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Athletic Training Chair Recognized by CAATE for Service

Dr. Paula Turocy, associate professor and chair of athletic training at Duquesne's Rangos School of Health Sciences, recently received the inaugural Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Caruthers Service Award recognizes an individual who best represents commitment to professional education and excellence in service to athletic training accreditation. The CAATE is the agency responsible for the accreditation of more than 350 professional, entry-level athletic training educational programs.

Turocy is the founding chair of the Department of Athletic Training at Duquesne University, where she held the inaugural Anna L. Rangos Rizakus Endowed Chair for Health Sciences and Ethics. A nationally recognized scholar in her field, her areas of expertise include nutrition, exercise physiology, and curriculum design and evalution.

In addition, Turocy is a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society Hall of Fame and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal.

Turocy resides in Bethel Park, Pa.

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