Oct 25, 2016
NATA Launches International Awards

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association International Committee announced that nominations are open for two inaugural awards that will honor athletic trainers and organizations from around the world who have contributed to the advancement of the profession and patient care abroad.

“NATA is committed to the continued expansion of athletic training worldwide,” said NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. “Honoring these individuals and organizations is instrumental in the growth of our profession.”

The International Partner Award recognizes a professional organization or individual(s) currently working in an international setting and demonstrating a significant contribution to the advancement of athletic training, athletic therapy, sports medicine or injury care and prevention.

The International Service Award recognizes a certified or licensed athletic trainer(s) who has displayed exceptional commitment to the education and development of athletic training in an international setting. NATA members who have served the profession at least 20 years are eligible.

Completed applications for both awards are due by January 1, 2017. Recipients will be selected based on the evidence of work in one or more of the following:

  • Significance of international outreach/engagement
  • Service and leadership internationally
  • Enriching the profession internationally
  • International advocacy

“These awards provide NATA with an opportunity to recognize and celebrate professionals and organizations that are advancing the practice of sports medicine and improving the lives of patients internationally,” says NATA International Committee Chair Mark Gibson, MS, ATC, PT. “Through this effort, as well as many others currently underway, we hope to expose more individuals to the impact athletic trainers have on work, life, and sport.”

Both inaugural awards will be presented during the NATA 68th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston in June 2017.

For additional information and instructions on how to apply or nominate someone, visit https://www.nata.org/membership/honors-and-awards/international-committee-awards.

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