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This year, more than 40 members are celebrating 50 years of NATA membership. Congratulations to them and all of our members celebrating milestones with the association this year. Our 50-year members of 2018 are: Stephen Bartlett Gregg Bautsch Gerald...
The Development section (on pages 33-37) of the December NATA News included details on many ways that NATA helped enhance the profession this year through programs, services and education designed to improve patient outcomes. Two major contributors...
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By Kim Diggs Athletic training students from across the country will make the trek to Irving, Texas, Jan. 25-26, 2019, to attend the iLEAD Athletic Training Student Leadership Conference, an opportunity to gain unique networking opportunities and...
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By Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Bryanna Garrett, LAT, ATC, Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC, and Anna Griffiths, MS, LAT, ATC University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, USF SMART Institute The proper recognition and...
Our thoughts are with the NATA members and their families who were affected by Hurricane Michael last month. NATA’s ATs Care Committee is available to aid ATs in the aftermath of a critical incident or death occurring to one or more of their...
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By Kim Diggs After a two-year stint, the Back to Sports Grant Program has come to a close. Held in partnership with the National Football League and American Heart Association (AHA), the mini-grant program awarded 188 NATA members with a grant to be...
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Athletic trainers and health care providers develop special relationships with their patients. However, concern comes when an athletic trainer crosses that professional boundary with their charges. Many individuals assume this behavior is specific...
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The Athletic Training Education Journal (available at www.natajournals.org ) invites manuscripts for a special thematic issue focusing on Health Care Leadership: Educating the Future Health Care Executive . The mission of this issue is to examine...
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Welcome to Hot Take, where we examine new and challenging topics in athletic training. This month, we are looking at CAATE’s new Curricular Content Standards from 2018, which open up potential questions about the scope of practice for athletic...
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Having a proper job description document for every position on the athletic training team is critical. From job proposals and new hire recruitment to job training and performance evaluations, everything stems from the job description document...