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New EBP Requirements for ATs in 2014
NATA
Beginning in 2014, all ATs are required by the BOC to obtain EBP Category CEUs. ATs certified prior to 2013 will be required to complete 10 EBP CEUs to report by December 2015. To learn how you can earn EBP Category CEUs from NATA, click here. Be sure to bookmark this page, as NATA will be adding more EBP Category content throughout the year.
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Free CEU Event: Safeguarding Student Athlete Health & Welfare
NATA
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is hosting "Safeguarding Student Athlete Health & Welfare" April 15-16. Cosponsored by NATA, this free event will feature speakers Brain Hainline, MD, NCAA Chief Medical Officer, NATA Hall of Famer Ron Courson, ATC, PT, and Brooke de Lench, founder of MomsTeam.com. The schedule has three components: 1) "Local Response to a National Problem," 7-9 p.m. on April 15; 2) "Safeguarding Student Athlete Health & Welfare, 9 a.m.-noon on April 16; and "Priorities for Action on a National Level," 1-3 p.m. on April 16. Up to 7 CEUs are available. Sign up now!
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Volunteer at the Convention and Save
NATA
Registration for the 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo opened last week, and registering before May 1 qualifies you for the early-bird discount. If you want to save even more money, consider volunteering at the event. Volunteers can get a portion of their registration fee reimbursed, but you must pre-register for the meeting. Lend a hand, and save some cash!
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Upcoming Event: Best Practices for Intercollegiate Sports Medicine Management
NATA
The University of Georgia is hosting "Best Practices for Intercollegiate Sports Medicine Management" May 5-7 at the Tate Center. Cosponsored by NATA and designed for college administrators, athletic administrators, certified athletic trainers and team physicians, this course is based on the Inter-Association Consensus Statement on Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges. The course is intended to assist colleges and universities initiate, evaluate, and refine best practices for sports medicine management. Featured speakers include NATA President Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES; NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline, MD; Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC; Ron Courson, ATC, PT; Charlie Thompson, ATC; Randy Cohen, ATC, PT; Scott Anderson, ATC; Lawrence Lemak, MD; Tim Neal, ATC, and Eric Swartz, PhD, ATC. Participants will earn approximately 24 CEUs. Group discounts are available. Register now!
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Student Committee Mentor Position Available
NATA
The National Athletic Training Students' Committee (NATSC) is seeking a certified athletic trainer to serve as a mentor to the students on the committee. The committee is comprised of 11 students, one representative from each district and a chair. The mentors provide assistance as needed to the students with their responsibilities as committee members, provide leadership and serve as a positive role model for students. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please submit your CV and letter of intent to Todd Christman at toddc@nata.org.
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National Athletic Training Month Rolls On
NATA
The first week of National Athletic Training Month was a huge success! There were thousands of Twitter and Facebook posts using the hashtag #NATM2014. Let's keep the momentum going and continue to spread the word about this great profession. Don't forget to hang your free poster and enter our Social Media Contest! Another opportunity for recognition is our PR Contest, hosted by the NATA Public Relations Committee. Winners will be honored during the 2014 convention in Indianapolis.
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Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


Gaining Hands-On Athletic Training Experience
Iowa Now
March is commonly known as "March Madness" on the hardwood, but it's also "National Athletic Training Month," which is a month used by those in athletic training to promote the profession. Athletic training is considered an allied health care profession, amidst the likes of physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
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Use Your Head by Not Using Your Head
The Times of Northwest Indiana
For the latter half of last week, one story — other than the crisis in Ukraine — dominated international headlines: brain damage associated with playing soccer. Judging by the reaction of the mainstream media, the announcement by researchers at Boston University — that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy had been found in the brain of a deceased soccer player — was shocking.
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The Top 5 Questions to Ask About Sports Injuries
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
"Into every life a little rain must fall." In the case of training for a race, you might say, "Into every run, a little ache or pain might happen." Injuries are common for first time and less experienced runners. How do you know when it's serious or something you can work through?
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Jacksonville State to Begin New Sports Medicine Program
Anniston Star via The Piedmont Journal
In 2012, Hunter Pointer suffered a debilitating knee injury during the first play of the first game of his senior season for the Wellborn (Ala.) High School Panthers. Pointer returned to the game that night and continued to play, injured, for the remainder of the year. The pain persisted throughout the season, but Pointer wasn't willing to quit. "I didn't want to let my team, and my community and my friends down," Pointer said.
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Indiana House Passes Concussion Training Bill
WLFI-TV
Lafayette (Ind.) Jeff High School athletic trainer Jeff Clevenger knows the signs and symptoms of a concussion like the back of his hand. As a trainer, it's part of his job. "The athlete should be able to stand on one foot and be able to balance with their eyes closed and hands out to the side," Clevenger said. "If they have trouble doing that, along with the other signs and symptoms, then we suspect a concussion."
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Dunk Now, Pay Later: Elite College Players May Suffer in Middle Age
Public Radio Tulsa
College athletes astound us with their power and speed, but they can pay a price years later. Division I players are more likely to be disabled, depressed and in pain in middle age, a study finds. And they may end up worse off because they fail to make the switch from high-level competition to the low-level activity of the rest of us.
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Ask an Expert: All About Physical Therapy
Lifehacker
Say hello to Dr. Jill Murphy, owner of MotionWorks Physical Therapy in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Murphy was recently named the Wisconsin physical therapist of the year and has over a decade of experience as a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning specialist. She's here today lending her expertise on joint wear and tear, muscle tension, and pain (and more importantly, how to avoid these things).
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