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ATCs Acting Fast: “He Saved My Life”

When Morgan Krout was starting her new job as an assistant athletic trainer, one of her advisors at Catawba College pulled her aside for a query: “What are you going to do when you have... more »

Olympic Athlete Thanks Trainer & Medical Staff in Open Letter

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are gearing up, and with that are a slew of stories featuring Olympic athletes, their work ethics, and their road to global glory. Kaleigh Gilchrist, a two-time U.S. Olympic water... more »

Load Management: How ATCs Juggle Large Student Bodies

Imagine walking into your office on a Tuesday, in the middle of a nice spring day, and seeing a long line of teenagers waiting for you. All of them are in pain, some greater than... more »

Ashley Labrador: 2021’s Most Valuable HS Athletic Trainer of the Year

Four years into her athletic training career, Ashley Labrador and her skills were put to the ultimate test. She had taped ankles, dealt with helmet-to-helmet collisions, and administered preventative and rehabilitative care to student-athletes, but... more »

5 Tips to Freeze Heat-Related Illnesses

Two decades after the tragic training camp death of Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl offensive lineman Korey Stringer, prevailing attitudes toward heat illness have shifted dramatically. But even 11 years after the Korey Stringer Institute was... more »

Steps to Become an Athletic Trainer

Are you thinking about becoming an athletic trainer? According to the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), there are more than 44,000 U.S. members and approximately 50,000 athletic trainers practicing nationally. Additionally, the organization represents students... more »

In Shortened Season, Data Shows NBA Injuries Are Up

In a condensed season-and-a-half, NBA player injuries appear to have risen according to a recent report from ESPN.com. After the 2019-20 NBA season had its season paused, moved down to a Florida bubble, and restarted... more »

The Center Foundation Raising Funds for Oregon High School ATC

The Center Foundation, a Central Oregon nonprofit dedicated to providing sports medicine services to high school students, said this week it is working hard to expand its program to Bend’s newest high school. The Foundation... more »

After 45 Years, Broncos ATC Retires with Team

The longest-tenured employee in Denver Broncos history is hanging them up. Longtime head athletic trainer Steve "Greek" Antonopulos is retiring after 45 years with the club, the team announced Monday. According to the organization, Antonopulos'... more »

Ohio Bill Could Expand ATC’s Role in Injury Treatment

An Ohio bill, designed to expand an athletic trainer's ability to render care, received overwhelming support last week. According to a report from WCPO.com, House Bill 176 would allow certified athletic trainers the option to... more »

New UMass Degree Option Provides Another Path for Exercise Science Students

A new UMass Lowell course of study for students interested in pursuing a career in fitness and sports management is already proving to be a popular option. Students enrolled in UMass Lowell’s Zuckerberg College of... more »

New York Bill to Push ATC Licensure

A New York bill is currently going through the state assembly and aims to update the scope and evolving practices of athletic trainers in the Empire State. The Athletic Training Licensure Act would, according to... more »

Two Ohio Trainers Save HS Baseball Player’s Life

"It didn't feel like an accomplishment," Jaci Combs, an athletic trainer for Fairborn High School in Ohio, said. "I was full of dread about it, honestly, because we didn't know what the outcome would be."... more »

Two Athletic Trainers Save Referee’s Life during Football Game

Two fast-acting athletic trainers sprang into action when a referee suffered a heart attack during a football game last week on Long Island, New York. During a weekend game between East Meadow High School and... more »

Recovery Technology Education Platform Developed for NFL Athletic Trainers

 Hyperice, the industry leader in recovery technology and pioneer of percussion, vibration, dynamic air compression, and thermal technology, today announced the launch of athletic trainer education courses with PFATS, the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society,... more »

5 Facts about ATCs during National Athletic Trainers Month

March is National Athletic Training Month, an opportunity to spread awareness of the impact athletic trainers (ATs) have on work, life and sport. Athletic trainers are health care professionals that prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate... more »

California Athletic Trainer & Students Save Dogs From Fire

A California athletic trainer and a group of his student-athletes sprang into action off the field this week — stopping a fire from spreading to a nearby home. Willi Johnson, an athletic trainer with Fierce... more »

Alabama Debates Bill That Could Change ATC Care

Lawmakers in Alabama debated a controversial new bill that could change how injuries are treated by athletic trainers in the state. A recent report from WAFF48 highlighted the story of Senate Bill 73, which would... more »

Murray State Adds Athletic Trainer for Women’s Soccer

Murray State Athletics is proud to announce the hiring of Jessica Young to its sports medicine staff where she will serve as the primary athletic training contact for the Racer women's soccer program. "I want to thank Kevin... more »

Boise State Trainers Navigating Athletes Through Pandemic

On the campus of Boise State University, the school's athletic trainers have had much more on their plates than in previous years. Ever since the return of sports at Boise State, COVID-19 protocols have been... more »

4 Ways The AD/ATC Relationship Helps Bolster the Health of Student-Athletes

The role of certified athletic trainers (ATC) in high schools has steadily evolved. An awareness of legal liabilities for schools, the inherent risks of sport-participation, and a growing body of knowledge on student-athlete safety has... more »

Cal State Fullerton Trainer Addresses Mental Health Awareness Among Athletes

Jaime Potter, the interim head athletic trainer at Cal State Fullerton, knows the importance of maintaining one's mental health during the student-athlete experience — especially during a pandemic. In a recent interview with The Daily... more »

Survey: NCAA Coaches Satisfied with Athletic Trainers

A recent sports survey found NCAA head coaches at all three levels are satisfied with their athletic trainers and the services provided as well as sharing a mutual respect. The study, titled "NCAA Head Coach... more »

Athletic Trainers on the Front Lines for Fullerton College

Athletics on the campus of Fullerton College in California have been on hold through this point of the academic school year, but with the help of its athletic trainers, sports a preparing to return soon.... more »

Massachusetts Trainer Saves Referee’s Life at Game

A Massachusetts high school athletic trainer sprang into action last week when a soccer referee suddenly suffered a heart attack during a game. Amy Tessitore, athletic trainer for Hanover (MA) High School, acted and thought... more »

Longtime Atlanta Braves Athletic Trainer Dies

Dave Pursley, the former athletic trainer of the Atlanta Braves, died on Sunday, according to FOX-5 Atlanta and other outlets. He is a member of the Braves Hall of Fame, joining the organization when the... more »

Illinois Hospital Ends AT Program for Schools

Decatur (IL) Public Schools will have to find other athletic trainers to treat their student-athletes when high school sports returns. According to a report from WCIA.com, DPS officials stated last week that Decatur Memorial Hospital... more »

Survey: ATs Urge Compliance to COVID-19 Preparedness

*These survey findings are from is an issued press release via the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  A survey conducted by National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) found that while there may be robust COVID-19 preparedness and... more »

CHSAA SMAC’s Recommendations on Air Quality

Wildfires have been dominating the west coast of the country in recent weeks. As firefighters battle to quell the blazes, the after-effects of poor air quality have begun to trickle down to the high school... more »

AATA Releases Statement on Exertional Heat Stroke

Earlier this week, the Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association (AATA) released a statement on exertional heatstroke as some athletic programs around the country resume fall sports. The statement shares research findings from studies, devices to use... more »

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