August 10th, 2015
New Member Updates
The SATA is happy to announce the addition of a couple of new Certified Athletic Therapiststo the province:
Nathan Boyd recently certified by passing his National
Certification Examination in June. Congratulations Nathan!
Adam O'Neill recently moved to Saskatchewan from Alberta. Welcome Adam!
July 28th, 2015
University of Regina Hires First-Ever Athletic Therapist.
Curtis Atkinson, acting director of athletics for the
University of Regina, announced Tuesday that Nicole
Renneberg has been hired in the newly created position of
head athletic therapist, effective immediately.
Renneberg's duties will consist of delivering medical services for student-athletes from all 16 of the University of Regina's varsity teams, including providing therapeutic treatments and developing and managing a concussion management plan.
Since graduating from the University of Regina in 2009 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, Renneberg has amassed a litany of related experience including serving as the athletic therapist for the College of Notre Dame since 2010. She has also provided medical coverage for countless major sporting events, including home games at the U of R.
"We're excited to be able to create this new position and thrilled to staff it with someone of Nicole's calibre," Atkinson said. "She is extremely respected in her field and as a former University of Regina soccer player, has an understanding of the physical demands placed on a student-athlete at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level."
Renneberg played soccer for five years at the U of R, appearing in a total of 67 Canada West matches for the Cougars from 2004 to 2009 and earning Academic All-Canadian nominations in both 2006 and 2007. She also recently completed a two-year term as the president of the Saskatchewan Athletic Therapy Association, which sets education, certification, and discipline standards for its members in the province.
She also holds a certificate in acupuncture and is a registered yoga teacher.
Renneberg will temporarily work out of the Dr. Paul Schwann Applied Health and Research Centre on the second level of the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport. Plans for a permanent location in the CKHS for athletic therapy are being finalized.