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No Summer Lull Here at NATA: See How You Can Participate!

 08/15/2014 - 2:39pm  By: ToddC 
Just because we are in the midst of the dog days of summer doesn’t mean there is any less going on for the association. We actually have a handful of events that are in progress right now with some very important projects on the horizon. There is still time to participate, although the deadlines are approaching soon for a couple of these initiatives. Take a look at the list below to see what we have going on right now and how you can be a part of it. 
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Athletic Training Lessons Learned As an Umpire

 08/12/2014 - 5:34pm  By: Anonymous 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC

I have three boys who love to play baseball.  As a parent who tries to be involved as much as possible in their individual pursuits, I am at times asked to do things tha are out of my comfort zone; umpiring a baseball game has been one of those things. However, serving in this role has helped me to see being an athletic training student in a new light.

Last fall I showed up to a baseball game a few minutes before it was to... view

Here are the NPI Contest Standings, Heading into the Homestretch

 08/08/2014 - 1:59pm  By: ToddC 

NATA’s “Are You Being Counted?” NPI contest launched over a month ago at the convention in Indianapolis. Back then we released a flyer with the contest details as well as a post on this blog with general NPI information. If you have not participated yet or did not know about the contest, there is... view

Dallas ISD Equips Every High School with Athletic Trainer

 08/07/2014 - 3:58pm  By: Anonymous 

At the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year, the total number of ATs employed by Dallas Independent School District -- ranked 15th largest in the U.S. by enrollment, and the second largest in the state of Texas -- could be counted on two hands. But with high school football practices and two-a-days resuming on campuses all over North Texas this week, the district's decision to designate a certified athletic trainer... view

Farewell, Michelle

 08/04/2014 - 3:05pm  By: JordanB 

NATA’s first-ever AT-in-Residence Michelle Vryhof, MA, ATC, LAT, has completed her year with NATA and is moving on to become an athletic trainer at Chisholm Trail High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Michelle was an incredible asset to our organization and will be greatly missed, although she will remain very involved as a volunteer. We threw the future Mrs. Holt (she’s getting married in December!) a bridal shower/going away party, and afterward she took some time to reflect on her... view

10 Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Athletic Trainer Like Royalty….And Other Recent AT News Items

 08/01/2014 - 2:14pm  By: ToddC 
Today is the first day of August which means that fall sports are just beginning for many of our members out there. Since we know that these ATs have been preparing for this day, we thought they might not have had a chance to catch some of the news stories related to athletic training that have been making the rounds recently. Here we have collected just a few of those stories for your reading pleasure. 
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More NATA Members Contribute to the Body of Knowledge

 07/29/2014 - 10:55am  By: Anonymous 

For the first-ever research issue of NATA News last month, we used Twitter (@nata1950) to ask members to share their current athletic training research projects. These are some of the responses we received. Following submissions from our members, we are looking forward to what’s on the horizon for the profession.
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Honors & Awards Overview

 07/28/2014 - 10:17am  By: JordanB 

A new award season is upon us, and this year brings a new timeline for NATA’s national award program. This year, nominations begin August 1. The final day to nominate colleagues for national honors is September 15, and all application materials are due by October 1.

Members of the Hall of Fame, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, Fellows, Specialty and Athletic Trainer Service Award committees work diligently to be fair... view

New Study: Teens Report Higher Use of Steroids, Synthetic Human Growth Hormone

 07/24/2014 - 12:57pm  By: Anonymous 

A new survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids suggested that teen reports of performance enhancing drugs have more than doubled in the last year. Sponsored by the MetLife Foundation, the study reported that 11 percent of teens who were surveyed said they'd ever used steroids or synthetic human growth hormone without a prescription - a huge increase from the 5 percent in 2012.

"These findings underscore teens’ growing... view

Save the Date: ATEC 2015

 07/23/2014 - 4:54pm  By: JordanB 

Mark your calendars! The 2015 Athletic Training Educator’s Conference (ATEC), the premier conference for educators, program directors, preceptors and clinical coordinators, is Feb. 27-March 1 in Dallas. ATEC provides its attendees with a unique and well-rounded experience by offering different model practice sessions, breakouts, peer to peer and plenary sessions.

iLead, a leadership workshop for junior and senior students, will be held in conjunction with ATEC on February 27 and... view







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