Historical Timeline

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The Historical Timeline of Athletic Training
Sara Meadows
KIN 730: History and Philosophy of Athletic Training
Devin Beasley
Fresno Pacific University
4 December 2011

Indiana State University offers first four-year AT degree
Indiana State University offers first four-year AT degree
NATA was initially founded at Drake Relays, Iowa
NATA was initially founded at Drake Relays, Iowa
The First Aider published by the Cramer brothers
The First Aider published by the Cramer brothers
Cramer Products formed by brothers
Cramer Products formed by brothers
The Trainers Bible is published
The Trainers Bible is published

1948
1948
1938
1938
1922
1922
1918
1918
1881
1881
1932
1932
James Robinson hired at Harvard-first AT role
James Robinson hired at Harvard-first AT role

1881

1918

1922

1932

1938

1948

Harvard University hired James Robinson to fulfill the position of the athletic trainer. Harvard and Yale are credited as being the first two universities to hire athletic trainers on staff in order to treat and rehabilitate injuries (Winterstein, 2009). Before this time, coaches and team physicians played the main role in treating and preventing athletic injuries (Winerstein, 2009).

Dr. Samuel Bilik is noted for publishing the first copy of The Trainers Bible, which to many has been accredited as the first book dedicated to the profession of athletic training (Winterstein, 2009).

Charles and Frank Cramer began a business during this year that would eventually become known as Cramer Products, a very popular name spoken among brothers and sisters in athletic training to this day. The U.S. Olympic team hired the Cramer brothers to travel with them among with other athletic trainers in 1932 (Winterstein, 2009).

The Cramer brothers published The First Aider after travelling with the U.S. Olympic team in 1932. The monthly newsletter provided many avenues of information for athletic trainers that opened their knowledge to new



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