Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Kirk Brumels Contributes Chapter to Athletic Training Book

Dr. Kirk Brumels, Professor of Kinesiology and chairperson of the department as well as a member of the athletic training staff at Hope, is among the authors who contributed chapters to the book Workplace Concepts for Athletic Trainers.

The book addresses common concepts and issues that occur in the workplace for athletic trainers, and is designed for athletic training students transitioning into a clinical practice or clinicians seeking help.  It has been published by SLACK Incorporated of Thorofare, New Jersey.

Workplace Concepts for Athletic Trainers is divided into three sections:  “An Overview of the Athletic Training Workplace,” “Workplace Issues and Concepts,” and “Personal Skills to Foster Success and Commitment in the Workplace.”  Each chapter begins with learning objectives and includes a discussion of the issue itself, how it manifests, and strategies and solutions to address the concern.

Brumels’s chapter, “Role Complexities in the Workplace,” discusses role theory relating to how athletic trainers exist and behave in the roles they fulfill within their workplace. It involves descriptions of the multiple difficulties that individuals may encounter in performing their expected roles according to established norms, and provides suggestions for creating productive and engaging work environments.

Brumels, who is a licensed Michigan athletic trainer as well as a certified NATA member, has been an athletic training professional for more than a quarter century and a member of the Hope faculty since 2001.  He has chaired the college’s Department of Kinesiology since 2014, and previously served as program director of athletic training education and as head athletic trainer at Hope.

Posted 7/05/2016 04:38:00 PM

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