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Courson receives Kerin Award from Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Ron Courson, the Athletic Association’s senior associate athletic director for sports medicine, received the Tim Kerin Award from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. The award is presented annually to an athletic trainer who is not only skilled at keeping athletes safe and at their best, but also exhibits integrity, character, devotion to the community and, like its namesake, works tirelessly to improve the athletic training profession.

In addition to his athletic training duties at UGA, Courson is an adjunct instructor in the College of Education’s kinesiology department where he teaches in the nationally accredited athletic training education program. He also works as a clinical instructor teaching student physical therapists from various institutions and is active in research and education in the field of sports medicine.