|In Their Own Words: Eli Bisnett-Cobb ('04)|
"Marist did an excellent job preparing me for the NFL. I was exposed to many different clinical settings and sports during my time at Marist... Because of the various experiences I had at Marist, I had a solid base of knowledge on how to manage many different types of injury situations, and injury rehabilitations which allowed me to be very successful growing as a young Athletic Trainer as I moved forward with my career."
The profession of Athletic Training can be traced to Greek and Roman civilization when "trainers" helped athletes reach top physical performance. Athletic Training, as we know it today, began with the development of interscholastic and intercollegiate sports in the 19th century. The National Athletic Trainers' Association which establishes standards for Certified Athletic Trainers began in 1950.
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are responsible for the prevention, care, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to the physically active. Athletic Trainers work in high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, hospitals, and industrial settings.
New York State and the Marist College Board of Trustees approved the B.S degree in Athletic Training during the year 2000. Sally Perkins was hired in the fall of 2001 as the Program Director to teach and administer the program.
The Athletic Training Education Program at Marist College received its initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE) in 2004 and received its 10 year re-accreditation in 2009. Students will be eligible upon graduation to take the Board of Certification examination.