Lions and Hornets and Pelicans, Oh My!

Southeastern graduate takes his training to the NBA

Friday, March 21, 2014 

Mark Armour

Southeastern graduate Mark Armour II was drawn to the university's athletic training program because of its reputation, structure and stellar passing rate on the Board of Certification test. What he experienced was hands-on learning and a campus community that provided him with the resources he needed to be successful after graduation.

While completing his degree, Armour gained real-world experience during two years of athletic training internships where he learned the ropes of practicing athletic training in professional-sports settings. Armour worked with some of the best athletes in the state as an intern with the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets – now named the Pelicans – as well as top coaches, physicians, athletic trainers and support staff from around the world.

Now an athletic trainer for the Pelicans, Armour attributes his success to the education he received at Southeastern – particularly the faculty, student services, labs and programs available to students.

Armour's commitment to his athletic training education continues as he works to expand his knowledge and skills using technology and equipment available to him on the job.

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