Emerging Settings

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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...
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In the cover story of the March NATA News , “Caring for Those Who Care for Others,” athletic trainer and Metis Tactical founder Hunt Whitten, ATC, LAT, EMT, discusses his work in the public safety setting, specifically with firefighters in the...
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Adjusting your skills from the field or court to the warehouse isn’t always one-size-fits-all. To make an industrial injury prevention plan more attainable, NATA has created an infographic that appears in the March NATA News . This infographic...
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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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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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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’...
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With a greater emphasis placed in recent years on evidence-based medicine and value-based services at reasonable costs, NATA has launched a project to illustrate the value of employing athletic trainers as rehabilitation specialists in the clinical...
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Athletic training is not a stagnant profession. The people drawn into the profession are naturally movers, innovators and forward thinkers – so it’s no surprise that a profession full of people on the move is constantly moving. As athletic trainers...
COPA reorganizes, expands into a council
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By Marty Matney, MBA, LAT, ATC, Chair, Council on Practice Advancement The NATA Board of Directors approved a proposal for reorganizing the Committee on Practice Advancement and moving it to the Council on Practice Advancement (COPA) at the Board of...
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By Amanda Donahue, MS, ATC Athletic trainers showed strong representation in Houston for a second time this year during the 27th annual Conference of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) in October. This four-day...