The Athletic Training Position Absolutely Needs to be Regulated by the State Of California

In the following guest editorial, Nicole Dahl offers some thoughts on California’s athletic training regulations (or lack thereof): Imagine yourself needing a diagnostic blood test. Would you prefer to have your blood drawn by a certified Phlebotomy Technician who has completed a required number of hours of supervised training, has

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Assemblymember Kevin Mullin announces legislation to protect the public and regulate athletic training in California

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) has announced legislation that would protect the public by requiring licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 3110, individuals must be certified by the Board of Certification before they

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A concussion stole it all

Kevin Salamone’s eyes were locked on a soccer ball, floating tantalizingly through the air, so he never saw the elbow coming. He jumped for a header just as a defender’s arm crashed down on his skull, bashing his brain from above. The blow left Salamone stunned, with vision blurred so badly that he

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CATA President Jason Bennett’s Pre-game Interview

CATA President Jason Bennett was interviewed live during the pregame show of the Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers game on Feb. 24, 2018. The CATA PSA played on the jumbo tron right after the interview to a packed house.

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Public Service Announcement 2018

Legislation would protect the public by requiring licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 3110, individuals must be certified by the Board of Certification before they can call themselves “athletic trainers,” health care professionals charged

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Venice High sports medicine teacher honored as a California Teacher of the Year

Kirsten Farrell, a health science and medical technology teacher for Venice Senior High School, was named by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson as one of five 2018 California Teachers of the Year. She is the only Los Angeles teacher in 2017 to receive the honor.

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California Lacking in High School Athletic Trainers

California high schools are lacking in qualified athletic trainers to attend to student-athletes, according to a report from Fox 40, Sacramento’s Fox affiliate. The Golden State is home to over 800,000 high school athletes but law in California does not require high schools to have athletic trainers at practices and games.

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Roughly Half of California Schools are Without Athletic Trainers

According to the California Interscholastic Federation, there are more than 800,000 high school athletes in the state but California does not require schools to have certified athletic trainers at practices and games. “Absolutely, we have to fix it. It is alarming because health and safety questions on the sidelines of

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Legislative Update 12.20.17

Colleagues; The challenges involved with successfully running legislation often go beyond the policy inherent with the bill itself. Our author, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, is resigning from the legislature over recurrent charges of sexual harassment. When the news of the charges became public, your legislative team immediately began exploring different options. 

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Two of San Diego’s best athletic trainers talk AB1510 and player safety

San Diego athletic trainers Robbie Bowers and Christina Scherr talk with KUSI’s Paul Rudy about California’s lack of licensure and need for regulation of athletic trainers in the state.

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