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Get Ready for National Athletic Training Month

 02/26/2015 - 10:37am  By: JordanB 

It’s almost March, and we have many fun activities planned for National Athletic Training Month. The following are a few of the contests and initiatives we’ll be offering in March. We hope you’ll join the fun and help us promote the profession!
#NATM2015 Social Media Contest
This one is SO easy: Simply share a photo with us on social media of what you are doing to celebrate National Athletic Training Month (including the... view

Capitol Hill Day 2015

 02/23/2015 - 9:18pm  By: JordanB 

Athletic trainers representing 24 states joined us in Washington, DC, today for our biggest advocacy event of the year, Capitol Hill Day. Attendees conducted 192 meetings with legislators in support of the three pieces of legislation introduced last week:

  • H.R. 829 / S. 436: SAFE PLAY (Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth) Act
  • H.R. 921: Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act
  • H.Res. 112 / S. Res. 83: Secondary... view

2015 WFATT World Congress Releases Preliminary Program

 02/20/2015 - 11:09am  By: ToddC 

The preliminary program for the 2015 World Congress of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) has recently been announced. Saint Louis University will host the WFATT World Congress as experts from all over the world converge to discuss this year's theme: Overuse Injury in Sport: An Interprofessional Approach.
The plenary sessions will include keynote speakers Jill Cook, Ph.D.,... view

Supporting Your Professional Development

 02/17/2015 - 1:04pm  By: JordanB 

One of NATA’s primary objectives is to provide top-notch professional development opportunities for our members. Anita James, NATA’s Director of Knowledge Initiatives, oversees this department, and her team works in collaboration with several member committees to address issues related to AT education. Anita gave an overview of the group’s current efforts and upcoming plans for 2015 to attendees at NATA’s recent Joint Committee Meeting, and we have summarized her... view

Joint Committee Meeting

 02/17/2015 - 1:20pm  By: JordanB 

More than 185 leaders in the athletic training profession recently gathered in Dallas for NATA’s 2015 Joint Committee Meeting, an exciting weekend of professional collaboration. NATA has formed volunteer committees who lead the charge in certain topic areas and job settings, and those groups gathered together to compare notes and see how they could join forces to get even more accomplished in 2015 and beyond.

Part of the programming including the following presentations from... view

A Busy Week for AT Legislation

 02/16/2015 - 4:20pm  By: JordanB 

Our legislative team was very busy last week! NATA supported the introduction of three separate bills: the SAFE PLAY Act, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act and the Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights.

H.R. 829 / S. 436: SAFE PLAY (Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth) Act

Introduced Feb. 10, 2015 in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, and in the House by Rep... view

In the Works: Website Redesign & Targeted Communications

 02/11/2015 - 2:50pm  By: JordanB 

Tamesha Kennerson Logan, NATA’s Director of Marketing & Public Relations, gave a presentation to the attendees at the NATA Joint Committee Meeting in January 2015 that outlined several strategic initiatives in the national Marketing & Communications (MARCOMM) Plan for 2015. Two of the most exciting projects include the national website redesign and targeted communications plan.   

Website Redesign is getting a... view


 02/11/2015 - 9:45am  By: JordanB 

NATA is excited to announce the introduction of the Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth (SAFE PLAY) Act in the Senate and House on Feb. 10, 2015. Introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and in the U.S. House by Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), SAFE PLAY also recommends a multidisciplinary approach to research and federal support to ensure student athletes’ safety in schools. NATA had an integral... view

Interesting Results From Recent Studies on Youth Sports

 02/10/2015 - 4:20pm  By: ToddC 

In 1991, during the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting, the keynote speaker was the Red Sox team physician at the time, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Arthur Pappas, MD.
An avuncular sort, Pappas served as Boston’s Medical Director from 1978-2004. His tenure in that position was not without controversy because, during its latter stages, he also held a limited partnership in the team.
Now in his 80s, he is no longer... view

Deadline For Physician Extender Workshop Abstracts This Week

 02/03/2015 - 1:30pm  By: ToddC 

The Committee on Practice Advancement is once again proud to support the Athletic Trainer as Physician Extender Workshops as part of the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 23. In an effort to encourage the continued growth and usefulness of this workshop for athletic trainers across this setting, the event organizers are currently calling for abstracts from potential speakers to... view







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