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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...
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While H.R. 921, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act has been NATA’s most publicized legislative effort , our advocacy team is always working behind the scenes on other issues related to the profession. We continuously engage in efforts in the...
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By Monica Serra, PhD, RD, ATC Unfortunately, athletic injuries are unavoidable, regardless of sport or participation level. Identifying ways to minimize the impact of the injury to enhance recovery, and thus prevent time away from activity and loss...
Big news out of Hawaii this week: Governor David Ige signed into law Senate Bill 2557 appropriating legislative funding to continue the development and implementation of the concussion monitoring and testing program. Hawaii is the first state to...
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By Katie Scott, MS, ATC NATA Athletic Trainer in Residence What a great week in Baltimore! As I write this, I’m sitting on a plane heading back from what I consider to be a successful, powerful, celebratory and impactful week for our profession. It...
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By Amanda Donahue MS, ATC, NATA COPA Performing Arts Workgroup Member Retention is a term upper administration within academia use frequently, but may be less common in athletic training facility conversations. Will students return the following...
For the past year we have been including monthly injury infographics in the NATA News, and we have accumulated a nice library of resources. Those infographics are now available in one place on our website for members to download, print and...