On Friday, C.J. Rosenborough will graduate with his Master of Science in Athletic Training. Eight weeks later, he’ll be in Washington, D.C., presenting research for a national conference of strength and conditioning professionals.
His MSAT research project about lacrosse athletes was selected as one of ten finalists for a research award at the National Strength and Conditioning Association meeting, which takes place July 10-13. He will share a poster presentation as well as give a talk about the research.
Research is a big part of the Lynchburg MSAT. Rosenborough decided to study the way a lacrosse athlete’s functional movement and functional stability change during a sports season. He tested range of motion for players’ shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles both before and after the season to see how the constant play and practice impacted their bodies.
“I wanted to see how athletes change over a season so clinicians would know how to treat athletes from the beginning to the end of the season,” Rosenborough said.
“I played lacrosse in high school and have always been interested in it,” he said. “There is no research being done on lacrosse and the effects of the season, so I wanted to finalize the foundation of research, and future research can hopefully build off of it.”
A couple of years ago, Rosenborough was researching athletic training programs when he came across Lynchburg’s master’s degree. Being able to study anatomy in a top-notch cadaver lab was a big draw, but the the faculty made him feel like family and gave him a sense of belonging. He wanted to benefit from their expertise.
“From research to clinical experience, the staff is robustly knowledgeable in the profession,” Rosenborough said. “By coming here, I knew I would be exposed to all aspects of the field and be in the best position possible to pursue the career I am most interested in.”
His favorite part of the Lynchburg experience has been working with preceptors, who oversaw his work during clinical rotations. “It has been an amazing experience that has shaped me and allowed me to grow in my abilities to not only help others but also become part of the community,” he said.
After he presents his research this summer, Rosenborough plans to move to Denver and pursue an athletic training position at a university or high school. But after a few years, he hopes to follow in his professors’ footsteps by earning a PhD and becoming a faculty member, inspiring the next generation of athletic trainers.
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