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Support AT Legislation by Sending in Your Postcards

 07/17/2014 - 1:13pm  By: JordanB 

NATA collected nearly 2,000 postcards from athletic trainers demonstrating their support for S. Res 372, the Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights, during the convention in Indianapolis, all of which will be distributed to their respective U.S. Senators by NATA’s lobbying team in Washington, D.C.
If you didn't receive one of these postcards at convention or were unable to attend, don't feel left out: Email Jessica McDowell (... view

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee Videos

 07/11/2014 - 1:58pm  By: ToddC 

One of the highlights of J&J Day every year at the convention is the NATA Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This is the time we celebrate the newest inductees of the Hall of Fame in front of thousands of attendees as well as members of their families. In addition to giving a speech of their own, tribute is paid to each inductee in the form of video interviews with significant individuals from their professional lives. And although the in-person experience cannot be replicated, we still... view

Your 2014 Presidential Candidates

 07/09/2014 - 10:50am  By: JordanB 

NATA is pleased to introduce your 2014 presidential candidates: Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC, and Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. Voting will take place Sept. 1-30, so be checking your email inbox for voting informaiton in the coming months. We'll be publishing expanded profiles in the August/September issue of the NATA News. Scroll to the end of the post to watch a video of the candidates presenting their platforms and answering... view

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







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