The Medical Aspects of Sports seminar features an interactive sports taping clinic conducted by students in UD's athletic training program.

Feb. 2: Sport medicine seminar

UD to host 44th annual Medical Aspects of Sports seminar at Clayton Hall


2:43 p.m., Jan. 8, 2013--The annual Medical Aspects of Sports seminar will take place at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The early registration rate of $185 is available through Jan. 25. Full-time matriculated students may register for only $80.

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This one-day program covers topics related to the evaluation and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries to the upper and lower extremities. It is recommended for physical therapists, team and family physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, fitness club personnel, and students or school personnel involved in physical education, recreation and physical fitness programs.

Topics covered this year include cardiac issues in athletes, special considerations for female athletes, pediatric sports medicine, shoulder instability, concussion management and more. A sports taping clinic is conducted by students in UD's athletic training program.

The seminar director is Keith Handling, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at UD. Presenters include UD faculty as well as expert physical therapists and practitioners from the region.

This year's presenters from the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Program include head athletic trainer John Smith, associate head athletic trainer Dan Watson, head strength and conditioning coach Brian Hess, assistant director of athletics for sports medicine Dr. Andrew Reisman, and assistant athletic trainer for women's basketball and women's cross country Kelly Stafford.

Also presenting from UD are Kaan Celebi, sports resident in UD’s physical therapy clinic; and Megan Wenner, assistant professor of kinesiology and applied physiology.

The athletic training education program at the University of Delaware has the distinction of being one of the oldest accredited programs in the nation, and the only one in Delaware. For 44 years, the program has been sharing the UD's expertise in this field with the region's professionals through the Medical Aspects of Sports Seminar.

As Handling commented, "The seminar helps area practitioners keep current in the field and maintain their certifications, and gives our students a concrete experience which makes them aware of a very important aspect of the field: the need for continuing professional development for athletic trainers." 

The University of Delaware is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer 8.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to certified athletic trainers for completion of this program, and 0.8 CEUs for the state of Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists. Practitioners outside of Delaware should contact their state examining board to verify applicable credit.

Medical Aspects of Sports is co-sponsored by UD’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program and the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in cooperation with the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies. 

For more information about this program call 302-831-8837, visit the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies web page or write to

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