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Athletic Trainers Play Pivotal Role in Cavaliers Success

Athletic trainers often get overlooked when thinking of the hierarchy of who's responsible for a team's success. But that doesn't mean they don't play a pivotal role in helping athletes achieve their dreams. Quite the... more »

Bills ATC Denny Kellington Receives NFL MVP Vote

One vote for the annual NFL MVP award went to the Buffalo Bills' athletic trainer whose quick actions played an instrumental role in the recovery of safety Damar Hamlin's on-field cardiac arrest. ESPN host Suzy... more »

Packers’ LB Walker Ejected After Pushing Lions’ ATC

Six days after the Buffalo Bills medical staff saved the live of safety Damar Hamlin, a Green Bay Packers linebacker was ejected from competition after shoving an athletic trainer from the Detroit Lions' staff while... more »

Centura Health, Fort Lewis College Partner for $4M Sports Medicine & Performance Center

Fort Lewis College is making yet another stride in health and performance facility development, now with the support of Centura Mercy Hospital, the premier medical provider of the Four Corners region. Centura Health committed a... more »

How Fitness Plays a Role in Mental Health

Fitness and a healthy outlook on life are key contributors to one's mental health. That is especially true for student-athletes. The definition of fitness is “the condition of being physically fit and healthy,” according to... more »

Two College ATCs Working with USMNT at World Cup

Two collegiate athletic trainers are helping the U.S. Men's National Team on its quest for a World Cup in Qatar this fall. Both Ron Shinault and Harris Patel are University of Georgia graduates who worked... more »

Meet Loch, Augusta University’s Therapy Dog

Augusta University student-athletes are benefiting from some cuddles and friendly energy as they bond with the department’s therapy dog, Loch. A recent article from Jagwire.Augusta.edu detailed how Loch the therapy dog has become a key fixture... more »

AHL Athletic Trainer Fired After Being Charged With Sexual Offense

An athletic trainer from an American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers has been fired from his position after being charged with contacting a minor to commit a sexual offense. Chad Drown recently... more »

ATC Saves Student’s Life at Homecoming Dance with CPR

The quick actions of an Illinois athletic trainer saved the life of a high school senior after she collapsed during the school's homecoming dance in September. Nicole Collins, the athletic trainer at Geneva (IL) High... more »

NFL Op-Ed: More Diversity in Sports Medicine Can Improve Athletes’ Health

As the National Football League begins another exciting season, players are once again relying on their club medical staffs to provide medical care and advice to stay healthy throughout the season. A recent op-ed post... more »

Former NC State Athlete Files Lawsuit, Claims Sexual Abuse

A former N.C. State soccer player has filed a federal lawsuit against the university claiming that the Director of Sports Medicine sexually abused athletes. The former student-athlete is suing North Carolina State University and Chancellor... more »

Michael Chesterfield — Running Towards the Problem

Michael Chesterfield was on a boat during his honeymoon when a woman in attendance collapsed from a seizure.  “What do you do? You run to it. That’s what I did. It was the way I... more »

April Johnson — Making A Difference At Every Stop

As an athletic trainer, April Johnson has been all over the country, but she feels most at home when helping others be healthy and safe.  “My philosophy has always been to find a place that... more »

Seton Hall Launches New Health Sciences Degree

Beginning with the fall 2022 semester, Seton Hall University will welcome incoming freshmen to its new Bachelor of Science in Interprofessional Health Sciences (B.S. in IPHS) program. Enrollment for the upcoming school year remains open to graduating... more »

Cincinnati Bengals Hire Summers as Head ATC

The Bengals hired Matt Summers as the team's new director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer. Summers replaces Paul Sparling, who is retiring after 30 years in the role. Summers joins the Bengals after... more »

New York ATCs Push for Updated Bill to Improve Safety

Since 1992, athletic trainers across New York State have been pushing for updated regulations that control what they can and cannot do. Many cite the evolving duties, training procedures, and capabilities that ATCs now possess... more »

Blackhawks Fire Minor League ATC for Sexual Harassment

The Chicago Blackhawks fired the longtime head athletic trainer of their AHL affiliate following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, the team said in a statement to ESPN. D.J. Jones' was confirmed to have been fired... more »

Colorado ATC Saves Basketball Referee’s Life With Help of EAP

Licensed athletic trainers like Ashley Cowan prepare for the worst with things like an emergency action plan (EAP), but one can only be so ready for when a worst-case scenario actually arrives. That moment came... more »

Logan University Taps St. Louis Cardinals Team Physician to Head Up New ATC Master’s Program

Logan University has hired Brian Mahaffey, MD as the medical director for its brand-new Master’s in Athletic Training program, which prepares students to provide evidence-based, preventative, and rehabilitative care in many health care capacities. Dr. Mahaffey... more »

Assistant Athletic Trainer Opening at King University

King University, an NCAA Division-II member institution and member of the Conference Carolinas, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. This position will assist in providing care for King’s 28 varsity intercollegiate... more »

Alabama ATC Charged with Having Sex with Student

A former athletic trainer at Flomaton High School in Alabama stands accused of having sex with a student, according to the local county sheriff’s office. Sheriff Heath Jackson said that on Nov. 15 investigators with... more »

Univ. of Pittsburgh ATC Donating Kidney to Colleague’s Child

A University of Pittsburgh athletic trainer is donating her kidney to save the life of a colleague's four-year-old son. Molly Trott has worked with the Panthers since 2018, primarily with the track and field program. Mary... more »

Strength & Conditioning Opening at Cape Breton

Cape Breton University (CBU) invites applications for the position of High-Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is a full-time Limited Term position. The successful candidate will develop and deliver appropriate strength and conditioning sessions with... more »

WFT Assistant ATC Put on Leave Amid DEA Investigation

The Washington Football Team has placed assistant athletic trainer Doug Quon on administrative leave while the organization is under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), according to a report from ESPN. Although the specific... more »

Citrus County Reviewing Stance of Full-Time High School ATCs Following Player’s Death

A Florida school district may rethink its stance on employing full-time, on-site athletic trainers for practices and games following the unexpected death of a 16-year-old football player during practice last week. According to a report... more »

NSCA Recognizes Minot State’s Exercise Science & Rehab Program

Minot State’s exercise science and rehabilitation program has been approved and recognized through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). By pursuing and achieving NSCA recognition through the ERP, Minot State’s... more »

Minnesota High School ATC Saves Vet’s Life During Football Game

Over the weekend, a high school athletic trainer's quick thinking and fast actions saved the life of someone who fought for our freedoms. During Hutchinson (MN) High School's 'Red, White, & Blue Service Appreciation Night,'... more »

Notre Dame ATC’s Winning Touch Has Hand in Victory

The quarterbacks always get all the credit, even if success doesn't solely come from their play. Athletic trainers, on the other hand, rarely get the credit they deserve. But over the weekend, one collegiate athletic... more »

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 »

Former Kansas HS Athletic Trainer Gets 2 Months in Jail

A former Junction City (KS) High School athletic trainer was sentenced to 32 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections, but it was suspended. Brandon M. Martino was placed on probation for 36 months after... more »

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