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By Kimberly Hansen ATC, LAT, CES The field of athletic training has evolved significantly in recent years. For some, the focus has shifted from 60-hour work weeks and Friday night lights with the adrenaline rush of an athlete going down, to a place...
The NATA Student Leadership Committee will hold its spring webinar “Putting On Your Oxygen Mask Before Helping Others: From Wanting Life-Work Balance to Living Life-Work Balance,” by Kenneth E. Games, PhD, LAT, ATC, at noon (CST) March 4 at nata...
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...
The Super Bowl is arguably the most important game in football. While strength, strategy and player skillsets are important in reaching the height of their profession, none of it is possible without a healthy team. NATA had the pleasure of speaking...
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 Jamie Woodall, MPH, LAT, ATC In the February NATA News , I shared how athletic trainers can own their impact and highlight the value of their role and the profession to their current and potential employers. Once hired, every choice made, every...
In continuation of the NATA’s Student Leadership Committee’s blog series, we start the year off looking at the performing arts setting. Of the many settings athletic trainers are found in, performing arts may be one of the most unique. With various...
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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...
By Kim Diggs After years of service as an athletic trainer – treating countless injuries, providing emotional support and guidance to hundreds of athletes – Larry Cooper, MS, LIAT, ATC, former chair of the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’...
Hello Students and welcome to the NATA Student Leadership Committee’s first career explorations blog post! This month, we are exploring athletic trainers working in the professional sports setting. Read on to learn more about four professional sport...