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National Athletic Training Month

By Staff, 03/02/17, 1:15PM EST

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HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES AND TOES . . . Remember These Words?


Courtesy of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association

Today, it’s not just about football, basketball, soccer, track and field, or even swimming — it’s about the 7,868,900 high schoolers, the 480,000 NCAA players, and the 9,200 professional athletes who are at risk of injury each year! 

An Athletic Training and Sports Medicine display will be available outside the entrance of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (housed at the N.C. Museum of History) for over one month, from February 26 through April 16.

The Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, will open this display in recognition of the athletic trainers who have been providing health care and safety for athletes since 1950.

The display will celebrate March’s National Athletic Training Month, beginning with a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

Bobby Guthrie, Associate Executive Director of the Sports Hall of Fame, has said:

"North Carolina athletic trainers are crucial for a successful athletic program. They are the unsung heroes for interscholastic, collegiate and professional programs. We are delighted to recognize the achievements of these “heroes” at the North Carolina Museum of History."

The display will focus on three areas:

  1. Information to help the public understand how to identify catastrophic sports injuries and identify health risks.
  2. Education on the field of athletic training and recognition of North Carolina’s athletic training lifesavers and hall of fame members.
  3. 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.

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association welcome everyone to see this display and to contact the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association for information on a rewarding career as an athletic trainer at ncathletictrainer.org.  

TWC Clip - Athletic Training Display


Courtesy of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association