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The April NATA News featured an article on the Heat Safety Pledge (p. 28), a program created in 2014 by the Korey Stringer Institute in partnership with Mission Athletecare to encourage high schools to follow heat safety best practices. The pledge...
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During today's Youth Sports Safety Summit in Washington, DC, we joined with the NFL Foundation, Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) to announce the winners of the Athletic Trainer Initiative, a national grant...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Perhaps it is appropriate that National Athletic Training Month (NATM) coincides with March Madness. Just when a team is on the verge of postseason success, that potential for “One Shining Moment” is seemingly shattered when...
The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®), the industry leader in drug education and testing within professional, collegiate and amateur athletics, is pleased to announce that the extension of its continuing education award deadline...
It is with heartfelt thanks that we reach out to you on behalf of the NATA Foundation. Athletic Trainers have a significant impact on students’, patients’, and athletes’ lives, yet our efforts often go unrecognized. The NATA Foundation’s 25th...
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As part of National Athletic Training Month in March, the NATA Student Leadership Committee will once again hold its annual video contest. Students will have the opportunity to promote the profession of athletic training by capturing the heart of...
By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University
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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. An ACL injury can occur in any sport, with 70 percent of ACL injuries being sustained during non-contact sports and 30 percent sustained during contact...
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In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, the March NATA News featured a story highlighting the benefits of volunteering and encouraging members to give back to their profession as well as their community.
By Forrest Pecha, MS, ATC, CSCS on behalf of CAATE Webster’s definition of residency includes, “A period of advanced training in a medical specialty.” This is important to understand when considering the goals and standards of post-professional...