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The NATA Professional Education Committee is producing a video series to recognize and share innovative teaching and learning ideas by academic professionals in the field of athletic training through the distribution of pedagogical tips that can be...
The Executive Committee for Education has started a series of webinars to answer questions members raised regarding the degree transition. Here is the second video: Determining the Degree and Organizational Structure Upon completion of Lesson 2,...
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The April NATA News featured an article on disablement models and the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Below is a more in-depth look at the subject. ICF Model: A Framework for Athletic...
Approximately 50 percent of all sports-related injuries sustained by athletes ages 6 to 18 are related to overuse. Overuse can cause general stress, inflammation and tendinitis. Because the symptoms of overuse injuries tend to be gradual, it often...
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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...