Aiken Added to Athletic Training Staff
MURFREESBORO- The Chowan University athletic department and Director of Sports Medicine Lisa Bland have announced the addition of Michelle Aiken to the athletic training staff. Aiken serves as Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Bland noted, "We look forward to having Michelle join our staff. She is very knowledgeable, and is looking forward to expanding her skillset at Chowan. Michelle has a very diverse background in the field and we are fortunate to add her to our ranks."
Prior to joining the staff at Chowan, Aiken worked as a part-time athletic trainer for campus recreation and completed a clinical rotation at the Temple University athletic training room. In that capacity, she evaluated and diagnosed student-athlete injuries and supervised rehabilitation while covering men's and women's club rugby, men's club wrestling, men's club volleyball, and men's ice hockey. Aiken also served as a teaching assistant for anatomy and physiology labs.
As an undergraduate student at Erskine College, Aiken worked directly with the Flying Fleet athletic programs, specifically with the women's soccer team. During her junior year, Aiken completed an intensive rotation with Presbyterian College and worked primarily with the football team.
In January of 2014, Aiken obtained an externship with Blue Ridge Orthopedics of Anderson. There, she shadowed orthopedic doctors and physical therapists and observed orthopedic out-patient surgeries.
Aiken obtained a B.S. in Athletic Training from Erskine College in 2014 and received a M.S. in Kinesiology from Temple University in May 2016. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree through Temple.
Aiken is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and is licensed in the state of North Carolina. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.