November 08, 2010

Welcome to our New Faculty Member - Tim Howell

The SLU Athletic Training Education Program Welcomes Tim Howell as the new Clinical Education Coordinator.
He will start in January 2011.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you, the readers of the SLU ATEP blog. My name is Tim Howell and I am excited to be joining the faculty of Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences. I look forward to beginning my position as the Clinical Education Coordinator for your Athletic Training Education Program.
I am originally from South Dakota where I attended Augustana College, in Sioux Falls. My undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Exercise Science, with a minor in Athletic Training (1989). I furthered my athletic training education through my attendance at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. There I earned my M.A. in Health, Physical Education & Recreation with a concentration in Athletic Training (1996).
Upon the completion of my Masters degree, I began my professional athletic training career. I was working out of the Orthopedic Institute and Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls SD,to provide athletic training services to Washington High School. Washington High School was actually the high school I attended as a a student. While working at the high school, I created the first recognized student athletic training program in the state of South Dakota. It was during my hours working at the high school, interacting with and mentoring students that I realized how special the opportunity to teach the skills of athletic training to young people really is.

Also during my time in South Dakota, I spent two summers working in professional baseball. I was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Sioux Falls Canaries of the Independent Northern League. After my second season in baseball, and all the travel, I realized that even though I enjoyed working with athletes, I really loved teaching athletic training skills to others. I strongly believe that if a person is passionate about their career choice, they need to share that passion with others. Hence, I began working on my Doctorate in Education Administration with an emphasis in Adult and Higher Education in hopes of becoming a Program Director. I graduated with my Doctorate in July of 2004 from the University of South Dakota. A month after receiving my doctoral degree I was working in New York the at Alfred University as the Program Director.

I am passionate about the profession of athletic training. Athletic training is a profession that has been absolutely fabulous to myself. I view my role as an athletic training educator as sharing some of my professional experiences with students, mentoring students into becoming outstanding, and successful athletic training professionals. I hope to help students raise their expectations of their own abilities, and to develop an awareness of things such as emotional intelligence and professional ethos.

Personally, I have an awesome wife (Michele) and two kids (Ethan (7) and Wyatt (4). I do not drink Pepsi and I am allergic to PC’s, and am addicted to Starbucks Coffee. In my spare time I attempt to golf, play on the Wii (with my kids), and cheer fanatically for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Green Bay Packers.

I am very excited to be joining the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program in January!

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