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Honors & Awards Overview

 07/28/2014 - 9:17am  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 - 11:57am  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 - 3:54pm  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

ATs in the News

 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm  By: ToddC 

Although we are still working to educate the public about the value and contributions of athletic trainers, it’s always exciting to see the news media present stories that highlight the lives and accomplishments of ATs. Recently, we have come across several stories that have done just that. Since you might not have seen them already, we wanted to collect them here so you might have a chance to read them too. We often post articles we come across on our Twitter feed, in addition to... view

Support AT Legislation by Sending in Your Postcards

 07/17/2014 - 12:13pm  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 - 12:58pm  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 - 9:50am  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 - 1:38pm  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 - 1:02pm  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 - 1:43pm  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







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