Dr. Jay Hoffman recently was recognized by the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association for his outstanding work in the field of athletic training. Hoffman is an associate professor of athletic training and health sciences.
CANTON, Mo. — Dr. Jay Hoffman recently was recognized by the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association for his outstanding work in the field of athletic training.
Hoffman, an associate professor of athletic training and health sciences and director of Culver-Stockton’s athletic training program, recently was selected by the MAATA to receive its Athletic Training Educator of the Year Award for 2020. Members of the MAATA are from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Excellence in athletic training education includes significant contributions to the continuing education of MAATA members, education of students in the classroom or clinical education settings, development of an educational program or through academic presentations and published work that enhance the practice and profession of athletic training.
Hoffman recently incorporated hybrid courses, combining online work with a traditional classroom setting, into the master of athletic training program at C-SC. Under the leadership of Hoffman, Culver-Stockton College students consistently perform well in the Missouri Athletic Trainers Association Quiz Bowl, winning the tournament in 2018 and placing second in 2019 and 2020. He also designed a course for his students to attend the annual MAATA meeting while also receiving academic credit.
Hoffman has been a regular presenter at athletic training events at the state, district and national level. He is a trained site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. He is serving as the public relations committee chairperson for the MAATA and as secretary for the MATA.
Hoffman, a native of Marion, Iowa, joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 2008. He develops and teaches athletic training courses on explorations, medical aspects, health assessment, health practicum, Kinesio taping and fitness assessment. He was the recipient of the Walter S. Reuling Faculty Prize for Innovation in Student Learning at C-SC in 2010, and he was the recipient of the President’s Award for exemplary service to the college in 2019.
Culver-Stockton’s master of athletic training (MAT) program prepares students to become certified athletic trainers. Students have access to a state-of-the-art health sciences laboratory and simulator center. Every graduate in the past three years has passed their Board of Certification program on the first attempt, and they all have earned certification in Graston Technique, Kinesio tape, personal training, CPR/AED and psychological First Aid. Learn more about Culver-Stockton’s MAT program at www.culver.edu/mat.
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