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CU celebrates National Athletic Training Month

Mar. 30—Throughout the month of March, Cumberland University has been celebrating National Athletic Training Month.

This unique month was established in 2000 and is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) to spread awareness about the evolving profession and highlight a specific group of Health Care Professionals across the globe.

Earlier this month, Cumberland partnered with the Hughston Clinic to host a luncheon for athletic training alumni, preceptors and friends during a celebration honoring the profession where Wilson County mayor Randall Hutto delivered a formal proclamation confirming March as National Athletic Training month.

"Our athletic trainers are the backbone for health and safety for our student-athletes and the athletics department," Athletic Director Ron Pavan said. "They literally take care of us 'from head to toe', which just happens to be this year's theme. I am thankful for all they do here at Cumberland."

"Our athletic training staff is a group of diverse individuals that work diligently to take care of our student-athletes through a team approach," CU director of athletic training Katie Arnold said. "We all work so well together and just make it all happen to provide health care. I couldn't be more proud and thankful for them and all they do."

With 31 NAIA sports on campus and around 700 student-athletes, Cumberland employs seven athletic trainers who are charged with providing quality patient care focusing on preventative care as well as rehabilitation.