STIP Student Don Cederland Studied Sports Medicine under the National Athletic Trainers Association
Research is a large part of our degree path and career field, so staying up to date on the latest evidence-based practice is imperative. Diving into
conducting and gaining more experience will make me not only a better researcher but also a more knowledgeable clinician. Furthermore, Having the experience will help with job opportunities to further expand
in the field of research, or create more opportunities within the fields we are currently
I would like to become an educator within academia and to have the knowledge and understanding to teach
younger generations within health and science. In addition, constantly staying up
to date with current practices as a requirement through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), helps to
maintain our license and certifications. Every week, we would meet Monday through Thursday. Monday and
Wednesday would be the movement and fitness testing and baseline data
collection, along with an educational/ research discussion meeting. Tuesday and Thursday were lab services at the Sports medicine assessment
and research testing lab, where we would conduct VO2-max tests, resting metabolic rate assessments, and body mass assessments.
The biggest learning curve for myself during this
summer was the meticulous data collection and making sure that everything
matched up. Having a standard to follow helps but things are subjective when dealing with a group of people.
Making sure everyone follows the same protocol when documenting data and stating that
when writing our research.