight on the<br />

values that have guided the <strong>College</strong> throughout its<br />

history: prayer, study, service, and community.

<strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Program<br />

“The Four year plan”<br />

First year<br />

Fall Spring<br />

HE 158 – Health Education – First Aid 3 credits HE 350 – Medical Aspects 3 credits<br />

HE 200 – Surface Anatomy 2 credits PG 100 – Intro. to Psychology 3 credits<br />



Second year<br />

BY 155 – Bio. for the Health Sciences 4 credits BY 156 –Bio. for the Heal. Sc. II 3 credits<br />

HE 354 – Advanced <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> 3 credits HE 365 –Evaluation Procedures I 3 credits<br />

HE 149 - Clinical Education I 1 credit HE 249 - Clinical Education II 1 credit<br />

HE 251 – Nutrition for Sport 3credits HE 257 – Therapeutic Exercise 2 credits<br />

Third year<br />

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**HE 360 - Pharm. and Gen. Med. 2 credits<br />

HE 250 - Physiology of Exercise 4 credits HE 357 – Integrated Rehabilitation 2 credits<br />

HE 366 - Evaluation Procedures II 3 credits HE 349B – Clinical Education IIIB 1 credit<br />

HE 362 – Administration of HPER 3 credits MS 151 – Elementary Statistics 3 credits<br />

HE 349A – Clinical Education IIIA 1 credit HE 256 – Kinesiology 4credits<br />

HE 356 - Therapeutic Modalities 2 credits<br />

Fourth year<br />

HE 440 – Senior Clinical Experience 6 credits min PG/SY 202 Research Design 4 credits<br />

HE 449 - Clinical Education IV 1 credit HE 460 - Capstone 2 credits<br />

**Courses offered on a rotating basis<br />

HE 360 - Pharm. and Gen. Med: offered spring of the odd numbered year<br />

Revised: FALL 2011

JoAnne Gorant,<br />

M.S, AT, ATC<br />

<strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Education<br />

Program Director<br />

Deborah J. Springer,<br />

M.A, AT, ATC<br />

HPER Chair & Clinical Coordinator<br />

JoAnne Gorant<br />

JoAnne Gorant is starting her 16th year at <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>.<br />

Prior to joining the faculty full-time in August 2004, JoAnne<br />

served <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> as the Head <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainer and as an<br />

adjunct professor. Before working at AQ, JoAnne worked for<br />

five years for Novacare (formally: Professional Physical Therapy)<br />

and immediately following graduate school worked for one<br />

and a half years for Muskegon General Hospital. While working<br />

in PT, JoAnne fulfilled contracts with Shelby, Grand Rapids<br />

Central and Ionia High Schools. She was also able to<br />

garner professional sports experience by working as a<br />

substitute athletic trainer for the Grand Rapids Hoops.<br />

JoAnne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ball State<br />

University and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Miami<br />

University in Ohio. She is currently completing her doctorate<br />

in Higher Education Leadership at Western Michigan<br />

University.<br />

Deb Springer<br />

In addition to serving as Chair of the Health, Physical<br />

Education and Recreation Department, serves as the Clinical<br />

Coordinator for the <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Education Program<br />

(ATEP), which is accredited by the Commission on<br />

Accreditation of <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Education (CAATE). Prior to<br />

coming to <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> in 1999, Deb served as an assistant<br />

athletic trainer and instructor at Grand Valley State University<br />

for 15 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Bowling<br />

Green State University in Ohio, and her master's degree from<br />

Central Michigan University.<br />


Matt McWilliams<br />

Head <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainer<br />

Kevin Parker<br />

Assistant <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainer<br />

Matt McWilliams<br />

Matt McWilliams begins his ninth year on staff in the <strong>Aquinas</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong>’s athletic training department. After a one year stint at<br />

Thornapple Kellogg High School as head athletic trainer, Matt joined<br />

the Saints staff in 2002. Along with his athletic training duties, Matt<br />

also teaches first aid and activities classes in HPER department. Matt<br />

graduated from <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> in 1999, where he received his<br />

Bachelor’s degree in athletic training. McWilliams received his Masters<br />

in Sports Administration from Northern Illinois University in 2001.<br />

Matt is a member of the National <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainers’ Association and<br />

resides on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids with his wife Vicky and<br />

his daughter Quinn.<br />

Kevin Parker<br />

Kevin Parker enters his fifth year as a member of our athletic training<br />

staff.<br />

Kevin joined the staff at <strong>Aquinas</strong> after a varied career in athletic<br />

training. He spent time working in NCAA Division I athletics, physical<br />

therapy outpatient clinics, and at a high school in Eugene, OR<br />

immediately prior to arriving in Grand Rapids.<br />

Kevin received a Bachelor's degree in athletic training from Miami<br />

University and a Master's degree in education from Auburn<br />

University. He is a member of the National <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainers' Association<br />

and lives in Grand Rapids with his wife Tonya.<br />


Dr. Edwin Kornoelje<br />

Medical Director<br />

Dr. Kristi Kern<br />

Team Physician<br />

Dr. Edwin Kornoelje<br />

Dr. Kornoelje is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and<br />

sport’s medicine specialist, providing care to patients of all ages.<br />

He graduated from Calvin <strong>College</strong> & earned his medical degree<br />

from Michigan State University <strong>College</strong> of Osteopathic Medicine.<br />

As a family practice physician, he completed his Sports Medicine<br />

Fellowship at Metro Health Hospital. Dr. Kornoelje is the team<br />

physician for the Grand Rapids Griffins and he works with several<br />

area colleges and high schools. He also serves as Medical Director<br />

for <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong>, Calvin <strong>College</strong> and several community<br />

events and we are proud to have him as the Medical Director for<br />

the ATEP.<br />

Dr. Kristi Kern<br />

Dr. Kern is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who<br />

completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine & completed an Osteopathic<br />

Manipulative Medicine (OMM) residency. She earned<br />

her medical degree from Michigan State University <strong>College</strong> of<br />

Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kern cares for entire families & has a<br />

particular interest in the care of athletes, especially using handson<br />

treatment for a range of musculoskeletal problems.<br />

Dr. Kern is an avid sports enthusiast, having participated in basketball<br />

& track in college. She currently enjoys distance running,<br />

club soccer, & various athletics.<br />


Name Yr. Hometown<br />

Chelsey Bonney SR Port Huron, MI<br />

Justin Carroll JR Hastings, MI<br />

Leena Chalhoub SO Grand Rapids, MI<br />

Shane Dougherty JR Alma, MI<br />

Brook Fuller SO Manchester, MI<br />

Nick Grady SO Rockford, MI<br />

Meghan Gray SO Fishers, IN<br />

Brian Grobbel SO Grand Rapids, MI<br />

Ben Hagge JR Montague, MI<br />

Courtney Havens JR Portage, MI<br />

Julee Krajkowski SO Saginaw, MI<br />

James Lanciaux JR Fremont, MI<br />

Rae Lavoie SO Wayland, MI<br />

Alexandria Mathews JR Lapeer, MI<br />

Catherine Newman SR Mt. Pleasant, MI<br />

Philip Owens JR Marne, MI<br />

Alison Roberts SR Goshen, IN<br />

Emily Sarros SO Ada, MI<br />

Basil Stein JR Hopkins, MI<br />

Jamaal Tarpeh SO Birmingham, MI<br />

Jake Weeber SO Lowell, MI<br />


Chelsey Bonney Justin Carroll Leena Chalhoub<br />

Shane Dougherty Brooke Fuller Nick Grady<br />

Meghan Gray Brian Grobbel<br />

9<br />

Ben Hagge

Courtney Havens Julee Krajkowski James Lanciaux<br />

Rachel LaVoie<br />

Philip Owens<br />

Alexandria Mathews Catherine Newman<br />

Ali Roberts<br />

10<br />

Emily Sarros

Basil Stein<br />

Jamaal Tarpeh<br />

11<br />

Jack Weeber

The <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> profession is an allied health field dedicated to the<br />

prevention, evaluation, care, management and rehabilitation of injuries to<br />

physically active people. Opportunities for <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainers cover a wide<br />

variety of settings from the high school to the sports medicine clinic to<br />

professional sports. <strong>Aquinas</strong> student interns in <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> have<br />

completed internship experiences at Grand Rapids Community <strong>College</strong><br />

(football team) and numerous local high schools and clinics.<br />

The <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Education Program was accredited by the Commission<br />

on Accreditation of <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Education (CAATE) whose purpose is to<br />

oversee program standards. A student who successful completes the accredited<br />

program at <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> is eligible to sit for the Board of Certification<br />

(BOC) national examination.<br />

Students are admitted into the <strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> program at the end of each<br />

semester. Unlike most accredited programs, <strong>Aquinas</strong> encourages its interested<br />

students to combine participation in athletic programs with athletic training.<br />

Transfer students must meet the admissions requirements listed in the catalog.<br />

Transcripts of those students will be evaluated on an individual basis by the<br />

Program Director for equivalent courses. All students interested in the program<br />

are encouraged to set up an appointment with the Program Director for<br />

admission criteria and other pertinent information concerning the program and<br />

the profession. Complete admission information is located in the course catalog<br />

along with the descriptions of required classes.<br />


The 44,000 square foot Fieldhouse was built in 1969 and initially served 100<br />

student-athletes playing in eight varsity sports. Today, more than 400 student-athletes are<br />

involved in 21 varsity sports. And while the <strong>College</strong> offers just nine intramural sports for<br />

the campus community, participation in those areas has nearly tripled during the same<br />

period.<br />

With generous donations <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> was able to renovate the old out dated<br />

Fieldhouse with a new state of the art Fieldhouse renamed the Sturrus Sports & Fitness<br />

Center. The new Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center reopened in October of 2011. It now<br />

features a new fitness center, athletic training facility, class rooms and competition arena<br />

with seating for 2,000. The new renovations will greatly improve our athlete’s ability to<br />

compete at the highest level at the intercollegiate level. The new athletic training facility<br />

will improve the athletic training education program’s ability to do more hands on<br />

teaching and one on one rehab with athletes.<br />


Becky Armstrong<br />

Jamie Scholma<br />

Becky graduated from <strong>Aquinas</strong> <strong>College</strong> in May 2009<br />

with a Bachelor’s of Science from the<br />

<strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Program. She completed close to<br />

2,000 hours working with athletes at <strong>Aquinas</strong>, East<br />

Grand Rapids High School, Northview High School,<br />

and various clinical settings. Shortly after graduating<br />

and passing the national certification exam she was<br />

hired at Achieve Physical Therapy in Grand Rapids<br />

and is contracted as a Licensed <strong>Athletic</strong> Trainer at<br />

West Catholic High School. In her second year with<br />

the West Catholic football program, Becky had the<br />

opportunity to be a part of West’s first ever state<br />

champion football team.<br />

Becky knows how demanding the curriculum of the<br />

<strong>Athletic</strong> <strong>Training</strong> Program is. She encourages<br />

students to put forth their best effort and always keep<br />

an open mind to new ideas or techniques. The time<br />

you spend at <strong>Aquinas</strong> will prepare you for an<br />

amazing career path in which will prove to be very<br />

rewarding.<br />

I'm getting my Master's at Western Michigan<br />

University and I'm a graduate assistant at<br />

Kalamazoo Valley Community <strong>College</strong> where I<br />

am the only athletic trainer.<br />

Words of wisdom for the youngins..... Be a leader<br />

in the profession and go out and network and meet<br />

your peers. Go to conferences or work camps<br />

during the summer. Anything to get yourself out<br />

there and meet other people in the profession. My<br />

best memories from undergrad were the<br />

extracurricular athletic training experiences. You<br />

meet so many people your age and other important<br />

people that can help you get a job or get<br />

into grad school someday.<br />


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