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74th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo Athletic Training Student Seminar Preliminary Program

What is the ATSS?

The annual Athletic Training Student Seminar (ATSS), presented by the NATA Student Leadership Committee (SLC), provides athletic training students with the education, knowledge and resources to advance their career within athletic training. The 2023 ATSS theme is “Beyond Your Credential: What Comes Next?” ATSS will prepare athletic training students as they transition from student to clinician. Programming will educate students on becoming a well-rounded professional with an understanding of each athletic training domain, while participating in professional engagement.


Friday, June 23: ATSS Otho Davis Keynote

NATA Student Leadership Committee’s Awards Presentation and Otho Davis Keynote

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Topic: A Focus on the 5th Domain of Athletic Training: Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility

Speaker: Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, FNATA, Director of the Doctor of Athletic Training Program at Florida International University

Friday, June 23: National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) Ron Culp Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop

Time: 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 24: ATSS Student Career Roundtables

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Meet professionals from all over the country in different settings. Meet, listen and interact with someone in your dream career.

ATSS Breakout Sessions

All breakout sessions occur on Friday, June 23.

ATSS Breakout 1: Ethics within Athletic Training

Theme: Understand the meaning behind NATA’s shared professional values and how to use ethical decision-making strategies.

Speaker: Gretchen Schlabach, PhD, ATC; Dr. Schlabach is the founding chair of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Professional Responsibility in Athletic Training (PRAT) Committee and between 2006 and 2013 she served as the NATA Chair for the Committee on Professional Ethics.

ATSS Breakout 2: Moving Forward in Our Profession

Theme: Learn the formula for success for any medical field.

Speaker: Tom Abdenour, DHSc, ATC, NASM-CES, Former Head Athletic Trainer at the professional and collegiate levels with Golden State Warriors and San Diego State University

ATSS Breakout 3: Interprofessional Relationships

Theme: An interactive session discussing the importance of forming interprofessional relationships and building your network.

Speaker: Pradeep Vanguri, PhD, LAT, ATC, Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

ATSS Breakout 4: How to Get to the Top

Theme: Learn how to write your resume, interview tips, and wage negotiations.

Speaker: Tim Weston, MEd, ATC, Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine at Colby College

ATSS Sponsors

Florida International University

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Konin Consulting, LLC

MK Leadership