Kersey to Be NATA Hall of Fame Inductee
April 29, 2013
Robert D. Kersey will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) at the organization's 64th annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in June.
Kersey, professor of kinesiology and director of the university’s Athletic Training Education Program, was selected because “as a teacher, researcher and mentor, his impact on the profession is immeasurable” and “his research related to anabolic steroid use is highly regarded and cited, establishing him as an international expert on the subject,” NATA officials noted.
The Yorba Linda resident is credited on campus for his leadership in creating the bachelor’s degree in athletic training and for the program’s success rate. Shari G. McMahan, dean of the College of Health and Human Development, said that CSUF’s students have a higher-than-average pass rate on the rigorous national certification exam.
A faculty member since 1997, who earned NATA's “Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer” in 2009, serves as a member of the association's Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors, as a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training and as a member of various committees at the national, state and local levels. NATA, founded in 1950, is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. It has more than 35,000 members worldwide. Fewer than 250 members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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