Delivering World-Class Game Day Care to the NFL's World-Class Athletes
When NFL players take the field on game day, there is a comprehensive operation happening behind the scenes focused on one thing: providing those players with the best possible care. At each NFL game, there is a team of more than 30 medical professionals working to ensure the health and safety of the athletes.
FOX NFL - Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative
The NFL, PFATS, and the NFLPS have partnered with HBCU medical schools to begin an initiative to expose prospective physicians to sports medicine in the NFL. This Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative is in its first year, and attached is a video from FOX NFL discussing the positive impacts of diversity in the sports medicine setting within the NFL.
Sports Medicine Concepts presents PFATShares, a collaboration between SMC and PFATS - EPISODE 2
Sports Medicine Concepts presents PFATShares, a collaboration between SMC and PFATS. In this feature segment, Mike Cendoma and Joe O’Pella (Associate Athletic Trainer at the Philadelphia Eagles) discuss how athletic trainers can plan to meet best practice critical care benchmarks without all the resources afforded PFATS members providing care for professional football players.
Ronnie Barnes Inducted into Giants' Ring of Honor
Barnes has been with the Giants organization since 1976 and the team's head athletic trainer since 1980. He was promoted to the position of Vice President of Medical Services in 2003 and to Senior Vice President in 2011. During his 47 seasons with the team, Barnes has treated, counseled and befriended hundreds of players, coaches and staffers.
NFL Announces Inaugural Class of Students Participating in "Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative"
The NFL, together with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS), today announced the roster of medical students who will participate in the inaugural season of the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative, which aims to increase and diversify the pipeline of students interested in pursuing careers in sports medicine and, over time, help to diversify NFL club medical staff.
The Mission: Featuring L.A Rams Head Athletic Trainer Reggie Scott
Early this spring, the Hall announced it would present 20 Awards of Excellence that will pay tribute to four groups vital to every NFL football organization and their operation: assistant coaches, trainers, equipment mangers and public relations personnel. This week’s guest is Reggie Scott, the Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance for the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, and a member of the esteemed Awards of Excellence selection committee. On “The Mission” podcast, Scott talked in depth about the honorees and how the 2022 Athletic Trainers honorees list was formed: George Anderson, Otho Davis, John Omohundro, Jerry Rhea and Fred Zamberletti.
NFL Launches Initiative to Increase Diversity in Sports Medicine
The NFL, together with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS), today announced the launch of the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative, which will provide medical students at the four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) medical schools with the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation with NFL club medical staff. This initiative aims to increase and diversify the pipeline of students interested in pursuing careers in sports medicine to help make a positive impact in the field and, over time, help to diversify NFL club medical staff.
Winners of Inaugural Awards of Excellence
Individuals from four groups that work to drive team success within the sport of professional football have been identified for Awards of Excellence under a program the Pro Football Hall of Fame has launched to recognize significant contributors to the game.
“These 20 outstanding Assistant Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Equipment Managers and Public Relations personnel not only helped to determine results on the field, but they also helped to promote the game’s growth, safety and popularity over several decades of devotion to their teams and to the National Football League,” Hall of Fame President Jim Porter said.
PFATS Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
George Anderson, Otho Davis, Johnny Omohundro, Jerry Rhea and Fred Zamberletti Make Up PFATS Hall of Fame Inaugural Class
The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) is pleased to announce the inaugural class of the PFATS Hall of Fame. These inductees represent a dedicated history of the profession of athletic training and enshrine their legacies as Hall of Famers.