January 29, 2015
Former Texas A&M University Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director Karl Kapchinski, who had been with the school since 1979, was abruptly fired in November of 2013. While Kapchinski, who was 56 at the time of the firing, claims his termination was age discrimination, the school says it was based on his job performance.According to an article in The Eagle, Kapchinski, who was the NATA's Division 1 College Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2005:
January 29, 2015
Concussions are in the national spotlight for the damage being done to student and professional athletes. Determining when an athlete should be removed from play is a major challenge in preventing injury. Athletes routinely deny symptoms. The CDC estimates that between 1.6 and 3.8 million students have concussions every year.
January 29, 2015
When USA Football's national teams took the field last week in preparation for a series of International Bowls versus Canada, their athletic trainers were armed with a simple concussion test they've never used before, but has been around for quite some time. The reason for the shift in protocol was simple - they needed a quick, reliable, and scientifically validated tool they could count on to enhance and support real-time decisions in determining who is and isn't suffering from a concussion.
January 29, 2015
Generally, athletic trainers have a well-known protocol to follow when it comes to helping athletes through acute injuries. But more complicated, chronic conditions require overcoming a different set of obstacles. Here, we take a look at how athletes have managed them. *** A recent article in the Courier-Post detailed how several New Jersey high school athletes dealt with their conditions, including:  
References
December 16, 2014
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November 11, 2014
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