Southeastern to host Athletic Training Day March 16

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies will host its annual High School Athletic Training Day March 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
     Athletic trainers and their students from six parishes are invited to the event, which is sponsored by the department’s Athletic Training Education program.
     Participants will receive an overview of the university’s program, as well as be shown demonstrations, given a tour of the facilities, and provided with a question and answer session.
     “This idea developed out of efficiency,” says Josh Yellen, the director of the Athletic Training Program. “Instead of touring more than 30 area high schools to talk to them about athletic training, we now invite the high school athletic trainers and their students to Southeastern.”
     Last year’s event had over 100 attendees from high schools in five different parishes. This year Yellen expects to double that number.
     “Athletic training is a growing area of interest,” said Yellen. “We’re teaching athletic trainers and students at these high schools about our programs and showing them how Southeastern can provide them with the knowledge and skills they’ll need for careers in athletic training.”
     Trainers and students will be attending from high schools in the East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Orleans parishes.
     For more information about the Athletic Training Day, contact Yellen at or by phone at (985) 351-7994.

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