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James Scifers wins NATA 2017 Professional Development Excellence Award

Moravian College Professor Honored for His Career in Athletic Training Education

BETHLEHEM, PA., February 28, 2017- Today, Moravian College announced that Dr. James (Jay) Scifers, Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences has been named the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) 2017 Professional Development Excellence Award. This award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of athletic training in the area of continuing education and professional development. 

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“Jay was awarded the PDC Excellence Award due to his long standing commitment to professional development and engagement among members of the NATA,” commented Dr. Kasee Hildenbrand, Chair, NATA Professional Development Committee. “We were very excited to recognize Jay’s commitment to the profession of athletic training with this award.”

Eligible candidates nationwide are evaluated on criteria related to their involvement with athletic training education and professional development; including volunteer service related to continuing education and professional development (i.e., committee work, planning / hosting events, advising and related activities), speaking and presentations (i.e., peer-reviewed and invited workshops, platform and poster presentations), and creative works (i.e., writing, technology, reviewing, and editing). The award will be formally presented to Dr. Scifers at the NATA Clinical Symposia in Houston on June 27, 2017.

“It is always rewarding to be recognized by your peers, and several of the previous winners are individuals I consider mentors,” commented Dr. Scifers. “To be in the same company as these leaders in the Athletic Training profession is truly humbling.”

To learn more about NATA and the Professional Development Excellence Award, please click here.

Media contact:
Michael Corr
Moravian College
610.861.1365
corrm@moravian.edu

About NATA

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 43,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of NATA to support their profession and to receive a broad array of membership benefits. By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually. The NATA national office currently has more than 40 full-time staff members who work to support NATA’s mission. Visit nata.org to learn more.

About Moravian College

Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit Moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.