Ethnic Diversity in Athletic Training Ethnic Diversity Movement of racial and ethnic minorities into the NATA No match to the influx of women Early 20th Century Large number of African Americans performing as athletic trainers ?Clubhouse men? Gave rubdowns and massages Clean up Laundry Took care of the clubhouse Formation of NATA (1950-present) Emphasis on education Decrease in number of African American athletic trainers Isolated from the necessary info and supervision Few became ATCs Influential Athletic Trainers Naseby Rhinehart University of Montana (1935) Passed knowledge on to 2 generations of student athletic trainers Marsha Grant Ford 1st African American woman to become a certified athletic trainer Henry ?Buddy? Taylor Richmond Colts baseball team (1948) 1st African American to earn masters in athletic training at Indiana University. Assistant Professor and Head Athletic Trainer at Winston-Salem State (1974) Dr. Charles W. Turner Licensed chiropractor and athletic trainer Treated U.S. Olympics Team (1920) Chester Grant North Carolina State athletic trainer 30 years of service Other Ethnic Populations Other minorities appeared to have fewer obstacles to overcome Asians Hispanics Language ( biggest barrier American Indians Contributing Athletic Trainers Frank Medina Cherokee Indian Head athletic trainer at University of Texas Served on the 1st NATA Board of Directors (1950) Hazel Ando 3rd generation Japanese President of the California Athletic Trainers Association (1999) NATA Response Ethnic Minority Council Identify and address issues relevant to American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asian/Pacific Islanders, African-Americans, and Hispanics both in the health care arena and in the NATA Advocate ethnic and cultural diversity throughout the profession and the NATA Ethnic growth and unity Goals Attract more ethnic minorities to athletic training Facilitate educational preparation Introduce ethnic minority topics to educational programs and symposia
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