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ATSU and NASM Announce 2009 NBATA Scholarship Recipient

Pete Youngman, Head Athletic Trainer, Sacramento Kings

MESA, Ariz. – A.T. Still University (ATSU) and The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) have announced Pete Youngman as the 2009 National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) Scholarship recipient.

Youngman, head athletic trainer for the Sacramento Kings, will be rewarded for his accomplishments and dedication in the professional sports industry by receiving full tuition, valued at approximately $16,800, towards a Master of Science in Human Movement at ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences.

“Pete has shown his commitment and dedication to the health and fitness industry and professional sports for over two decades,” said Dr. Micheal Clark, NASM Chief Executive Officer. “With the further education he will receive from ATSU, he’ll be even better equipped to improve the performance and health of the athletes he works with.”

Youngman, an alumnus of Ithaca College, has been working in the professional sports industry for over 20 years. Starting his career in professional sports working with the Boston Red Sox, Youngman transitioned to professional basketball and the Sacramento Kings in 1993 where he worked under former head trainer, Bill Jones, until accepting the lead position in 1996. Youngman holds credentials in athletic training and performance enhancement, and being a marathon runner himself, holds a true understanding of the role proper motion and alignment has on an athlete’s performance.

“We are pleased to have such a qualified individual join ASTU’s Human Movement program,” said Craig Phelps, D.O., FAOASM, ATSU provost. “Youngman’s years in the industry have no doubt prepared him for the demands of the curriculum while the convenient online format will allow him the flexibility to successfully work with the Kings franchise and its players at the same time.”

The NBATA Scholarship program was developed as part of a collaborative effort between NASM, ATSU and the NBATA to support athletic trainers in the professional basketball industry who embodying the determination and ideals of athletic training.

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