BATON ROUGE, La — Shelly Mullenix, LSU senior associate athletic trainer and clinical education coordinator in the LSU College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, spoke recently at the National Athletic Training Association, or NATA, annual symposium in New Orleans.
Mullenix spoke on behalf of the National Athletic Trainers Association in regards to the release of the guidelines for “Safe Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance Practices in Sport and Exercise.” Her speech was quoted in a piece by USA Today’s Chelsea Janes regarding the topic of safe weight-loss methods. The article is available online at www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2011-06-13-national-athletic-trainers-a... . Mullenix discussed the benefits of promoting a healthy lifestyle within the world of collegiate athletics and the importance of educating parents, coaches, athletic trainers and young athletes on safe nutritional practices.
Mullenix is beginning her 14th year as part of the LSU Athletic Training staff. She joined the staff in 1997 and plays a key role in servicing the athletic training needs of the football team on a day-to-day basis. She is heavily involved in the education and development of nutritional programs for all of LSU’s sports. She is also responsible for recruitment of athletic training students, serves as clinical education coordinator and instructor for the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and serves as coordinator of graduate athletic trainer development.
NATA is a professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and other allied health professionals who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the association now has more than 30,000 members and is helping to make great medical advances in the field of athletic training. For more information about NATA, visit www.nata.org .
For more information on the LSU College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, visit http://educ-coe.lsu.edu/coe/Kinesiology/training.html.