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 the NATA. When she began her career, Max was one of few women in the field.

As she assumed her role, Max told Training & Conditioning that she hoped the publicity the topic was getting would help promote the profession.

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