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Victoria Bevington is a dedicated student within the Athletic Training program who also has been offered the opportunity to continue playing softball, the sport she truly loves, at Shawnee State University. She decided to major in athletic training so that she could later go to graduate school and earn her masters in physical therapy. Her dream is to work with athletes, help them get back and stay in the game, and to be around athletic events herself.  

“The life I want to live requires me to get a college education and I always tell my mom if I could go to college forever I think I would; I just like learning new things. College is really important.” 

The athletic training program at Shawnee State University prepares students for entry level positions as an athletic trainer. Students like Victoria learn to rehabilitate, educate and counsel the physically active. They are able to work in environments such as clinics, secondary schools, colleges, universities, and professional settings.  

Victoria loves the small class sizes and how her professors lead her to success. Not only has Victoria had a lot of fun in college, but she also feels as if she is growing as a person, becoming the professional that she will be within her field one day. Until then, she will continue to enjoy playing softball and preparing to become a physical therapist.