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This past Monday (Sept. 12), was a significant day for NATA and the athletic training profession. For the first time in our history, a piece of legislation championed by NATA was passed by Congress. The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R...
By Karen Fennell, MS, ATC NATA Representative to the AMA CPT Coding Panel Since 2012, the NATA has been actively working with physicians and other health care professionals on a new structure to the American Medical Association (AMA) Current...
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After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921) was passed by the House of Representatives Monday, Sept. 12, a historic event for NATA and the athletic training profession. H.R...
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The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921), which was passed unanimously by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee July 13, is going to be voted on by the full House of Representatives today, Monday, Sept. 12. This is a historic...
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The August/September NATA News featured an article about current Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society President Rick Burkholder, MS, ATC, and Incoming PFATS President James Collins, ATC. The two head athletic trainers discussed the...
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By Casey Christy, MA, ATC, CSCS, and Dale Grooms, ATC During an intense soccer game, one of your players collides with an opposing defender following a corner kick. She crouches down by the soccer goal with her arms tightly embraced around her head...
The Athletic Training Education Journal ( ATEJ ) Editor-in-Chief (EIC) position becomes available in June 2017. The term of appointment is three years and can be renewed once, with agreement between the EIC and NATA, for a total of six years of...
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By Aaron Ngor, ATC I consider myself lucky that I was able to find my passions early on. By passions I mean my love for hip-hop dance and medicine. When I entered the athletic training program at Chapman University, I had an initial fear of how to...
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The Back to Sports Mini-Grant Program, an initiative of the National Football League and American Heart Association, is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Established in 2015, Back to Sports promotes physical activity and safe sport...
A study conducted by NATA found that 82% of members surveyed felt they were not prepared to deal with psychological impact of catastrophic events. In 2014, the NATA Board of Directors approved the development of a peer-to-peer support program to...