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In the March NATA News , we celebrated our hundreds of volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Month this April. Several NATA committee members shared why they decided to give back to the association, what they’ve gained from their experiences and...
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Below is the text of a letter sent by NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, to Tom Price, recently confirmed secretary of health and human services: On behalf of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), I am writing to congratulate you...
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By Stacey Ritter, MS, ATC and Dale Grooms, ATC Transgender and gender identification have gained increased public awareness, however there is still a lack of education and understanding of the challenges those in the lesbian, bisexual, gay,...
Since its inception, the athletic training profession has upheld a tradition whereby aspiring ATs acquire knowledge from professionals already in the field. In the current model of athletic training, it has become essential to blend a challenging...
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Slated to officially launch in the spring of this year, the much anticipated ATs Care program is taking off! The ATs Care Program is designed to aid athletic trainers and/or athletic training students in the aftermath of a critical incident; such as...
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The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hosted an interassociation summit Jan. 25-26 to enhance the organization and administration of health care services for intercollegiate student-...
The NATA Board of Directors and the members of the AT Strategic Alliance approved the adoption or endorsement of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) with the Children and Youth (...
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The February NATA News features an injury infographic handout on dental injury, based on the new NATA position statement “Preventing and Managing Sports-Related Dental and Oral Injuries.” Approximately 39 percent of dental injuries in the United...
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The February NATA News cover story examines the occupational health setting and the athletic trainers who are caring for this unique active population. In it, Jose Morales, MA, ATC, CEAS, a safety specialist at the Toyota plant in San Antonio,...
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H.R. 302: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (formerly H.R. 921) was passed by voice vote in the House of Representatives, only three days after being reintroduced Friday, Jan. 6. This is the second time this piece of legislation has reached...