Sports Medicine Club
The Sports Medicine Club is a student-run organization at the University of Charleston with faculty members serving as advisors. All professional students in the Athletic Training (AT) Program and all pre-professional students with the goal of applying to the AT program are eligible to become members. This organization offers students opportunities to organize and participate in community service, as well as educational, social and fundraising events. The fundraising activities support student attendance at state, district, and/or national athletic training conferences. Involvement also enhances a resume and vita, which is reviewed for admission to graduate programs and employers in consideration for job offers. As this is a student-run organization, it is very important for students to take an active role in the continuing development and support of the Sports Medicine Club.
- Welcome Back Picnic and Bowling
- Charleston City Police Physical testing and training
- Canned Food Drive
- Annual Holiday Dinner
- Ronald McDonald House poptab collection
- Covenant House Fall Festival
- End of Year Banquet
National Honor Society: Beta Mu Chapter of Iota Tau Alpha
The Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Education Honor Society was founded at Troy University in 2004 to recognize and honor individuals in the field of Athletic Training Education who have through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement been a credit to their profession. The Beta Mu Chapter was established at the University of Charleston in 2011.
The objective of Iota Tau Alpha is to foster a high standard of ethics and professional practice, and to create a spirit of loyalty and fellowship among students of Athletic Training Education. The Beta Mu Chapter seeks to further these goals through scholarship, integrity, outstanding achievement, high ethical standards and professional practices.
An initiate meet or exceed the following national criteria:
- Enrollment in an accredited athletic training education program for at least three semesters
- 3.5 cumulative GPA for all ATEP required courses
- Cumulative GPA in the top 35% of an initiates’ entire class at UC
- Good standing within the program
- Paige Leaver
- Jeremy Bowman
- Raquel Hill-Spranger
- Kayleigh McCormick
- Emily Skaggs
- Micki Murzynski