North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame ( All month)
The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (NCSHOF) in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association (NCATA) is displaying banners during the Month of March in recognition of the NC athletic trainers
The display is on the third floor where the NCSHOF Museum is located during the month of March. In recognition of the influence that athletic trainers have had on the healthcare and safety of athletes and active individuals in North Carolina, this display will honor the NCATA Hall of Fame, NCATA Lifesavers, and provide information about the history of athletic training in our state as well as information about the prevention and identification of health conditions
This will be a unique opportunity for the public to learn about the profession of athletic training. This event will kick off a one month display at the museum for March-National Athletic Training Month.
The display will focus on three areas:
- Information to help the public understand how to identify catastrophic sports injuries and identify health risks.
- Education on the field of athletic training and recognition of North Carolina’s athletic training lifesavers and hall of fame members.
- Though approximately 2 percent of all collegiate athletes from the NCAA become professional athletes, there are other options to being on the frontline of sports, including working as licensed athletic trainers.
Mobile Clinical Simulation Truck ( March 3nd 2018)
The East Carolina University Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Center was able provide our clinical symposium with their new Mobile Healthcare Simulation Unit. The truck is one of only nine in the country and the only one in the southeast. The educational program focused on the prevention of various catastrophic sports injuries such as exertional heat stroke, brain injury and cardiac failure. It contains a realistic, simulated, fully equipped hospital resuscitation bay, an additional ambulance compartment, a control area and video debriefing capability. The interior can be converted into a classroom setting to accommodate a variety of educational activities. The high-fidelity mannequins simulated the situations that the athletic trainer would encounter in a clinical setting.
Governor of North Carolina
The Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, recorded a video message supporting Athletic Trainers and the care provided to student-athlete across the state.
Mayor of Wilmington
The Mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina, Bill Saffo, recorded a video message welcoming our members to the area and sharing his appreciate of Athletic Training and protection of student-athlete health.
NATM Posters promoting Athletic Training around the City of Wilmington
The City of Wilmington agreed to share space in the city park system display posters highlighting our member athletic trainers working with facts about the value of athletic training.
The North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association held a state-wide Kite Design competition among various Athletic Training Education Programs in the state. This year’s Athletic Training Education Program challenge competition was inspired by sandy, oceanfront NCATA Business Meeting and Symposium location at Wrightsville Beach. The exceptional kite entries served as a creative means to foster comradery and draw awareness to athletic training during our NATM.
Specialty License Plate
The North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association designed an official Athletic Training Specialty License Plate for the state of North Carolina in an effort to promote the profession and our interest. We received over 100 applications, yet we are still working with our membership and supporters to reach the minimum threshold to proceed with an order.