Athletic Training Graduates Recognized at School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Awards Ceremony
The Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training celebrated its 2023 athletic training graduates on May 19, bestowing recognitions on some of its top graduating students.
Students completing the program earned their master of science in athletic training degrees the following day at Pacific’s May Commencement.
Madeline Eliassen AT ’23 was named valedictorian and received the Richard Rutt Director’s Award, in recognition of contributions to the program and for displaying “Boxer Spirit.” Eliassen served as am ambassador for prospective and incoming students to the AT program and also was president of the Class of 2023 Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSA).
Chelsey Chaves MSAT ’21 and Courtney Richardson MSAT ’21 received the program’s Community Service Awards in recognition of contributions to the program and to community service projects. Chaves was the ATSA Class of 2023 treasurer, and Richardson was ATSA Class of 2023 secretary as well as a program ambassador.
Pacific’s athletic training program offers a two-year master’s degree heavy in clinical experiences that prepares students to become athletic trainers.