Each year members of the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association (MOATA) go to the Missouri Capitol to speak with government officials about the athletic training profession and issues that concern it.
This year, thanks to the efforts of faculty and students at William Wood University, there will be less speaking and more demonstrating.
During the visit Tuesday (Feb. 8), athletic training students will set up a mock training room in the Capitol building so they can show government officials exactly what is involved in their profession. The mock training room was the brainchild of Cindy Robb, WWU athletic training instructor.
“I had an idea to show officials what we do, instead of just telling them,” she said.
Robb worked on the project with Anna Casaleggi, a student majoring in athletic training at WWU. Casaleggi has used this task as an honors assignment and has worked with the MOATA governmental affairs chairman to design the area and plan the event.
The mock training room will be up and running by 8 a.m. on the rotunda level of the Capitol.