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Sleep is essential to health and function, playing a major role in cognitive performance, physical health and mental health. However, it seems like most people have trouble getting enough sleep. Studies show that one-third of college-aged student...
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The April NATA News – NATA’s annual Education Issue – features an article about the Journal of Athletic Training (JAT) and Athletic Training Education Journal (ATEJ), detailing the publications’ growth over the years and what’s to come in 2017. In...
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One of the missions of the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is the promotion of athletic trainers as leaders in issues related to cultural competence and professional diversity within the health care professions. The committee has a long-...
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By Daniel Ruedeman, MA, ATC, LAT When you think of the physician practice setting, what do you think about? What is it? Who works in this setting? What are they doing in this setting? Is this setting for me? When I first started at the University of...
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In January, the NATA Board of Directors approved a proposal to restructure and expand the NATA College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee (CUATC) into the Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM) to address the varying needs of...
Call for Applications Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Athletic Training The Journal of Athletic Training (JAT) Editor-in-Chief (EIC) position becomes available in June 2018. The term of appointment is two years and can be renewed twice, with agreement...
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The March NATA News features a skin injury infographic handout based on the new NATA position statement “ Management of Acute Skin Trauma .” The handout details the proper way to clean and dress a wound and provides tips for after care and follow-up...
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In the March NATA News , we celebrated our hundreds of volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Month this April. Several NATA committee members shared why they decided to give back to the association, what they’ve gained from their experiences and...
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Below is the text of a letter sent by NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, to Tom Price, recently confirmed secretary of health and human services: On behalf of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), I am writing to congratulate you...
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By Stacey Ritter, MS, ATC and Dale Grooms, ATC Transgender and gender identification have gained increased public awareness, however there is still a lack of education and understanding of the challenges those in the lesbian, bisexual, gay,...