Athletic Training in Haiti
Athletic Training (Health Science) Goal
The vision of Merrimack College Athletic Training in Haiti is to empower rural Haitian health care workers in the areas of prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of activity-related injuries through authentic partnerships with Project Medishare and the communities of the Central Plateau in Haiti.
The Athletic Training students will work to:
- Understand the health care needs for people who sustain activity-related injuries in the rural communities of Haiti.
- Assess and understand the capabilities of the rural Haitian health care workers in regards to their medical training in preventing, evaluating, treating, and rehabilitating those injuries.
- Begin to design a process in which Merrimack staff and students can train the health care workers to sustainably meet the needs of physically injured persons.
Please contact Kevin Melanson with any inquiries about Merrimack’s Athletic Training efforts in Haiti.