The athletic training alumni are a vital part of the athletic training program (ATP). Over 100 graduates from the ATP are employed in all venues related to athletic training. Athletic Training Alumni from Kent State University are actively involved in the education of athletic training students through guest lecturing in the classes and clinical supervision both on-campus and at affiliate sites.
Our alumni are also actively involved in assisting our students in seeking employment or graduate assistantships post-commencement.
If you are an alumni member of KSU ATP and need to update your contact information, please download the Alumni Contact Form and send it to Jay Jonas. This will help keep our alumni database up to date. Thank you!
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Recent ATP Graduates-Fall 2013
Kent State is going to spotlight an alumni from the ATP on a regular basis. Out first Alumni spotlight is Jeremy Ford. Take a look what he learned from KSU ATP and what encouragement he gives to our students.
Jeremy Ford, ATC, LAT
1. What is your full name and what are your current credentials?
Jeremy Ford, ATC, LAT
2. Where you living right now and what are you up to these days?
Currently live in Akron (Portage Lakes) and am working on my MBA
3. What did you do immediately following your time at Kent State University up until now?
I started working at Salem High School teaching a Vocational AT program and covering all athletics.
4. Tell me about how your time as an athletic training student at KSU prepared you for your future.
It taught me time management skills.
5. What are some favorite memories of being an athletic training student at KSU?
If I told them, John would not be happy! The best was being able to spend four days in Arizona when I traveled with Women's Volleyball. It is so much nicer than Ohio!!
6. What is your worst memory of being an athletic training student at KSU?
Finding out on a Thursday night that I had to travel the next day because another student was busted for playing flag football after telling Dr. Peer he missed class and a test because he was "sick."
7. What is the FUNNIEST thing that happened while you were an athletic training student at KSU?
Messing up Steve Nordwall's desk (Assistant AT at the time) when he was traveling. If anyone knows Steve, he does not like a messy desk. His expression was priceless and his anger was hilarious!
8. If you had to do your time as an undergraduate athletic training student at KSU all over again, what would you do differently?
9. What advice would you give to our current students in the ATEP?
Stop complaining about the hours, there is nothing you can do about it! Don't be afraid to take control and work with the athletes. You will make mistakes, but this is the best way to learn. Don't rely on others to tell you what to do.
10. What is your family life like now? What hobbies are you involved with these days?
Great, I live with my girlfriend and we have a cat. I enjoy listening to books on CD because I'm to lazy to read. My time is consumed with work and school so hobbies are mostly on hold right now. When there is time, I enjoy taking short trips with my girlfriend Tara to big cities like Chicago and New York.
11. What are your plans for the future?
Get my MBA and begin a career in administration in the hospital setting.