Class of 2017 Profile: Nick Stigler Joins Duke University Medical Center as Athletic Trainer

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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Growing Graduate Programs Bring New Students to Campus

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 26, 2017 – Graduate programs in the Congdon School of Health Sciences are flourishing on the High Point University campus this summer as the first-ever physical therapy doctoral students join campus, a new 3+2 master’s degree in athletic training welcomes its first class, and the physician assistant master’s program welcomes its […]

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5 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Health Care

The health care industry is booming. Medical advancements are made every day, and the need for health care professionals to take care of America’s aging population is skyrocketing. In fact, according to U.S. News, 18 of the top 25 jobs in the country are in the health care field. High Point University has built programs […]

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Carolina Panthers Selects Students as Athletic Training Interns

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 20, 2016 – Two High Point University students scored internships with the Carolina Panthers during the team’s recent training camps. Lexi Dixon, a rising senior from Concord, and Connor Whicker, a rising junior from Huntersville, served as athletic training interns, an experience that will jumpstart their future careers. Dixon and Whicker […]

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HPU Secures Largest National Institutes of Health Grant in Its History

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 15, 2016 – High Point University has secured a $528,107 National Institutes of Health grant, the largest in HPU’s history. The grant, titled “Real-time Optimized Biofeedback Utilizing Sport Techniques,” will fund HPU students and faculty looking at innovative biofeedback techniques in middle school and high school-aged female soccer players. Dr. Kevin […]

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NCAA Sport Safety Expert to Speak at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2016 – The Congdon School of Health Sciences at High Point University will host Dr. John Parsons, ATC, director of the NCAA Sport Science Institute, for its Distinguished Lecture Series. Parsons will present “The NCAA Agenda for Student-Athlete Health and Safety” at 5:30 p.m. on April 14 in the David […]

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Student’s Research on ACL Injuries Featured at Regional Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 24, 2016 – High Point University student Emma Zuk, a junior athletic training major, was an invited speaker at the 41st annual Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposium on March 11-12 in Atlanta. Her presentation was a part of the professional programming for athletic trainers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, […]

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Athletic Training Professor Named Educator of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2016 – Dr. Yum Nguyen, assistant professor of athletic training at High Point University, was named 2016 Educator of the Year by the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association. He will be recognized on March 5 at the organization’s spring meeting in Wrightsville Beach. In addition to teaching and mentoring students, […]

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Alumni Profile: Tuning Up for NASCAR

READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES It’s that time of year when engines rev and NASCAR season kicks into gear again. Drivers, pit crews, officials and admins will travel down to Daytona this weekend to compete in the first of many races in the Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series. Ken Breath will fly […]

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Junior Athletic Training Major, Professors Publish Hip Research

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 19, 2015 – New research published by High Point University junior Emma Zuk and a team of professors offers helpful information about the relationship between hip exercises and knee motions during sport activities in the prevention of ACL injuries. The article, titled “An evidence-based review of hip-focused neuromuscular exercise interventions to […]

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Students Present Research at National Athletic Training Association Meeting

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 7, 2015 – Three High Point University undergraduate students presented research at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia and Annual Meeting in St. Louis this summer. The meeting is the world’s largest gathering of certified athletic trainers. Andrea Baellow, a 2015 graduate, senior Katherine Van Wert and junior Emma Zuk, […]

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HPU Welcomes New Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2015 – Erica Thornton, a professional with 19 years of experience, joins High Point University as assistant professor of athletic training. As one of 41 new faculty members joining HPU, Thornton teaches a medical terminology class, musculoskeletal evaluation and rehabilitation classes, and clinical application courses in the Department of Athletic […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Andrea Baellow Confirms Her Future in Athletic Training

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Zack Russell Continues Education in Athletic Training

With commencement just around the corner, High Point University seniors are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from […]

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March is National Athletic Training Month

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March is National Athletic Training Month! The Department of Athletic Training at High Point University offers unique research experiences by working collaboratively with athletic training faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy’s Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory. This state-of-the-art facility allows students the opportunity to use cutting edge technology to analyze human movement patterns that […]

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Undergraduate Research Profile: Athletic Training & ACL Injuries

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Andrea Baellow, an athletic training major, shares her experiences performing undergraduate research on the relation of the hip to ACL injuries and their prevalence in younger females. Her experiential education at High Point University was supported by the state of the art Human Biomechanics & Physiology Lab, where she could apply what she has learned […]

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