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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 »

The Physical Exam of the Concussed Athlete

Sports are second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic brain injury among people aged 15 to 24. Concussions in high school athletics represent 8.9% of all injuries occurring from sports.... more »

CATA To Study the Use of Painkillers & Its Effects on Athletes

The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) recently announced a research project that will provide its members with an enhanced understanding of pain and pain medication. Although a robust curriculum is currently available to Athletic Therapists... 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 »

LSU Names New Director of Sports Medicine

Beau Lowery has been named the new Director of Sports Medicine at LSU, director of athletics Scott Woodward announced on Tuesday. Lowery, who earned his master’s degree in kinesiology from LSU in 2005, has spent... more »

2021 Most Valuable HS Athletic Trainer of the Year Honorable Mentions

At Training & Conditioning, we are proud to share that our ninth annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer of the Year award received the most nominations and honorable mentions in the history of the award. We... 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 »

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 »

Italian ATC: ‘Italy at The Forefront of Injury Recovery & Prevention’

Adriano Bianchini is a professional athletic trainer who has worked with one of the more prominent Italian Serie A teams, Lazio, from 2005 until 2020. He specializes in injury recovery, prevention, and reathletization of players,... 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 »

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