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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. 
10 Reasons Why You Should... view

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

ATs in the News

 07/18/2014 - 2:37pm  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 - 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







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