Lets go to Disney
Lets go to Disney!Chris C. Dake and Athletic Training StudentsWhat is Athletic TrainingAthletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Project OverviewOne faculty member and 11 students attended the Disney Marathon weekend to provide sport medicine coverage.Students will provide emergency and non-emergency care to about 80,000 athletes throughout the weekend.
PreparingStudents fundraised for the trip which allowed for gas and the majority of food to be paid for.
PreparingA generous alumnus donated housing to the group.
Race Weekend Description Runners may feel a little Dopey and even a bit Goofy at weekends end, but after all, they will have finished 48.6 magical miles!
Race Weekend Description The Dopey Challenge will start with a 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, the Half Marathon Saturday and Marathon on Sunday.
Race Weekend Description Those who register for the Dopey and complete each event will not only earn four race medals, but will also take home the Goofy Challenge medal and the all new Dopey Challenge medal.
Race Weekend Description
Why are UWF students there?This event provides High Impact Experience in covering a large scale athletic event.Students have a chance to get hands-on experience while treating athletes who are competing in endurance events.
More ReasonsStudents have the opportunity to work with a variety of international athletes.Students get to see the set-up of an event that will involve 80,000 runners.Students have the opportunity to practice their clinical skills in a real life setting.
Practice Makes Perfect
High Impact EffortfulStudents were required to commit to several meetings and fundraisers in preparation for the event. The event itself was effortful due to the time commitment and hands on first aid care for runners.
High Impact Teamwork Students had to work together to provide adequate medical care to some of more serious injuries.
High Impact Relationships were built through the preparation and the team work required during the event. Students also engaged with athletes from multiple backgrounds.
High Impact Feedback- Students completed post race reflection sheets that were compiled and analyzed for common themes.
Student BenefitsHow to treat new conditions (heat exhaustion and diabetic emergency)How much fun work can be
Student Benefits Students learned:The importance of good communication at eventsThe importance of teamwork at an event this sizeHow appreciative athletes are for their help
Faculty BenefitsOpportunity to connect with a group of studentsBuilt professional relationships that will help the UWF AT programThe satisfaction of hopefully providing a group of students a positive and memorable college experienceHaving fun at work
Community BenefitsThe Orlando community benefited by having high quality healthcare provided on their site.Pensacola and the UWF community will benefit because the skills and knowledge gained on this trip can be transferred to our local communities.