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AUGUST 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Survey: Only Half of Collegiate Sports Programs Follow NCAA Model for Student Medical Care

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A new survey of college and university athletic trainers shows that 51.73 percent of their collegiate-level sports programs follow the NCAA-legislated independent medical model of care. In addition, 76.26 percent of respondents feel they have medical autonomy—the unchallengeable authority to determine medical management of athletes. The survey was conducted by the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM). Results suggest a great need for program evaluations.

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Disc Golf Day Celebrates a Growing Sport

The Professional Disc Golf Association wants others to experience the magic of the growing sport and celebrated Aug. 3 as National Disc Golf Day.

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U.S. Soccer Foundation & Partners Create Mini-Pitches in Oklahoma City

The U.S. Soccer Foundation and its partners announced the creation of 10 mini-pitches with Fields & Futures in Oklahoma City. The new mini-pitches will support efforts to help Oklahoma City Public Schools grow sports participation across the district.

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Tanglefoot Trail Voted 2019 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Inductee

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy announced the induction of Mississippi's Tanglefoot Trail into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.

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Division III Management Council Recommends Two Emerging Sports

The sports of women's wrestling and acrobatics and tumbling have each taken an important step toward becoming official NCAA Division III sports.

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NATA Welcomes New Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Athletic Trainers' Association inducted seven athletic trainers into its prestigious Hall of Fame, the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Athletic Trainer Certification

Athletic Trainer Certification

Among respondents to the Industry Report survey, 83.2 percent indicated that they require certification of some kind for some of their staff. Of those, 13.5 percent said they currently require athletic trainer certification.

Certification requirements are most prevalent among respondents from Ys, colleges and health clubs, with 98.6 percent of Y respondents, 94 percent of college respondents and 93.8 percent of health club respondents indicating that they currently require some staff members to earn certification in various fields.

Athletic trainer certifications were most prevalent among respondents from colleges and universities, where more than one-third (34 percent) of those requiring any certifications said they require athletic trainer certifications. They were followed by schools and school districts (28.9 percent) and health clubs (28.9 percent), and Ys (22.2 percent).

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Build Community With Inclusive Outdoor Fitness

As one of the most inclusive amenities for public spaces, outdoor fitness equipment has greatly evolved over the past decade and now provides a vast range of activities for users of nearly every age and fitness level.

For more information, read Build Community With Inclusive Outdoor Fitness.

On the Up & Up: Our 12th Annual Salary Survey

Hard on the heels of our annual State of the Industry Report, we offer up our annual examination of careers, salaries and demographics of more than 1,400 professionals managing recreation, sports and fitness facilities and programs.

For more information, read On the Up & Up: Our 12th Annual Salary Survey.

Aiming for Versatility: Trends in Multipurpose Facilities

In this feature, industry experts discuss the latest trends in multipurpose facility design, as well as the common elements that are essential in these facilities.

For more information, read Aiming for Versatility: Trends in Multipurpose Facilities.

Conservation Conversations: How to Get Your Department & Community More Environmentally Aware

From clever programs that immerse people in nature to education and initiatives to preserve and conserve, parks and recreation organizations continue to spread the word on environmental awareness.

For more information, read Conservation Conversations: How to Get Your Department & Community More Environmentally Aware.

Developing Customer Service in Collegiate Recreation Facilities

An often-overlooked aspect of running a successful recreation facility, customer service is essential. Here are some ideas to help get your staff on the right foot.

For more information, read Developing Customer Service in Collegiate Recreation Facilities.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2019 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 to 26 in Baltimore, Md. (www.nrpa.org)
2019 WWA Show, Oct. 7 to 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (www.waterparks.org)
Club Industry Show, Oct. 9 to 11 in Chicago (www.clubindustryshow.com)
ICAA Conference & Trade Show, Oct. 10 to 12 in Orlando, Fla. (www.icaa.cc)
16th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 16 to 18 in Williamsburg, Va. (www.thewahc.org)

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