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 Good News: SRU's athletic training program earns international acclaim 



SRU Good News for Feb. 26, 2009


SRU's athletic training program earns international acclaim


Ireland's Dublin City University, which sends athletic training students to Slippery Rock University and seven other institutions in the U.S. and Canada, has declared SRU its "best placement site" for athletic training education, said Scott Zema, SRU assistant professor of exercise and rehabilitative science.

            "We were really pleased, because the list of host schools includes three Division I schools," he said.

            Zema said he received a message from Gene Verel, who coordinates the program for DCU, informing him of the distinction.

            The rankings were based on the fall 2008 semester, when DCU sent Anthony Farrell and Claire McSweney to SRU for a semester. Both worked as athletic trainers for men's football and soccer. After all the of the students in the program returned to Ireland, they debriefed Dublin City administrators who used the information to declare SRU its best placement site, Zema said.

            Farrell graduated from Dublin City in May and has been offered in internship with the New England Patriots professional football team. McSweney is a senior at Dublin City.


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