Faculty 101 examines Nebraska's leg up in athletic training
Welcome to season three of Faculty 101, a podcast that offers a listen into the pursuits and perspectives of Husker faculty.
Hosted by Mary Jane Bruce, these stories explore how our faculty got here, what they’ve learned along the way, and why they do what they do at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The third season of Faculty 101 is taking listeners on a tour inside Memorial Stadium, through the spaces between campus and the turf. This time, Bruce takes a trip inside the Osborne Athletic Complex’s Athletic Medicine Facility on the north side of the stadium. There, she talks with Jeff Rudy, director of athletic training education, about the top-notch facilities and program; and visits with students about the opportunities they have through the partnership with Athletics.
Upon arrival, Bruce finds student Krista Gibson, senior athletic training major, working through therapeutic stretches with a baseball athlete. The hands-on clinical training that athletic training students get within the Athletic Department is one of many benefits Nebraska has over its peers.
Rudy shares how a broken heart brought him from Pennsylvania to Nebraska; and he delves into why his students’ success and personal growth are the best part of teaching.
What does a major in athletic training entail? Rudy lays out the expectations. Listeners will also learn his eight words for better health, and why you should be a pig, rather than a chicken.
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