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Kent Games to be honored with Outstanding Educator Award

March 11, 2019

The Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) will honor Kent Games, associate professor of athletic training at Indiana State University, with the 2019 GLATA Outstanding Educator Award.

The GLATA Outstanding Educator Award is given to recognize those members who have significantly contributed to the education of GLATA members through academic presentations, published manuscripts or editorials, educational program development or other educational activities.

Games will be honored during the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association Awards Ceremony on March 15.

"This award is really a reflection of the tremendous students we have at Indiana State who have embraced the process of learning to transform their personal and professional lives," Games said. "I am honored to receive the GLATA Outstanding Educator Award and have the opportunity continue the tradition of excellence of State athletic training while forging the future of the profession."

Games has worked tirelessly with his students and fellow faculty increase the understanding of how their research has clinical application. Games is the previous GLATA Young Professional Chair and current District 4 representative to the NATA Post-Professional Education Committee. Games has been instrumental in developing the Doctorate of Athletic Training Program and Tactical Athlete Care Clinic at Indiana State.

Formal criteria for the Outstanding Educator Award include:

• Nominees must be active members of the GLATA for at least five years prior to nomination.

• Nominees must show specific evidence of making a significant educational contribution to the GLATA membership through academic presentations, published manuscripts or editorials, educational program development, or other educational activities.

GLATA is a professional membership association for athletic trainers and athletic training students in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The association strives to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active, promote the athletic trainer and advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.


Photo: -- Kent Games

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