Join the IUP Kinesiology, Health, Sports Science Department virtually on Saturday, December 5, at 9:00 a.m. for a discussion on current topics involving sports medicine.

As a part of IUP's annual sports medicine update, faculty have compiled updated information to present regarding the current climate of sports medicine. Almost everything around us has altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and sports medicine practices are no different. This year, the sports medicine update presentation will discuss some of these changes as well as additional sports medicine topics.

This year's program will be offered virtually through Zoom on Saturday, December 5, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Registration for this event is open to all within the IUP community and is free of charge.

We request that you register in advance for this webinar.

The itinerary and talking points for this event are as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m.
    Introduction (Jim Racchini, EdD, LAT, ATC)

  • 9:15 a.m.
    "Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the Pandemic" (Rochelle Sykes, MA)

  • 10:00 a.m.
    "Preventing Overuse Injuries Through a Collaborative Approach between AT's and S & C Coaches" (Bill Burniston, ATC, CSCS, PES)

  • 10:45 a.m.
    "Food for Thought: How Nutrition Facilitates Concussion Recovery" (Jess Printz, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC)

  • 11:30 a.m.
    "COVID Best Practices Round Table" (Rob Baron, MS, LAT, ATC)

For attending this 3.5-hour presentation, healthcare providers may submit for continuing education units (CEUs) as per their license/certification requirements. Attendees will receive a certificate upon completion. Certified athletic trainers can earn up to 3.5 Category D CEUs.