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North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association
Since 1974, the NCATA has served to support athletic trainers, to promote and advance the profession of athletic training in North Carolina. The NCATA is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (District 3) and the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
The 2014 NCATA Summer Symposium will be held at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC on Monday, July 14.
This is theofficial Call for Abstractsfor presentation at this year’s Summer Symposium. The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is Thursday, April 10, 2014.
David McAllister, MAEd, LAT, ATC was the Head Athletic Trainer at Cary Academy. He was a native North Carolinian, having been born & raised in Raleigh, NC. He received a BS in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 1987. He then completed a BS in School & Community Health Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 1990 and a Master of Arts in Physical Education in 1993, both from East Carolina University. While completing his Masters, he worked as the graduate assistant in the ECU Biomechanics Laboratory; assisting in athletic and workplace motion analysis.
During the various stages of his career he has worked in the clinical, collegiate/university, and professional sports settings. McAllister began his career as the Coordinator of Athletic Training Services for Cary Sports Therapy. During his time there, he was involved in providing treatment and rehabilitation services to patients in a clinical setting. He was also responsible for helping manage the day-to-day operation of the clinic. In addition to his duties in the clinic, he also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Raleigh Flyers, a local professional soccer team.
After three years in the clinic, McAllister had the desire to return to athletic training in the tradition setting. He became Head Athletic Trainer at Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. During his three year tenure he was responsible for coordination of athletic training services for a Division III athletic program, including supervision of athletic training students in an internship athletic training program. While in Virginia he served as Chair of the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Legislative Committee, which worked towards obtaining licensure for athletic trainers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Most recently, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Cary Academy in Cary, NC, a position he had held for the past fifteen plus years. During that time he has provided athletic health care to the athletes participating on forty-seven teams in twelve sports at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. He has also served on a variety of school committees, including the safety & security, landscape/grounds, SACS accreditation, and athletic awards selection committees
He has been a member of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association for the last sixteen years and currently serves as the Secondary School Representative to the Board of Directors. He was also the Editor for the quarterly NCATA newsletter. McAllister has been a member of the MAATA Scholarship Committee since 2005. He served as the District 3 Representative to the NATA Secondary Schools Athletic Trainers’ Committee. He has been an active member of the NATA, and just received his 25-year member pin.
In addition to his regular athletic training duties, he has worked as a volunteer athletic trainer for the 1992 NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships, the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He was awarded the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Secondary Schools Athletic Trainer of the Year Award in 2004.
McAllister lived in Cary, NC along with his wife Catherine, son Colton, and the newest addition to the family, their dog Ellie.
A memorial service will be held 2 pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams Street, Apex, NC 27502. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. A private graveside service will be held at Montlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Athletic Trainers' Association, www.nata.org
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Policy for Posting CEU Events on NCATA Website Calendar Continuing Education Events may be posted to the NCATA Website Calendar Free of Charge if one of the following two criteria is met:
The CEU event is offered free of charge to NCATA members.
The contact individual for the BOC Approved Provider Group (host group for the event awarding CEU) is an NCATA member
If one of the two criteria above is not met, Continuing Education Events may be posted to the NCATA Website Calendar at a cost of $50 per event.
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