John W. Powell, Sally Nogle and Dave Carrier, instructors in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the GLATA Outstanding Educator Award. The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA), provides this award to honor contributions to the education of its members.
As part of the criteria, all award recipients must be active members of GLATA and show specific evidence of their contributions through academic presentations, published manuscripts or editorials, educational program development and other educational activities.
According to the MSU Spartan Athletics page, Powell, Nogle and Carrier annually present a seminar, Fundamental Techniques of Evaluation and Management of the Spine, for athletic trainers who work with all types of athletes. Powell, Nogle and Carrier are the main instructors for this program, along with two other members of the Michigan State Sports Medicine staff.
The trio will be giving a two-day seminar to the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS) in Ft. Lauderdale in June. This is the second seminar they have provided for PHATS: the individuals who care daily for professional players in the National Hockey League.
Of their accomplishments, Nogle has worked with the Spartan football program for 29 seasons and Carrier has worked with Spartan Hockey for 28. Powell is the nation’s leading epidemiologist for athletic trainer research, including those from the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB.
Powell, Nogle and Carrier received their awards at the GLATA 2012 Winter Symposium, which took place Mar. 15-17, 2012. The meeting was themed “Rediscovering Rehabilitation” and took place at Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Ill.