Professional Development

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UPDATE: NATA is conducting a maintenance outage for nata.org, pdc.nata.org and jobs.nata.org from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT Sept 19. Gather will also undergo a maintenance outage Sept. 19-23. By Kim Diggs In order to provide a more streamlined, user-...
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By Kim Diggs As the concern with the long-term effects of football in athletes grows, discussions about chronic traumatic encephalopathy have become more highly publicized. During the 70th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, NFL Chief Medical...
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By Kim Diggs After retiring from Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California, following a 38-year career that included time spent as a professor, head athletic trainer and treatment center coordinator, Bobby Boswell, ATC, forged a new path. He...
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By Kim Diggs Over the years, schools have taken more interest in proper post-concussion procedures, ensuring return-to-sport protocol is implemented. In addition, a key component to the recovery and adjustment of student athletes is the development...
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By Kim Diggs The NATA Research & Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization aiming to push the profession forward by providing grants for research projects. “The money helps us further the advancement of the AT profession,” said NATA...
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By Kim Diggs Prior to the 70 th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo beginning, six preconference workshops were held on a variety of topics, primarily in the South Seas ballroom. Workshops ranging from three and a half to six hours incorporated...
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By Kim Diggs For the first time, the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. June 25 in Oceanside F. One of the youngest committees in NATA, LGBTQ+AC was created to push the athletic training profession toward further...
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By Kim Diggs While today marks the official start of the 70th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, yesterday we brought in NATA 2019 with a bang. The Welcome Reception, held Monday, June 24, brought the neon lights of the strip to the dance floor...
Certified athletic trainers who attend all three days of the 70th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo will earn up to 25 CEUs. Additional CEUs can be earned by attending Monday's Advance Track Seminars (6 CEUs for the 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. events and 4...
By Kim Diggs In honor of Mental Health Month, NATA is conducting a mental health blog series throughout May to examine different facets of this topic and how they impact athletic trainers and their patients. This post focuses on an initiative...