Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle acknowledged March as National Athletic Training Month when he signed a proclamation at the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC) luncheon celebration on March 27th. “Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer” was the theme of this year’s National Athletic Training Month, which was sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). The proclamation was one of many activities held in March to honor Athletic Trainers (ATs) for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and keeping people healthy and active.
Athletic Trainers are healthcare experts who specialize in prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. ATs work under the direction of a licensed physician and collaborate with other healthcare professionals, coaches, parents and administrators. More than 40,000 individuals have earned the ATC® credential worldwide, and over 400 Nebraskans hold the credential.
The BOC, a national credentialing agency, has been certifying ATs and identifying, for the public, quality healthcare professionals with certainty since 1969. More than 40,000 individuals have earned the ATC® credential worldwide. The BOC is headquartered at 1415 Harney Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68102.
For more information about the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers, please call (877) 262-3926 or visit the BOC website at www.bocatc.org.