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Master’s in Athletic Training Preceptors Q&A: Ruth Young

Ruth Young

Students in Logan University’s Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) program dive into the day-to-day operations of a variety of athletic training environments through immersive clinical experiences. In fact, MAT students at Logan spend up to 90 percent of their time working directly with athletic trainers in the field. As part of a series of blog posts featuring preceptors for Logan’s MAT program, we sat down with Ruth Young, athletic trainer at St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, Missouri, to learn more about her career and what athletic training students can expect at her site. Why did you get into the …

Dr. Brian Mahaffey Signed as Medical Director for Logan University’s Master’s in Athletic Training

Logan University has hired Brian Mahaffey, MD as the medical director for its brand-new Master’s in Athletic Training program, which prepares students to provide evidence-based, preventative and rehabilitative care in many health care capacities. Dr. Mahaffey is a team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals as well as the team’s coordinator of Major League medical services, and medical director of Mercy Sports Medicine.  In his role at Logan, Dr. Mahaffey will help ensure the program keeps current with medical standards, present within courses, act as a preceptor for students’ clinical assignments, chair the program advisory board, and work with the …

Q&A: Dr. Stephen Nickell on the Role of Athletic Trainers in Mental Health

An athletic trainer touches the shoulder and elbow of an athlete

When considering an athlete’s health, most people tend to think about physical characteristics such as height, weight, speed, strength and endurance; however, mental wellness is every bit as important to an athlete’s ability to perform. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, 30 percent of women and 25 percent of men who are student athletes struggle with a mental health issue while 35 percent of professional athletes suffer from conditions such as disordered eating, burnout, depression and anxiety. We sat down with Stephen Nickell, EdD, MA, ATC, program director for Logan University’s Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) and Sports …