Working hard to pursue passions often opens the door for unexpected opportunities and experiences. Such was the case for senior Andrew Drake of Craig, Colo., who was recently recognized for receiving his certification in athletic training. Following certification, Drake is now able to practice as certified athletic trainer and can begin working professionally.
Sterling College is proud to announce that the Athletic Training Education Program has been given the Continuing Accreditation award by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The athletic training program has met all of the nationally-recognized Standards for Entry-Level Athletic Training Education, to receive the highest award of reaccreditation for ten years. The CAATE commends Sterling College for its “commitment to the advancement of quality education in Athletic Training,” as well as its “dedication to the preparation of highly qualified Athletic Training professionals.”
Pete Manely, exercise science department chair and certified athletic trainer (ATC) at Sterling College, has been named the President Elect of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Athletic Training Association. Manely is also the President of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Athletic Training Association.
New Orleans, La. – Ryan J. “Pete” Manely was named the 2011 NAIA Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer of the Year. Manely oversees the Sterling College Athletic Training Department and is the co-chair of the Exercise Science Department. The NAIA-ATA honored Manely at during their 2011 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in New Orleans, Louisiana.