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By Kembra Mathis, MEd, ATC Have you heard the good news? NATA has approved the Secondary School Sports Medicine Course Outline , which can be used by any AT asked to start a sports medicine course! These guidelines come in response to the recent...
MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, LAT, ATC, FNATA will be assuming the role of the NATA Executive Committee for Education (ECE) Chair as of August 1, 2016. Dr. Horodyski has served the profession at the state, district and national levels for the last 22...
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By Randy Cohen, ATC, DPT Mental health is a pervasive issue in the athletics community. Approximately one in every five youths in America will meet the criteria for mental health disorder, and the rate of mental illness for those ages 18 to 25 is...
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Professional skater, Olympic gold medalist, author, philanthropist and Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker Scott Hamilton graces the cover of the June NATA News . In his cover story, “Finding Longevity,” p. 10, he details his journey to the...
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Each year, an average of 25 million lightning flashes strike the ground in the United States. Worldwide, lightning annually accounts for an estimated 24,000 deaths and approximately 240,000 injuries. Since lightning is more prevalent in the...
By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University Away from my day job I interact fairly regularly with individuals who own cows. Over the course of the last six months I have noticed something interesting about these cows. Last...
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During National Athletic Training Month, members embraced the 2016 theme, “A Safer Approach to Work, Life and Sport,” and helped raise awareness of the profession in creative and impactful ways. The Public Relations Contest recognizes outstanding PR...
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By Timothy Neal, MS, ATC, AT The athletic trainer is putting in long days at their place of employment. Along with the long daily hours, the AT has had few days off in the past three months. Add in the pressures from patients/athletes, coaches,...
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Last week’s Mental Health Awareness Month blog discussed the prevalence of diagnosable mental health disorders among adolescents and college-aged students. This week’s blog will look at the tools available to help athletic trainers care for athletes...
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By Rachel Brown, MS, ATC Integrating athletic trainers in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs is a unique, yet sometimes overlooked, opportunity. ROTC programs are offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country...