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Your Own Sports Medicine Conference

 01/06/2016 - 9:26am  By: ToddC 

by Dale Grooms, ATC

Have you ever thought of hosting your own Sports Medicine Conference? It can be a lot of work, but is well worth the effort. These local CEU events are an excellent opportunity to create low cost, yet effective, learning opportunities for your local athletic trainers and develop deeper professional relationships with them. These relationships are not only fostered within the athletic training community, but also enhance the relationships between other professional... view

Building Relationships With Your Local EMS

 01/06/2016 - 9:43am  By: ToddC 

by Denise Alosa, MS, ATC

One of the most important work relationships you can foster as a secondary school athletic trainer is that of your local EMS team. You do not want the first time you meet your EMS squad to be while you are standing over an injured athlete. Take the time to connect with them regularly, and it will make those interactions on the field go smoothly.

When you make the decision to call EMS, there is a good reason, and that is that you need help for you and... view

Degree Transition Webinar Series, Lesson 1

 12/21/2015 - 11:11am  By: ToddC 

The Executive Committee for Education has started a series of webinars to answer questions members raised regarding the degree transition. Here is the first video:  

Degree Transition Considerations and Programmatic Self-Assessment

Lesson One serves to provide Athletic Trainers, specifically AT Educators, with a framework to further understand and investigate the newly announced CAATE requirement that athletic training education must be offered as a graduate-level... view

AT Spotlight: Adam Quigley

 12/21/2015 - 10:08am  By: ToddC 

In the January NATA News, Adam Quigley, ATC, SCAT, a graduate student at the University of South Carolina, shared how an internship with the University of Arizona football team during his undergraduate studies opened his eyes to a world of possibility. 
 
“I was able to truly see how athletic trainers went through their work day,” he said. “For me, it was great to see what I didn... view

Shelley Tims Joins the NATA Foundation

 12/21/2015 - 10:08am  By: JordanB 

The NATA Research & Education Foundation welcomed Shelley Tims as its new director in the fall of 2015. Since that time, she has worked tirelessly to promote the NATA Foundation and its yearlong silver anniversary celebration, which kicks off in January 2016.
 
In the January NATA News, Tims discussed her professional background, goals for her new... view

Tommy John Handout

 12/21/2015 - 10:18am  By: JordanB 

Spring will be here before you know it, and with it will comes baseball season. Because the sport consists of so many repetitive motions, overuse injuries are a risk, even for young athletes. To help you educate your athletes and community on this issue, NATA has created a Tommy John Handout, found on p. 46 of the January NATA News... view

Safe Sports School Award Honorees For November

 12/11/2015 - 3:25pm  By: ToddC 

The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. The recipient list continued to grow in November with 22 additional schools honored. You can see the full list below. If you are interested in learning more and/or applying there is an information packet available that includes the ... view

Brace Yourself! Transitioning From the Sideline to a DME Coordinator

 12/10/2015 - 3:28pm  By: ToddC 

By Jessica Daniels, MS, ATC

In order to give you the exciting overview of my current position, you should probably know a little bit about my career path. It’s quite the journey! Coming into the field of athletic training, I was highly energized to pursue my goal as a college athletic trainer. I had done a number of rotations as a non-traditional student, and I felt I had a good idea of what was out in “the real world”. I can easily call myself the determined, over-... view

ATs Win Research Award to Fund Air Force Project

 12/07/2015 - 8:06am  By: ToddC 

Two University of the Incarnate Word athletic trainers, Dr. Shandra Esparza and Dr. Reid Fisher have successfully been awarded a Clinical Research Initiative (CRI) Intramural Research Award  to fund a project titled:  "Athletic Trainer Integration in U.S. Air Force Basic Training: Reducing Injury and Related Costs”. This is a 30 month, $970,000 project that will embed two certified athletic trainers with in an Air Force Squadron of 1,200 Trainee Airmen at Lackland Air... view

Training for Active Shooter Emergency

 12/04/2015 - 3:20pm  By: JordanB 

By Heather Harvey, MA, ATC
AB Miller High School, Redlands, California
NATA Young Professionals’ Committee

 
I’m sure everyone has heard about the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, California. The Inland Regional Center, where the shootings took place, is about 15 minutes away from my workplace, and we have all had some connections with people who were either there or, sadly, lost their lives in the attack. A graduate of our... view

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