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During the 68th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo this June in Houston, NATA will induct seven more esteemed athletic trainers into its Hall of Fame. These seven individuals—John Anderson, MS, ATC, Fran Babich, MS, ATC, Tanya Dargusch, LAT, ATC,...
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A staple of the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, the NATA Research & Education Foundation 5K Fueled by Gatorade will take place this year at 6 a.m. June 29 during NATA 2017 in Houston. Not only is this a great opportunity to get outdoors...
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We are proud to announce the launch of the NATA international conference funding initiative. This program supports athletic training scientists and clinicians who wish to present their research or intellectual content at conferences or symposia...
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The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808), has just been re-introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The house version of the bill, H.R. 302, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 9...
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By Scott Sailor President, National Athletic Trainers' Association Today's athletes are like finely tuned machines: Every aspect of their physiology is carefully worked over, each variance in the athlete's condition diligently noted. As athletic...
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By Dan Newman, MS, LAT, ATC Do you Tweet? Do you Facebook? Do you Instagram? How about Snapchat? If those four simple questions leave you scratching your head, then you are in the minority. Today, there is more than 2.3 billion, yes billion with a “...
Last weekend NATA staff conducted interviews with current and former Seattle Mariners players Ken Griffey Jr., Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Steve Cishek and Hisashi Iwakuma. During the interviews, players discussed the important role...
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By Lisa Walker, ATC NATA SSATC District Seven Representative Working in the secondary school setting is rewarding and presents some challenging issues in knowing the rules of sport that apply to all participants, including the AT. How much do you...
NATA is launching a new digital publication in April focused on legal issues relevant to athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine Legal Digest is a quarterly digital newsletter exclusively for NATA members that has been created to: Keep athletic...
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Sleep is essential to health and function, playing a major role in cognitive performance, physical health and mental health. However, it seems like most people have trouble getting enough sleep. Studies show that one-third of college-aged student...