Athletic Trainers Honored for Heroic Act at Lifesaver Award Presentation

California Athletic Trainers’ Association Recognizes Athletic Trainers for Saving Life at Rancho Bernardo High School  Today, four San Diego-based athletic trainers (AT) were honored for saving a spectator’s life at Rancho Bernardo High School during a January 20 basketball game against Westview High. Recognizing their heroic actions, the California Athletic

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Special Issue of Journal of Athletic Training Focuses on Concussions

Sport-related concussion, one of the most complex injuries in sports medicine, is the focus of a new special issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, the scientific publication of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. “Over the last 20 years, our understanding of concussion mechanics, injury assessment and management has increased

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Video: Concerns Over Unqualified Athletic Trainers

San Diego’s ABC 10 News (KGTV) interviews athletic trainer Robbie Bowers and discusses the importance of regulating the profession through Assembly Bill 1510.

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Growth of Female Athletic Trainers

With the NATA’s official start in 1950, athletic trainers are part of a relatively young professional field. Since then, the industry has come a long way for female athletic trainers. In 2000, Julie Max, MEd, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer at California State University, Fullerton, became the first female president of

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Video: What it Takes to Become an Athletic Trainer

University of South Carolina Athletic Trainer, Jane Steinberg, visits WLXT to discuss the value of the athletic trainer and what is required to become one.

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Local athletic trainers back push for state licensing program

A football player bangs helmets with another during a high school game. One gets up slowly, a little stunned. Off the field, someone asks him how he is. “I’m fine, just got my bell rung. I can go back in,” he says. He didn’t lose consciousness and doesn’t have a

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Are your kids safe in their sport? Task force recommends new protections

Emergencies are rarely predictable and that’s why having a detailed plan matters, especially when it comes to the health and safety of young athletes. That was the underlying theme as health care experts released comprehensive emergency medical recommendations for youth sports leagues Tuesday at the 8th annual Youth Sports Safety

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Assemblymember Matt Dababneh Announces Legislation to Regulate Athletic Training in California – the Only State without Oversight

Bill Supported by leading physician groups and many other healthcare and sports organizations   SAN DIEGO – Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) has announced legislation that would require licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 1510,

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Groups Urge California to Regulate Athletic Trainers

In an environment where more states are passing laws requiring practicing athletic trainers to be licensed, there’s one state that has an unusually low barrier to entry for would-be athletic trainers: California. The Golden State is currently the only state that doesn’t regulate the athletic training profession, but advocacy groups

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National Athletic Trainers’ Association Recommends Winning Combination to Support High School Sports Safety

As fans around the world celebrated Super Bowl Sunday, winning teams and sports safety always remain top of mind. What does the Championship Team have in common with the top 25* 2016 high school football programs? All have one or more athletic trainers to reduce injury and provide medical care.

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