Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
King’s College Public Relations Office: (570) 208-5957
April 4, 2016 - King’s College Clinical Professor of Athletic Training Gregory Janik and Athletic Training majors Shanley Harlacker and Nate Romiski created a 30-second public service announcement promoting the profession that was broadcasted during high school championship events in March on Pennsylvania Cable Network.
The contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS), required submissions to describe the athletic training profession, focusing on the athletic trainers serving as experts in the evaluation and management of concussions and how the PATS organization is on the forefront of concussion education for athletes, parents, coaches and physicians. The advertisements were broadcast as part of National Athletic Trainers’ Month, which was themed “A Safer Approach to Work, Life and Sport."
The three top commercials were broadcast on PCN during the High School Wrestling, Boys/Girls Basketball, and/or Boys/Girls Diving Championships in March. All contest participants commercials are available on PATS YouTube channel. King’s placed first, while California University of Pennsylvania placed second, and Central York High School was chosen third.
PATS is a progressive organization of licensed health care professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician. The society continues to increase public awareness and education regarding Athletic Trainers and the Athletic Training profession while serving as the premier source of information for public safety, injury and illness prevention, early intervention, patient care, and healthcare delivery for the physically active in the Commonwealth.