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Central’s Roslien to receive service award

General Information | March 26, 2012

PELLA—Central College’s John Roslien has been named a recipient of the 2012 National Athletic Trainers Association’s Service Award.

Roslien, Central’s director of the athletic training education program, will be honored at NATA’s annual meeting June 26-29 in St. Louis, Mo.

The award recognizes NATA members for their contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local, state and district levels. To be eligible for the honor, athletic trainers must be a 15-year member of NATA and in good standing, and have 15 years BOC certification.

“This is much-deserved award,” said Leslie Duinink, assistant athletic trainer and associate professor of exercise science. “John has spent a lot of time working on behalf of the athletic training profession and has been involved at every level of the organization.”

Roslien serves as a district treasurer for NATA and is a former district vice president and district public relations chair. He was inducted into the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Honor in 2007 and is a past IATS president and public relations director.

Roslien joined the Central staff as head athletic trainer in 1986 and became program director in 2003. He’s also an associate professor of exercise science and serves as one of Central’s faculty athletic representatives.

Guided by Roslien’s leadership, Central’s athletic training program gained accreditation in 2004 from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and was reaccredited in 2010. The Dutch staff has grown to include five additional athletic trainers and during Roslien’s tenure, 74 program graduates have earned CAATE as athletic trainers.

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