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TWU's Spurlock appointed to State Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers
DENTON — Becky Spurlock, a master’s student in kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University, recently was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the State Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers.
Ms. Spurlock, who is the assistant athletic director of the Keller Independent School District, is one of five members appointed to the board, which is the licensing and regulatory authority of athletic trainers in Texas. She is eligible for re-appointment at the end of each two-year term.
“I am honored to represent the athletic training profession on the Texas Advisory Board. It is a way I can give back to the profession I have loved and has given me so much.” Ms. Spurlock said of her appointment.
Ms. Spurlock, who is a certified and licensed athletic trainer, also serves as the director of athletic training for Keller ISD. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association and currently serves as the president of the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in health/secondary education from Baylor University and expects to receive her master’s in kinesiology from TWU in May 2008.
In 1971, Texas became the first state to enact a law requiring athletic trainers to meet specific standards of education, professionalism and ethics. Individuals practicing in the state of Texas must be duly licensed by the State Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers, a division of the Texas Department of Health. The advisory board was established to govern the athletic trainer to ensure the criteria is met by each applicant for licensure. The board administers the licensure examination and regulates the standards by which athletic trainers are held accountable.
For more information, visit www.dshs.state.tx.us/at/default.shtm.
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