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Sports medicine training to keep athletes healthy and safe

October 25, 2011

On the October, 2011 edition of "The Relevant University," host Larry Burns, vice president for external affairs at The University of Toledo, is joined by UT Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Brian Jones to explore the world of sports medicine and the work athletic trainers do to keep athletes healthy and safe.

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Toledo Rockets logoBrian Jones, assistant athletic director for sports medicine at The University of Toledo, discusses the role of an athletic trainer and the work they do to help athletes perform at their best.

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Michigan State University logoTom Mackowiak, an athletic trainer at Michigan State University for more than 20 years, tells us about working with the competitive Spartans basketball team that has won a NCAA National Championship and made it to six Final Fours under Coach Tom Izzo.

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Virginia Tech University logoDr. Gunnar Brolinson, head team physician at Virginia Tech University and professor and chair of sports medicine at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, shares the latest developments in his research into football concussions.

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Radio City Rockettes logoUT graduate Karen Kubicina, who went from being a Rocket to working as an assistant athletic trainer for the Radio City Rockettes, talks about sports medicine in the performing arts.

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