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We Need Your Support for AB161

Hello Colleagues, AB 161, the Athletic Trainers Title Protection Bill will be heard in the California State Assembly Business and Professions Committee on April 14. We need your emails of support  by April 7. Please take a couple of moments to send an email of support to your legislators and ask them to support this bill today. Support AB 161 Please forward the link to your family, friends, athletes/patients, coaches/administrators,…

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Big West NATM Project

Big West Conference athletic trainers collaborated to celebrate National Athletic Training Month by giving back to the community. Spearheaded by UC Riverside, CSUN and UCSB also joined in on the effort. The goal for the month was to encourage staff and student athletes to collect toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.) from hotel travels. The ATs made hygiene kits out of the collected goods and donated them to local rape crisis…

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Cal Baptist Athletic Training Student Organization Leads the Way

In Riverside, California, the Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) at California Baptist University has been quite busy accomplishing club-wide goals the past few months.  They held an Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser that was a huge success and brought in over $700 to meet the club’s goal to financially assisting members in paying for FWATA’s Annual Meeting in San Diego this year.  ATSO members served breakfast, sold raffle tickets and connected…

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Mount San Antonio College Celebrates NATM

On Sunday, March 8, 2015, Mount San Antonio College was represented at the 2015 Bailey-Arnheim Games (BAGs) at California State University Long Beach.  This one-day event was an opportunity for athletic training students to represent their respective schools/programs and apply their knowledge and skills while competing in eight events related to the field of athletic training. The events are geared toward preparing the students for the BOC Certification Exam and…

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Athletic Trainer Julie Max a Titan Through and Through

The Athletic Training Clinic at Cal State Fullerton is her home. “Hey, how are you?” “What’s up, how was your weekend?” “Everybody OK? Have a great day.” Julie Max’s energy fills the place, and she doesn’t let a student-athlete pass by without a few words or a hug. “She is the mama of this ship,” assistant athletic trainer Jaime Potter said. Known as “Mama Max,” she serves as more than…

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UNLV Celebrates NATM

To celebrate National Athletic Training Month, the Rebel Athletic Training Society came up with a unique way to not only promote our profession in March, but also raise funds for our organization. We created wristbands with the theme “We Prepare, You Perform” to demonstrate how we’re raising awareness about athletic training. These cool wristbands were a symbol to our student athletes that our job as athletic trainers is for their…

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San Diego Mayoral NATM Proclamation

San Diego city’s Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, proclaimed March 2015 to be National Athletic Training Month. He notes that athletic trainers help to advance their profession through research and education as well as the need to raise public awareness of who athletic trainers. Jamie Adams reached out to Faulconer’s staff to help secure the proclamation in early March as a way to help spread the word of National Athletic Training Month…

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FWATA PR Committee Volunteers at the Centanni-Cottle Memorial 5K

The FWATA PR Committee hosted a booth at the 3rd Annual Centanni-Cottle Memorial 5K on Sunday March 22nd in Yorba Linda, CA. There were over 500 participants representing the community, the military and local law enforcement in honor of the fallen United States Marines, Lance Corporal Rick Centanni and Sergeant Major Robert “RJ”Cottle. Athletic trainers and athletic training students from both the collegiate and secondary schools spent the morning handing…

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University of Hawai’i Offers Masters of Athletic Training

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to announce what was formerly a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with specializations in Entry-Level and Post-Professional Athletic Training will now be a Masters of Athletic Training degree for the respective programs. This was a 2-year process that required a 466-page proposal and many hours of hard work. We hope that this will help increase public awareness of our…

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Cal Baptist ATSO and NATM

In honor of National Athletic Training Month, California Baptist University’s Athletic Training Student Organization (ATSO) set out to their clinical rotation sites and the community to bring awareness to the program and profession.  The club has been running a canned food drive to benefit a food bank in the Riverside community that distributes the cans to local shelters.  Boxes were decorated and placed at all of CBU’s clinical sites to…

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