Senior athletic trainers talk about the KSC program
There are 14 seniors in the Keene State athletic training program this year. Through rigorous coursework and a demanding schedule, they have developed the skills needed to be respected members of their field.
Several seniors took the time to talk about their experiences in the program:
“My experiences as an athletic training student at Keene State have been great,” said Mollie-Jean Burgess. “I have had many opportunities to expand my knowledge through hands-on learning and extracurricular athletic training experiences.”
“Taking on such a major like athletic training was not easy, but it has given me the ability to look back on all my accomplishm
ents and the hard work and effort that went into my own
education,” said Tom O’Brien.
“Everyone in the program pushed me to my limit and beyond, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that,” said Jean Troiano. “I am so proud of where I am at this point in my life and I can attribute that to what the program did for me.”
“I believe the clinical experiences are the strongest aspect of the program, because the clinical instructors will allow you to perform on-field injury evaluations as well as develop rehabilitation programs, which helps reinforce what is learned in the classroom,” said Martha Chalpin.
“As an athletic training major, I have had the experience to make friendships that will last a lifetime, all while being exposed to new environments,” said Cole Buschmann. “I have been challenged to effectively use the skills and knowledge given to me in order to resolve conflicts and contribute to the athletic and healthcare community.”
“Being a member of the athletic training program has been a rewarding and life-changing experience,” said Megan Krusinski. “The program has challenged me to use knowledge from the classroom setting and apply it to real life situations in athletics. I am excited to graduate, share my knowledge, and make the KSC athletic training program proud of us.”
“I have received the best education to help me become the best athletic trainer that I can be,” said Stephanie Clark. “I enjoy how close you become with your peers and the teachers in the program. In the end they become like a second family.”
Additional seniors in the program: Sossan Al-Darraji, Elizabeth Ashline, Carrie Begey, Jillian Descoteaux, Michael Rolke, Sarbjit Singh, and Matthew Talley.