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August 22, 2017

Asthma response training now required for all Minn. coaches

The Minnesota State High School League has joined the Minnesota Department of Health’s asthma program to launch an online training program that teaches coaches about asthma symptoms and how to respond if a student-athlete has an asthma attack. T...

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October 27, 2016

Grant program offers prep football teams access to athletic trainers

The NFL Foundation, in collaboration with Gatorade, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), announced the launch of a pilot program to p...

September 13, 2016

U.S. House approves legislation protecting athletic trainers

From NATA The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921), sponsored by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), which protects athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals who...

August 15, 2016

Seattle Seahawks help fund AT programs at local schools

Via The Seattle Seahawks and NFL Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Seattle Children’s and their Athletic Trainers program (AT). The grant will provide expanded coverage of ce...

March 15, 2016

Fifteen high schools receive $50K grant for athletic trainers

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association The NFL Foundation, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) today announced the winners of the Athletic Trainer...

February 19, 2016

Iowa legislator introduces bill requiring ATs for ‘collision sports’

The Iowa state senate is reviewing a bill that would require high schools to have athletic trainers at all home games for what are considered "collision sports." The bill was drafted with the help of Brad Floy, secretary of the Iowa Athletic Train...

December 4, 2015

Q&A with award-winning athletic trainer Sam Lee

The national discussion about athlete safety isn’t going away anytime soon, and with it comes the debate over whether high schools should have a full-time athletic trainer on staff. [caption id="attachment_14755" align="alignright" width="204"] ...

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May 26, 2015

Advocates present the case for putting ATs in every school

Dr. Javier Cardenas was tired of the bickering. As chair of Arizona’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Cardenas was wedged in the middle of several institutions that all assumed it was someone else clogging the pipes of progress when it came ...