Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @godelata
Scholarship Applications Available
The DATA offers 3 scholarships each year to current AT students and students who plan to enter and AT program. Visit the scholarship page for details and applications.
Attention Members! DATA wants to reward great NATM campaigns in our state! Like previous years, members are asked to submit pictures/videos and descriptions of how you and/or your association is promoting our great profession! The top 2 campaigns will receive a great customized gift basket from DATA. Submissions are due by March 31, 2017 via our website or e-mailing Secretary Kelly Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact us with any questions.
Also! We love to see our members in action. Please tag @godelata and use #NATAM2017 on social media for your action shots and campaign photos!
Young Professionals Definition Change
In late January, the NATA Board of Directors approved a proposal from the Young Professionals' Committee to change the definition of a Young Professional to "athletic trainers who are in the first 12 years after initial certification/licensure." You can learn more about the YPC, including their mission, programs and resources for fellow YPs at the NATA website.
CAATE Decision Regarding Masters Degree Name
CAATE recently released a final decision regarding the naming of masters degrees under the new standards.
Standard: Professional programs result in the granting of a master's degree in Athletic Training. The program must be identified as an academic athletic training degree in institutional academic publications.
Annotation: The CAATE recommends a Master of Athletic Training degree. The degree must appear on the official transcript similar to normal designations for other degrees at the institution. International programs must use language consistent with the host country’s nomenclature and have approval of that language by the CAATE.
Delaware AT Receives National Award
Delaware's own Dan Watson (University of Delaware) received the Athletic Trainer Service Award this year. The Athletic Trainer Service award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. ATSA recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer. Congratulations Dan!
DIAA Pitch Count Limits for 2017 Season
The DIAA released the pitch count limit proposal for the 2017 baseball season for high school sports. Athletic trainers are not responsible for recording the pitch count and it should be handled by the team using available apps (like Game Changer), a counter, or similar methods. Click here to download the full proposal.
New Company Links ATs with Per Diem Work
Go4Ellis has launched a website designed to help event coordinators find ATs and help ATs find per diem opportunities in their area. If you are seeking to work extra events or know someone who needs an AT, this is a simple resource for everyone. Go to www.go4ellis.com for details.
Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Passes House
HR 302 (formerly HR 921), has passed the House of Representatives for the second time after being reintroduced on January 6th. The resolution passed the house previously on September 12th, 2016, but failed to reach the Senate floor for consideration before Congress adjourned for 2016. Delaware's own Senator Coons has agreed to co-sponsor the bill in the Senate.
To ensure the quality of healthcare for the physically active in the state of Delaware.
To advance the profession of Athletic Training through education and research.
To provide quality continuing education for the membership.
To safeguard and advance the interest of its membership.
-From the DATA By-Laws