Training & Conditioning

Strong Values


By Jason Benguche, MS, CSCS, PES
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Passing It On

If teaching a sports medicine class is in your future but you’re not sure where to start, we have a step-by-step guide for the course approval and development process.
By Bart Peterson

Bart Peterson, MSS, LAT, ATC, is Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director at Palo Verde High Magnet School in Tucson, Ariz. He currently sits on the NATA Board of Directors and has served on the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee and as secretary of NATA District 7. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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When the Prevention is the Cause

By Vern Gambetta

I find it ironic that as our knowledge of training has grown, injuries have actually increased, not decreased. There has been an increased emphasis on sports science, and I see more time devoted to “injury prevention” routines, sometimes to exclusion of actual training. Some of these programs are quite elaborate and “sciencey” in their appearance and rationale. So where is the disconnect occurring?

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Session Notes: The Athletic Trainer and the Law

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Second Half Heroics

Looking for a way to ensure your football team plays the second half as strong as the first? Auburn University utilizes a specialized halftime nutrition plan.
By Scott Sehnert

Scott Sehnert, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CSCS, is the Sports Dietitian at Auburn University, where he oversees the nutrition needs of all 21 varsity athletic teams. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Wanted: Sports Nutritionists

The CPSDA has launched a membership drive to increase the number of nutritionists who specialize in working with athletes.


A new national membership association comprised primarily of registered dietitians working with athletes at the highest levels of sport in the U.S. launched its first membership drive September 3 to help develop “nutritionists” into sports dietitians.
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Bulletin Board

Butkus Aims to Keep it Clean

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus spent years intimidating opponents with his skills as well as his attitude. Now, the 69-year-old Hall of Famer is trying to instill an attitude in young athletes that directs them away from banned substances like steroids and toward a healthier lifestyle.
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Teaching & Treating

Athletic training students’ best clinical experiences are with instructors who know how to balance their teaching of students with their treating of athletes.
By Dr. Kent Scriber & Courtney Gray
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