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Nelson named NBA AT of the Year

Aaron Nelson, M.S., ATC-L, PES, CES

ATSU-ASHS’ Human Movement adjunct faculty member Aaron Nelson, M.S., ATC-L, PES, CES, was named the 2008-09 Joe O’ Toole NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year award by the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA). Nelson, who is also the head athletic trainer for the Phoenix Suns, was formally recognized during a Phoenix Suns’ game on Feb. 19.

The honor was bestowed on Nelson by his fellow NBATA members because of his accomplishments in injury prevention and the effective rehabilitation of Suns players throughout the season. “Aaron has demonstrated immense dedication to the league and the safety and health of its players,” said Wally Blasé, NBATA chairman.

Nelson is in his 16th season with the Phoenix Suns, 11th as head athletic trainer.

“The Phoenix Suns and ATSU are proud to have Aaron Nelson on their teams,” said ATSU Provost Craig Phelps, D.O., FAOASM. “Aaron approaches life and work with passion and compassion second to none. Hopefully he will be providing great care and educational experiences for many years to come.”


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