ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
James Moore, head athletic trainer at Tabor College, has been feted by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Moore received the organization’s 2005 College/University Athletic Training Committee Award in June. The award recognizes outstanding service to the athletic training profession and the NATA at the college and university NAIA level.
Candidates for the award must have held the certified athletic trainer credential conferred by the Board of Certification for at least 15 years.
“James is richly deserving of the award,” said Ron Courson, NATA committee chair. “He has dedicated his career to the betterment of the athletic training profession.”
Presentation of the award was was made at NATA’s annual gathering in Indianapolis, Ind.
“I was nominated by a fellow athletic trainer, Jennifer Livingston,” Moore said. “For me personally, it’s an honor to be recognized by my peers.
“I really appreciated Jennifer taking the time to recognize me because a lot of times the people within your own profession know all you do, but the people looking at it from the outside don’t realize all the time and effort you put forth.”
Certified athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that occur to athletes and the physically active.
“Having as many sports as we do here at Tabor College, it’s helped give me a wide variety of opportunities within the athletic training setting,” Moore said.
“Tabor has put the funding into our new athletic training room and continues to upgrade our equipment to enable us to do effective rehabs instead of sending them out to other people.”
Moore teaches classes at Tabor for athletic training students as well as numerous physical education classes.
Moore received his bachelor’s degree from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College at Owatona, Minn., a master’s degree from the U.S. Sports Academy at Daphne, Ala., and completed further studies at Westchester (Pa.) University.