Dr. Konin named National Athletic Trainers' Association fellow

Jeff G. Konin. PhD, ATC, PT, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2010 Fellows. Konin, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and executive director of the Sports Medicine & Athletic Related Trauma Institute at USF Health. was one of five certified athletic trainers nationwide selected for the honor.

The NATA Fellows program recognizes professional achievement in research and/or research, combined with service to the profession. Only the most accomplished scholars in the athletic training profession earn this distinction and are allowed to use the designation of FNATA.

Dr. Jeff Konin

“Dedication, innovation, loyalty and leadership are common traits among Fellows,” said National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE. “Those who receive the honor serve as an inspiration to their peers and as role models to the next generation of researchers and educators in athletic training.”

“Jeff is richly deserving of the award,” said NATA Fellows Council Leader Sandra Shultz, PhD, ATC. “He has dedicated his career to the betterment of the athletic training profession.”

The fellows presentation will be made on June 24, 2010, at NATA’s 61st Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Philadelphia.

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession. For more information, visit www.nata.org.

Konin was also recently awarded fellow status in the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. He is one of a handful of certified athletic trainers in the country to hold a fellowship in both NATA and ACSM.