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In March 2018, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) released the Standards for Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs at the Masters Level (2020 Standards) . In their rollout, CAATE states: The...
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While cheerleading once was considered a student activity related to spirit raising, nowadays it falls under many institution’s athletic programs thanks to its popularity and athleticism. As with any other athlete, cheerleaders face injury concerns...
The Spine Injury in Sport Group (SISG) was developed out of the prior Inter-Association Task Force on Pre-Hospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete. NATA has partnered with the NFL and NCAA to participate in and assist with sponsoring the project...
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With May being Mental Health Month, now is a great time to revisit NATA’s many mental health-related resources. The Mental Health section of the website features a bevy of related resources, from position and consensus statements to articles and...
By Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS Many athletic trainers have stories about former athletes who return to their clinic 10 years after graduation and mention problems with chronic joint pain. The patient tells stories about a knee swelling after a...
Expanding the reach of stories that highlight the expertise of athletic trainers can have a huge impact on promoting the athletic training profession. For example, did you know that the NATA president is featured in a monthly column on the USA Today...