Dr. Ray Castle receives Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award


Ray Castle acceptance speech

LSU School of Kinesiology's Dr. Ray Castle receives the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award in Tampa on October 13, 2018.

Baton Rouge - Ray Castle, PhD, received the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award on October 13 in Tampa Florida. Dr. Castle is a professor at LSU School of Kinesiology and program director for athletic training.

Awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the Bob and Lynn Caruthers Service Award is given to an individual that demonstrates the character and performance traits Bob and Lynn Caruthers displayed in their respective careers. Both Bob and Lynn demonstrated significant and distinguished service to professional and specialized accreditation, and excellence when working directly with constituent institutions.

According to CAATE, this award is a reflection of Dr. Castle's commitment to professional education and service and demonstrates his clear and consistent record of excellence in service to athletic training accreditation and the CAATE.

Dr. Castle is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (since 1991), LSBME credentialed athletic trainer (LAT since 1994), and is an American Red Cross Instructor (since 2005). Dr. Castle has an extensive background in education, clinical practice, and professional service spanning 27 years. In athletic training education, he led LSU's efforts in obtaining its first ever CAAHEP-accredited athletic training program in April 2004 and most recently through its CAATE re-accreditation in 2009. Castle's clinical practice background has included experiences at the clinic (Baton Rouge Physical Therapy; Lake Charles Memorial Sports Medicine), high school (Catholic High School in Baton Rouge), college (University of Southern Mississippi; University of Louisiana-Lafayette), and international (1996 Atlanta Olympic Games; USOC Sports Medicine Staff for 2003 Pan American Games; and 2004 US Women's Bobsled) levels.

Ray Castle accepts award
Dr. Ray Castle Service Award

About SOK
The LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK) advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement. SOK offers a BS, MS, Online MS, PhD, and two certificate options. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. SOK is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

Visit the School of Kinesiology at lsu.edu/chse/kinesiology

About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse


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