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Robert Kersey inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame

article_kerseyRobert Kersey, PhD, ATC, CSCS, was inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 64th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 26. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees are recognized for their work in advancing the athletic training profession, including scholarly research, clinical advancements and strong leadership. Since inducting its first class in 1962, the Hall of Fame now has 282 members.

Dr. Kersey is professor of kinesiology and director of the Athletic Training Education Program at California State University at Fullerton. He had previously been an associate professor at Cal State Fullerton and at San Jose State University. He also served as a head athletic trainer and professor at Harnell College (Salinas, Calif.); athletic trainer at Santa Rita High School (Tucson, Ariz.); and interned as an athletic trainer at Oregon State University.

Kersey is well known for his commitment to athletic training education and the development of young professionals. Kersey chaired NATA’s position statement on anabolic-androgenic steroids and is widely regarded as an international expert on the subject. He has served on the NATA Research & Education Foundation board of directors, National Convention Program and Board of Certification Standards committee and participated on several editorial and advisory boards form the local to international levels. Kersey received his Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University; his Master of Science from the University of Arizona; and his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New Mexico.

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