Athletic Training Student Seminar

The next generation learning from industry leaders

The Athletic Training Student Seminar (ATSS), coordinated by the NATA Student Leadership Committee, is designed to give non-certified students a more in-depth look at the profession. In addition to the seminar, non-certified students can also attend Lectures, Free Communications and Forums.

A closer look at the career of athletic training

If you’re interested in learning from experienced athletic trainers, seeing a live anatomy lesson or networking with your future colleagues, look no further than the ATSS.

Thursday, June 18

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.:  ATSS Otho Davis Keynote: Avoiding Complacency in the Profession of Athletic Training – What NASA’s Loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia Can Teach Us presented by Mary Kirkland, MS, LAT, ATC and Mike Ciannilli. This event also includes the presentation of various SLC awards.

10:15 a.m.-11 a.m.: ATSS Breakouts – Round 1

  • Creating an Inclusive Future in Athletic Training -Sean Rogers, DAT, AT
  • Athletic Trainers in the Industrial Setting – Dalton Tice, ATC, EMT, CFT, Matt Greene, ATC, Tiffani Hall, MS, ATC, and Heather Koster, MS, ATC/L, CEAS II
  • Medicinal Marijuana: What Every Athletic Trainer Needs to Know – Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA
  • The 10 Things Every Newly Certified Athletic Trainer Must Know – Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, Tim Weston, MEd, ATC
  • Setting Yourself Apart: Athletic Trainer in Sports Performance – Rodney Caffey, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, USAW-2, USAPL-CC, EMT-B

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.: ATSS Breakouts – Round 2

  • Creating an Inclusive Future in Athletic Training -Sean Rogers, DAT, AT
  • Athletic Trainers in the Industrial Setting – Dalton Tice, ATC, EMT, CFT, Matt Greene, ATC, Tiffani Hall, MS, ATC, and Heather Koster, MS, ATC/L, CEAS II
  • Medicinal Marijuana: What Every Athletic Trainer Needs to Know – Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA
  • The 10 Things Every Newly Certified Athletic Trainer Must Know – Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, Tim Weston, MEd, ATC
  • Setting Yourself Apart: Athletic Trainer in Sports Performance – Rodney Caffey, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, USAW-2, USAPL-CC, EMT-B

12:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: Ron Culp Cadaver Workshop

Friday, June 19

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.: ATSS Student Career Roundtables – This is your opportunity to meet 20-30 professionals from around the world, from different job settings.

Grab the ATSS by the Horns


We can’t wait to welcome you to Atlanta!