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Today’s NATA convention schedule is packed with content! From BOC-approved EBP programing to the keynote presentation, get ready for a day full of events in Hall C of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The EBP programing, “Leaving the Lab and...
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What do “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Elf” have to do with the physician practice setting? Not much to the uninitiated observer. However, in one of the sessions at Monday’s Pre-Conference Career Workshops, those movies were used to help attendees...
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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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The February NATA News cover story examines the occupational health setting and the athletic trainers who are caring for this unique active population. In it, Jose Morales, MA, ATC, CEAS, a safety specialist at the Toyota plant in San Antonio,...
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By Meg Schneider, MS, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer- Radio City Christmas Spectacular Athletic Trainer- Chicago Bulls Entertainment team Most ATs are prepared for teams that traditionally play and practice outdoors, but what would happen if all of...
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By Aaron Ngor, ATC I consider myself lucky that I was able to find my passions early on. By passions I mean my love for hip-hop dance and medicine. When I entered the athletic training program at Chapman University, I had an initial fear of how to...
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By Amanda Donahue MS, ATC, NATA COPA Performing Arts Workgroup Member Retention is a term upper administration within academia use frequently, but may be less common in athletic training facility conversations. Will students return the following...
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By Jason Muchow, MHA, ATC The leaders and practitioners in the profession of sports medicine and athletic training have been working tirelessly to obtain the recognition and association with other health care professions within the United States...
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By Rachel Brown, MS, ATC Integrating athletic trainers in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs is a unique, yet sometimes overlooked, opportunity. ROTC programs are offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country...
by Jessica Daniels, MS, AT Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator Mercy Health/Wellington Sports Medicine COPA Physician Practice Workgroup As a certified athletic trainer, one topic I have heard many debate involves where to turn when the demands of...