David Wilkenfeld, a member of the 2014 EdD in Kinesiology cohort, was recently appointed to the High Point University Athletic Training Department Advisory Board by the athletic training department faculty. David is a valued member of the sports medicine community and current preceptor for High Point University, and the Board is seeking his input on the new Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program at HPU (which will enroll its first cohort in the summer of 2017). There are 11 members on the board, which meets formally twice a year.
The Advisory Board provides a forum for open dialogue among professionals in the academic and clinical healthcare communities. They will discuss the changing healthcare and academic environments and the preparation of students to function as athletic trainers. The goals of the board are to:
- Advise athletic training educators on issues related to curricula design and assessment including didactic and clinical education, inter-professional education and clinical practice, professional practice issues, and ensuring preparation of athletic trainers for a dynamic healthcare environment
- Advocate for the Department of Athletic Training in the Piedmont Triad region
- Advocate for the employment of athletic trainers in appropriate settings
- Collaborate with the Department of Athletic Training in the development of clinical partnerships in area schools, clinics, and healthcare organizations
Congratulations David on your appointment. We look forward to hearing about your new role.