Nominations Open for Inaugural National Athletic Trainers' Association International Awards | Athletic Business

Nominations Open for Inaugural National Athletic Trainers' Association International Awards

Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association

DALLAS, October 24, 2016 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association International Committee announced that nominations are open for two inaugural awards that will honor athletic trainers and organizations from around the world who have contributed to the advancement of the profession and patient care abroad.

“NATA is committed to the continued expansion of athletic training worldwide,” said NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. “Honoring these individuals and organizations is instrumental in the growth of our profession.”

The International Partner Award recognizes a professional organization or individual(s) currently working in an international setting and demonstrating a significant contribution to the advancement of athletic training, athletic therapy, sports medicine or injury care and prevention.

The International Service Award recognizes a certified or licensed athletic trainer(s) who has displayed exceptional commitment to the education and development of athletic training in an international setting. NATA members who have served the profession at least 20 years are eligible.

Completed applications for both awards are due by January 1, 2017. Recipients will be selected based on the evidence of work in one or more of the following:

  • Significance of international outreach/engagement
  • Service and leadership internationally
  • Enriching the profession internationally 
  • International advocacy

“These awards provide NATA with an opportunity to recognize and celebrate professionals and organizations that are advancing the practice of sports medicine and improving the lives of patients internationally,” says NATA International Committee Chair Mark Gibson, MS, ATC, PT. “Through this effort, as well as many others currently underway, we hope to expose more individuals to the impact athletic trainers have on work, life and sport.”  

Both inaugural awards will be presented during the NATA 68th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston in June 2017.

For additional information and instructions on how to apply or nominate someone, visit

About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 44,000 members of the athletic training profession.

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