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MSUB professor recipient of 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award


Suzette Nynas, assistant professor and director of MSUB's Athletic Training Education Program, will be presented with national award on June 24.


Suzette Nynas

MSU Billings Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Education Program Director Suzette Nynas.

June 8, 2016




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MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — The National Athletic Trainers’ Association announced Tuesday that Montana State University Billings’ professor and program director Suzette Nynas has been selected as one of the association’s 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients.


Nynas is an assistant professor and director of MSUB’s Athletic Training Education Program.


The award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. These recipients have been involved in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as a volunteer athletic trainer. Candidates must have held the certified athletic trainer credential, conferred by the Board of Certification, and have been an NATA member, both for at least 20 years.


“We are always excited to recognize the dedication, excellence, inspirational outlook and commitment of our honorees, and this year is no exception. These recipients serve as role models to their peers and represent some of the best of the best of the athletic training profession,” NATA Honors & Awards Committee Chair Chuck Kimmel stated in a media release. “We know they will continue to contribute to their place of work and their community at large in ensuring quality of care and optimal health moving into the years ahead.”


The presentation will be made during NATA’s 67th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Baltimore on June 24.


About NATA: National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 43,000 members of the athletic training profession. Visit