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When Marjorie King, PhD, ATC, PT, was helping plan the Women in Athletic Training Reception, an event during NATA 2015 designed to celebrate the legacy of the Women’s in Athletic Training Committee, she said she hoped at least 25 people would show...
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It was announced Wednesday, July 29, by Kansas City Chiefs Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder, MS, ATC, and head coach Andy Reid that Eric Berry was cleared to resume football activities. The three-time Pro Bowl defensive back was diagnosed with...
Applying for an award Please keep the following tips in mind when completing your candidate profile: · While the entire profile is considered for the Gail Weldon Award , an area of particular importance is the mentorship provided to women in...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT A common refrain in this space is “exercise is medicine.” And if you are looking for proof, go no further than the current edition of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” In one segment, the host doubles as field reporter...
A new award season is upon us! 2016 nominations begin on August 1 . The final day to nominate colleagues for a national honor is September 15 and all application materials are due by October 1 .
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a month since the convention, but in that time we have had the chance to finalize a bevy of related resources. We thought it might be helpful to compile all of them in a central location, so below you will...
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As temperatures around the country continue to rise – reaching the triple digits in some areas – it's important to remind parents, coaches and student athletes of the dangers of heat-related illnesses. There are several types of heat illness, but...
NATA has partnered with USA Today Health and Human Services in a marketing effort to promote athletic trainers to NFL game attendees. This NATA advocacy ad will be featured in the gameday programs of the San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers,...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Four weeks from today, Indiana high school athletes will be in day two of official preseason fall practices. Meanwhile in Illinois, summer vacation will only have eight days left. Of course, a coach or coaches will be on the...