King’s Athletic Training Program to Host Concussion Course

King’s Athletic Training Program to Host Concussion Course

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

Three members of the King’s College Athletic Training Education Program Department will host and present the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Approved Spring Regional Concussion Course from 2 -4 p.m. Sunday, February, 17, in the Burke Auditorium of the William McGowan School of Business, N. River and West Union streets, Wilkes-Barre.

The King’s presentation will be one of the 15 being held in the 12 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) districts and will be presented by the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS).

The free course meets the Safety in Youth Sports Act requirements for concussion education for coaches and is being offered as an alternative to the approved online programs offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Federation of State High School Associations, and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society. All attendees will be provided a course completion certificate to verify their participation in this event.  Pre-registration for the event is encouraged but not mandatory.  Registration can be completed at http://tinyurl.com/Concussion-ED-2.

The program will be hosted by Gregory K. Janik, MS, LAT, ATC, the head athletic trainer and clinical professor at King’s and the past-president of PATS. In his role as PATS President, Janik worked closely with the two primary sponsors of Pennsylvania’s concussion bill titled the Safety in Youth Sports Act along with State Representative Timothy Briggs and State Senator Patrick Browne. Co-hosts will be David Marchetti, MS, LAT, CSCS, assistant clinical professor and assistant athletic trainer at King’s and treasurer of PATS; and Timothy A. Kulpa, MS, LAT, ATC, associate clinical professor and assistant athletic trainer at King’s and the PATS Luzerne County Delegate and a member of the Free Communication Committee.

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