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By Kim Diggs With a career spanning 22 years, Shelly Jones, ATC, has been able to identify gaps in care and resources within athletic training. Through collaboration and desire for change, Jones has helped usher in major shifts in Oregon’s standards...
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By Kim Diggs Updated April 16, 2019 In celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM), the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association (NCATA) curated a public art exhibition of original photographs and illustrations showcasing patient...
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March is an exciting month for athletic trainers. In addition to being National Athletic Training Month, March is also Women’s History Month. This Women’s History Month, we’d like to celebrate all #ATwomen making a difference in the profession and...
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By Elisabeth Hutchins My experience at Northwestern will never be forgotten. After seeing a Northwestern Sports Medicine Instagram post about welcoming athletic training interns, I inquired about the opportunity with one of the associate athletic...
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By Kim Diggs In honor of National Volunteer Month this April, we’re zooming in on the moments that have moved NATA members most since becoming active in their prospective committees and discovering what gaps these volunteer initiatives bridge. This...
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By Paul Geisler, EdD, ATC Editor’s Note: This is an extended version of “The Role of Basic Science in Athletic Training Education” article in the April NATA News . As most program administrators are undoubtedly aware, Standard 54 of the 2020...
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There are several factors to consider when determining which athletic training program is the right fit for you. It's important to investigate potential programs and weigh how each does or doesn't meet your personal needs. While cost is an important...
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By Kim Diggs Photo by Bigshots Snapshots As athletic trainers, it’s important to learn about different backgrounds. Views on health care, common health deficiencies and respectful interactions vary based on ethnicity, cultural background, religion,...
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March is an exciting month for athletic trainers. In addition to being National Athletic Training Month, March is also Women’s History Month. This Women’s History Month, we’d like to celebrate all #ATwomen making a difference in the profession and...
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By Kim Diggs Between the summers of 2005 and 2006, seven farmers died in eastern North Carolina due to heat stroke. The majority of farmers in North Carolina are undocumented citizens from Latin-American countries with limited access to health care...