News Releases

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) Give NASCAR and INDY Racing League Teams Competitive Edge


Teams with ATCs Report Better Performance, Fewer Injuries Among Drivers and Pit Crews

NATA Recommends AEDs in Schools to Help Save Lives


Leading Health-Care Organization Believes On-Site AEDs Are Essential In Treating Children and Adults for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

National Athletic Trainers' Association has Strong Voice on Timely Issue of Performance Enhancing Drugs


Athletes’ use of performance enhancing drugs has been one of the top news stories this week. A cover story in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine titled “In Pursuit Of Doped Excellence” addressed this issue. President Bush, in his State of the Union address, proposed an additional $23 million for schools that want to use drug testing and called on coaches, teams, owners and others to take the lead and help get rid of steroids in sports now.

Certified Athletic Trainers in the Department of Defense


(Dallas, TX, December 22, 2003) The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the membership organization for certified athletic trainers (ATCs) in the US will send out a needs assessment questionnaire/survey to ATCs living and working outside the United States and Canada. NATA will target international members and those who are associated with the Department of Defense on both an enlisted and civilian basis, specifically those who are outside the continental U.S. The NATA International Committee continues to address the major concerns of ATCs overseas.

Certified Athletic Trainers in the Department of Defense


National Athletic Trainers’ Association Study Confirms On-Site Programs in Occupational Work Settings Provide Positive Return on Investment

Growing number of ATCs Find Hospitals Offer Incresed Job & Career Opportunities, Higher Salaries and Fewer Work Hours


New National Athletic Trainers’ Association Survey Finds Hospitals Offer ATCs Diversity in Daily Duties & Greater Job Satisfaction

New Journal Editor Named


University of Virginia Professor Named Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Athletic Training

How to Recognize, Prevent & Treat Exertional Heat Illnesses


Many cases of exertional heat illness are preventable and can be successfully treated if such conditions are properly recognized and appropriate care is given in a timely manner. The main objective of the Inter-Association Task Force on Exertional Heat Illnesses Consensus Statement is to educate athletes, coaches, parents and medical staffs alike on what can be done to avert dehydration, exertional heat stroke (EHS), heat exhaustion, heat cramps and exertional hyponatremia. Prevention Strategies: The Task Force committee recommends:

NC State's Rozanski Joins Board of Directors of National Athletic Trainers' Association


DALLAS (June 12, 2003) - Charlie Rozanski, ATC, will begin his term on the board of directors for the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) at the end of June. He is a certified athletic trainer and is director of sports medicine with North Carolina State University in Raleigh. In his new role, Rozanski will represent NATA's district 3, which includes Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.

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