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 04/13/2015 - 2:08pm  By: ToddC 

After a flurry of votes over the last few days, we have a winner for the NATM 2015 poster contest! Congratulations go out to Cumberland Valley Athletic Training (@CVeagles_AT) for receiving the most votes in the poll. As the winner of the contest, they will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and a $50 credit to the NATAGear merchandise store. You can see the top ten entries below but be sure to check back here this Friday when we reveal the winners of our #NATM2015 Social Media Contest... view

Gatorade Sports Science Institute's Nutrition in Sport Series

 04/13/2015 - 1:50pm  By: JordanB 

The Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) has created the Nutrition in Sport series which combines practical advice with relevant supporting research by leading sports nutrition scientists and practitioners in the field to provide sport-specific expertise.
 
GSSI has appointed a group of experts, the American Football Task Force, to share research and recommendations pertaining to American football.
 
The task force has developedthe Nutrition in Sport:... view

New Running Study in Journal of the American College of Cardiology

 04/09/2015 - 1:40pm  By: ToddC 
With the turn of the calendar page should come a turn — for the better — in the weather. Runners, I can promise you, are celebrating. They can get off the treadmill, get out of the health club and resume running outside.
 
Could anything be healthier?
 
Unfortunately that depends on how far and how hard one is running, or so says a study published last month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (... view

Help Us Choose the #NATM2015 Poster Contest Winner!

 04/07/2015 - 3:57pm  By: ToddC 

The response to our NATM Social Media Contest was impressive once again this year. We are collecting all the photos right now and will be announcing the prize winners next week. But another option available was to post a photo of the NATM poster we included with the February NATA News. Because we had such great entries for this, we need your help to choose the winner. We have narrowed it down to a top 10 and they are posted below. You can vote for two, so let us know which ones you think are... view

Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport

 04/02/2015 - 3:56pm  By: JordanB 

NATA and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recently hosted “Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport,” a meeting designed to bring key stakeholders together to discuss sports safety in secondary schools across the country.

After the publication of the “Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics: Best Practices Recommendations” consensus statement in... view

Only A Few Days Left For NATM 2015

 03/27/2015 - 1:02pm  By: ToddC 

The end of National Athletic Training Month is almost here. There are still a handful of days left to promote ATs and the profession, though, and we’re looking for a strong finish! So if you haven’t posted a photo with the hashtag #NATM2015 for the NATA Social Media Contest and/or the NATM poster contest, there’s no better time. Any photo or... view

NFL Rule Change Momentous For Athletic Trainers

 03/25/2015 - 11:04am  By: ToddC 

Yesterday, during the NFL's annual owners meetings several rules changes were announced by the Competition Committee. One of these was especially significant because it will affect the athletic trainers who act as independent injury spotters during games. The new rule gives them the ability to stop a game if a player appears disoriented.
 
This is an unprecedented granting of power from the league as it will be the first time a third party besides the referees can halt... view

Students: Look for the “Flecks of Gold”

 03/24/2015 - 10:26am  By: JordanB 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University

In my last blog post I encouraged you as athletic training students to pay attention to the little things that help you become an athletic trainer.  Ideas included to be present, seek out opportunities, and to incorporate foundational behaviors of professional practice.  Since writing that post... view

AT Spotlight: Chelsea Davis

 03/20/2015 - 10:00am  By: JordanB 

We're starting a new series where we spotlight an athletic trainer or AT student each month. Our first AT spotlight is Chelsea Davis, a senior AT student (who just passed her certification exam!) at Montclair State University.

Chelsea has taken a very interesting path to this point, overcoming homelessness and other hardships to achieve her dream of becoming an athletic trainer. She was nominated by Marsha Grant-Ford, PhD, ATC, who said: "She is an extraordinary young woman... view

Where’s Your Poster? Show Us and You Could Win!

 03/20/2015 - 10:40am  By: ToddC 

We are past the midway point of National Athletic Training Month but there is still plenty of time to promote the profession and maybe even pick up a prize along the way. The past two weeks we have highlighted some of the great photos and videos that ATs have been posting with the #NATM2015 hashtag, which qualify for the NATA Social Media Contest. But there is another way that you can qualify for a prize and that is by showing us a... view

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