When Performing Arts Meets Athletics: The Results Are Bananas!

When Performing Arts Meets Athletics: The Results Are Bananas!

This session explores the coexistence of performing arts and athletic sports. It also addresses how athletic trainers can leverage their skills to adapt to specific demands. This includes recognizing distinct injury patterns that may emerge, tailoring treatment approaches to accommodate the diversity of individuals involved and implementing effective rehabilitation strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare different settings where performing arts and athletic sport can coexist.
  • Identify ways that an athletic trainer can put into their own practice, evaluation and treatment skills from a unique setting.
  • Summarize different injury patterns that can be seen in the performing arts setting.
  • Develop plans on dealing with injuries sustained from a combined performing arts/athletic setting.

How is this session relevant to a variety of settings?
Athletic trainers in diverse settings encounter the challenge of catering to a broad spectrum of individuals, and this presentation aims to explore how they can effectively integrate practices, evaluation techniques and treatment skills from such a dynamic and diverse environment into their own professional repertoire.


Domain 3: Critical Incident Management 
Domain 4: Therapeutic Intervention 
Domain 5: Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility

This session provides both entertainment and education. Attendees can earn 0.5 Category A CEUs upon completion.

In order to earn your CEUs, you must watch the session video in its entirety and complete the assessment.

Steven Patterson, EdD, LAT, ATC

Dr. Patterson has been a Program Director at Georgia Southern University for the last 12 years. Previously he spent 4 years as program director at Cedarville University in Ohio. Prior to his academic appointments he served as an athletic trainer at the collegiate level. He continues to work clinically as an AT doing PRN work when needed. His clinical expertise has been in the sport of baseball where he worked with USA Baseball for 12 years and most recently worked with the Savannah Bananas for two seasons. His undergraduate degree is in Exercise Science/AT from Vanguard University of Southern California. His Masters is in Counseling Psychology/Emphasis in Sport from Palm Beach Atlantic University and his EdD is in Health Care Education from Nova Southeastern University.

COPA Con 2024 Presentation:
When Performing Arts Meets Athletics: The Results Are Bananas!

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