Marshall Mayor Declares March National Athletic Training Month

Posted February 26, 2015

In a short ceremony held February 24, Marshall Mayor Mark Gooden declared March, National Athletic Training Month. At the ceremony, Gordon urged the people of Marshall to learn more about the importance of athletic training.

Leading organizations concerned with athletic training and health care have joined together in a common desire to raise awareness for the importance of the athletic training profession and to emphasize the importance of quality health care. Missouri Valley College athletic training staff and students, Fitzgibbon Hospital Rehabilitation Services employees and Peak Sport and Spine- Marshall representatives were present at the Ceremony.

Athletic trainers have a long history of providing quality health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity based on specific tasks, knowledge and skills acquired through their nationally regulated educational processes.

The MVC athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Athletic training students who successfully complete both the academic and clinical requirements of MVC’s program earn a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training and are eligible to sit for the BOC exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.




Proclamation Ceremony

Pictured: Front Row (L-R) Sarah Vaillancourt, Fitzgibbon Hospital; Elsa Oestreich, Fitzgibbon Hospital, MVC Student Sarah Snodgrass, MVC Student Lexi Hope, MVC Faculty Kasey Currence, MVC Faculty Sierra Fultz, MVC Faculty Heidi Hendrickson, MVC Student Katura Sales. Back Row (L-R) MVC Student Taylor Robinson, Andy Snyder, Fitzgibbon Hospital; Diane Schlesselman, Marshall High School and Fitzgibbon Hospital; MVC Faculty Matt Long, Mayor Mark Gooden, MVC Faculty Dr. Karla Bruntzel, MVC Faculty David Tomchuk, MVC Faculty Danny Accola and Ron Renard, Peak Sport and Spine-Marshall.



Media Relations Contacts:

April DeGraff, director of marketing & public relations,  660- 831-4172,

David Tomchuk, clinical education coordinator, athletic training program, 660-831-0832,


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