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By Kim Diggs Getting government backing on issues that directly affect athletic trainers is no easy feat. This is why the Colorado Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) has recently galvanized athletic trainers statewide, utilized the social...
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For this entry in the ongoing SLC Blog Series, the NATA Student Leadership Committee talked with athletic trainer Shelly Mullenix, MS, ATC, about the opioid crisis facing America and athletics. Mullenix serves as the senior associate athletic...
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By Kim Diggs The roads that lead to athletic training are varied. James Collins, ATC, president of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) and director of football and medical services for the Los Angeles Chargers, found his way...
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Negotiating salary with a new employer can be intimidating. The February NATA News features a salary negotiation infographic handout that offers 10 tips to help members as they discuss compensation with a new employer. Provided by the Business of...
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By Kim Diggs Every year, high school students return to school; the football season revs up, and media outlets far and wide ask the same question: Is football safe for students? In 2016, Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) decided to get...
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By Kim Diggs On the heels of a bipartisan triumph for sports medicine, NATA members will get the opportunity to participate in an annual political tradition. ATs from all over the country will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual...
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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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UPDATE: The Senate passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Oct. 3. The bill will now go to the President for signature. UPDATE: The House of Representatives approved language changes made by the Senate and passed the Sports Medicine...
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By Kim Diggs Every day, Cari Wood, ATC, athletic trainer for Redmond High School, in Redmond, Oregon, and former NATA District Ten director, wades through hallways brimming with chatting students and smiling faces. On Dec. 14, 2017, RHS lost one of...
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Webinar Description: In the August/September edition of NATA News , President Lindley discussed the importance of establishing a clear and concise elevator speech. Last week, the NATA Public Relations Committee introduced a few tips you can use to...