Wilbert receives Athletic Trainers’ Society Award
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:01 pm
Dr. Janet Wilbert, University of Tennessee at Martin assistant professor of health and human performance and athletic training coordinator, recently received the Jerry Robertson Educator Award from the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). The award was presented during the honors and awards luncheon at the 19th Annual Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society Business Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Nashville.
Wilbert, who also serves as UT?Martin faculty senate president, has been a certified athletic trainer since 1992 and has practiced in both the high school and clinical outreach settings. She joined UT Martin in 2000 to start the athletic training program. She has been a member of TATS since 1995 and served as chair of the TATS professional education committee for the last five years. Prior to that, she was co-chair and a committee member and has been instrumental in coordinating the annual TATS meeting for 10 years.
The award is named for former head athletic trainer Jerry Robertson of East Tennessee State University for his work in creating, implementing and establishing the first undergraduate athletic training education program in the state. The award is given to an individual who is an athletic trainer in the educational setting and whose dedication and service to athletic trainers and/or athletic training students exemplifies his or her desire to learn and/or teach regarding the profession of athletic training.