Let’s Go to Disney

Christopher Dake
Mr. Christopher Dake

Emerge Faculty Fellow: Mr. Christopher Dake

This is a high-impact activity because it is a study away service event that will involve one faculty member and up to ten athletic training students. This activity is designed to compliment the current curriculum in the Athletic Training Education Program and provide an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned through previous classes and clinical experiences. The group of eleven will travel to Disney World in Orlando for the marathon weekend. This weekend will consist of what is called the Dopey Challenge, which consists of runners who run a 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, Half-Marathon on Saturday, and Marathon on Sunday. They estimated 80 thousand athletes participated in the marathon weekend in 2013. The UWF constituents will provide sports medicine coverage for the event. They will preform first-aid, post race modalities, stretching, injury evaluation, and light massage. This is a great opportunity for students to be on the front line of a large scale event and provide first rate medical coverage to a wide variety of athletes. The athletes will range from first timers to elite runners as well as runners from a wide array of ethnic backgrounds.

High Impact Practices (HIPs) Utilized

  • Collaborative Assignment
  • Field Experience

For more information, please contact Christopher Dake at cdake@uwf.edu or (850) 857-6314.

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