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Post-Convention Summer Reading

 07/08/2014 - 2:38pm  By: Anonymous 

Runners gathered early for the 5K Fun Run during this year's convention.
Photo credit: Jordan Grantham / NATA

For those who may have missed the following sessions on some of the profession’s most prevalent issues, fear not: We’ve got plenty of related resources and follow-up materials to keep you both in-the-know and entertained, from peer-reviewed articles to newsworthy feature stories. Who said summer reading had to be fiction, anyway? Read on, you... view

Convention Chatter: ATs Recap Favorite Moments, Products of #NATA2014

 07/01/2014 - 2:02pm  By: Anonymous 

Despite feeling slightly exhausted, we at the NATA national office returned to Texas still motivated from such a successful week in Indianapolis! We've especially enjoyed reliving some of the convention's most special moments through photos, videos and attendees’ posts on social media. On Saturday, we chatted with athletic trainers on the trade... view

Keep Up With the Convention Even If You’re Not in Indianapolis

 06/24/2014 - 2:43pm  By: ToddC 

Even if you aren’t able to make the trip to Indianapolis for #NATA2014, you can still follow the convention activity through some of our other resources. 

1. Follow us on Twitter
We are already live tweeting from NATA’s official Twitter account (@NATA1950) and will be doing so throughout the week. We'll be posting updates and photos from a variety of events. Be on the lookout for our hashtag #NATA2014. You might... view

Are You Being Counted?

 06/20/2014 - 2:58pm  By: JordanB 

By Jessica Daniels, MS, ATC, LAT

The National Provider Identifier (NPI) has been gaining attention within our industry in recent years. NPIs are used to identify health care providers when transmitting claims or transactions electronically, and they fulfill a requirement set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The NPI is the standard identifier among health care professionals and is required by many employers. While having your... view

An Update on the NFL's Athletic Training Initiative

 06/18/2014 - 1:07pm  By: Anonymous 

by Michelle Vryhof, MA, ATC, LAT, NATA Athletic Trainer in Residence

The excitement was buzzing at NATA headquarters when President Obama announced that one of the significant planned contributions to youth sport safety was the NFL’s program to place more athletic trainers in high schools nationwide. This funding from the NFL to increase medical care for student athletes via athletic trainers and the president’s acknowledgement are things that have never happened before.... view

Six Word Declaration Project

 06/17/2014 - 4:12pm  By: JordanB 

One of our National Athletic Training Month activities was the 6 Word Declaration Project, an initiative where ATs use six words or less to respond to a prompt. The responses are always really clever and interesting. Here are some of our favorites:

Why choose athletic training?

  • Make a difference in others’ lives!
  • Because I care about athlete safety.
  • Not a choice; it's a calling.
  • Provide stellar medical care... view

Complete List of NATA Foundation Auction Items

 06/13/2014 - 3:01pm  By: ToddC 
The 2014 NATA Research & Education Foundation Silent Auction will feature some great items again this year. Find the Silent Auction booth in the NATA Connect section of the AT Expo in Indianapolis. All proceeds from the auction go toward funding athletic training scholarships and research grants. 
Below you will find the complete list of items that will be up for bidding in Indianapolis, some of them accompanied by photos. If you want to see... view

AT Plans Fundraising Hike to Benefit Research, Families Affected by Progeria Disease

 06/12/2014 - 4:15pm  By: Anonymous 

Although she’d never hiked a day in her life previously, the idea for a fundraising hike seemed to pop into her head naturally. Ruhf, MS, ATC, LAT, athletic trainer for Lower Moreland School District in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., attended a church retreat with Phyllis Falcone in October, whose two children were known to have progeria, a genetic disease that causes shortened lifespans and usually leads to strokes and heart attacks.

Starting June 20, Ruhf hopes to raise $25,000 for... view

Students: Making the Most of the NATA Convention

 06/10/2014 - 10:10am  By: JordanB 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University
In two weeks, athletic trainers and AT students from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the NATA convention. I would like to take a minute to discuss a few things that athletic training students can do to prepare for the 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. Since I know that not everyone can attend the convention, I will break my suggestions into two sections: one for... view

Quiz Bowl Field Set!

 06/06/2014 - 2:26pm  By: ToddC 

The 10 teams that will compete at the 2014 NATA Quiz Bowl in Indianapolis have been determined. Scheduled for 5 p.m. on June 27 at the convention, the Quiz Bowl is now in its sixth year and features teams from each district in a two-round Jeopardy-style competition. More than bragging rights will be on the line as the winning team receives $1,000 toward the school’s athletic training program or club. The second and third place teams will receive $500 and $250 respectively. In addition... view







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