In continuing Ithaca's track record for scholarly achievements in its undergraduate athletic training program, senior athletic training and physical therapy double majors James Newton (Englewood, FL) and Courtney Woytovich (Shillington, PA) were recently awarded professional scholarships by the NYSATA and EATA, respectively. Jimmy won the Ed Abramoski Buffalo Bills Scholarship from the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association, while Courtney was the recipient of the Henry Schein Inc. Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Wes Jordan Scholarship Award. Both awards will be given out at the 2012 EATA Annual Meeting to be held Jan. 6-9 at the Westin Hotel, in Boston MA. Congratulations on a job well done Jimmy and Courtney! In the last 3 years, 12 different National (NATA), Regional (EATA) and State (NYSATA) scholarships have been awarded to outstanding Ithaca College athletic training majors for a total of more than $22,000!
Dr. Chris McNamara was recently invited to speak at the 2011 World Aquatic Health Conference (sponsored by the National Swimming Pool Foundation), held in Seattle Washington October 12-14.
Ellie Phillips-Burdge earned a Bachelor of Music (1998) and a Masters of Physical Therapy degree (2010), both from Ithaca College. She is currently living in Ithaca with her husband and has opened a new private practice, Rhythm Physical Therapy, that collaborates music with physical therapy.
On October 10th, from 4-5pm in Hockett Family Recital Hall, Ellie will attend a trombone repertoire class led by Dr. Hal Reynolds. The rep class will feature current music students on trombone playing solo repertoire while she offers helpful tips and words of wisdom on how to be a healthier musician from a physical therapy perspective. She will also address performance anxiety problems and other physical ailments that can be related to playing an instrument or the voice. The class is open to anyone that would like to attend.
For some stroke survivors, getting themselves out of bed, making breakfast, and getting dressed for the day is a seemingly impossible task. Ithaca College health sciences students are helping to make these things possible for many of these people.