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Carl Albert State College and Poteau School District Agreement Regarding Sports Medicine Program

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Carl Albert State College and the Poteau School District recently signed an interagency agreement related to Sports Medicine Service Learning that took effect August 16, 2016.

The basic premise of the agreement is that the CASC sports medicine program will work with the Poteau athletic department to provide services to the Poteau athletes at school events.  The services will be provided by CASC staff members as well as CASC students in the sports medicine program.

CASC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jason Morrison stated, “Providing actual on the field learning experiences is one of the finest co-curricular student learning opportunities and partnerships at a community college.”

Poteau Superintendent Dr. Don Sjoberg shared his thoughts on the benefits of the agreement and stated, “The Poteau School District is pleased to have a cooperative agreement with Carl Albert State College to provide trainers on the sidelines during football games. Such an arrangement benefits both institutions and their respective students.”

Director and Instructor of the CASC Sports Medicine program Bill Carroll explained, “The sports medicine program here at CASC allows immediate hands-on learning for our students.  Our students begin working with CASC athletes and PHS athletes in their first semester in the program, which commonly doesn’t happen until their third year at the university level. Our partnership with PHS plays a pivotal role in allowing this to happen.”

Pictured left to right are CASC Physical Therapy Assistant Program Director/Instructor Kendal Repass; CASC Sports Medicine Program Director/Instructor Bill Carroll; CASC students Brittany Conley, Cheyanne Pilkington, Allison Rankin, and Sydnee Brunk; Poteau Superintendent Dr. Don Sjoberg; and CASC VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Jason Morrison.

For information regarding degree opportunities in sports medicine at Carl Albert State College, contact Bill Carroll at 918-647-1358 or bcarroll@carlalbert.edu.

 

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