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In addition, he has been active with state and national associations working to improve the athletic training profession. He was elected as the first president of the Georgia Athletic Trainers Association after serving as chair of the Executive Committee authoring the organization's charter constitution and bylaws. In Tennessee, Nick worked with several professional committees for the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society. For nearly fourteen years Nick served as chair of Governmental Affairs and Strategic Planning and headed up the team representing professional interests in the Tennessee State Legislature. He had a major role in the revision and subsequent passage of the state athletic trainer practice act. Nick also made significant contributions in the reimbursement setting in Tennessee by putting together the strategy presentations and lobbying Blue Cross/Blue Shield which eventually led to the insurance giant changing it's policy and procedures to recognize certified athletic trainers as allied healthcare providers in the State of Tennessee.
Nick served two terms as President of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society and sat on the Executive Board of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association. As a member of the Executive Board of SEATA, Nick worked on and chaired several committees which included the major revision of the SEATA Constitution and By-Laws as well as developing the SEATA Mission and Vision Statements now in use.. Upon his move to Florida in September 2005, he was elected to the Executive Board of the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida to serve as the Panhandle Area representative. In addition, the President and Executive Board of SEATA recently called on him to continue to provide support to their responsibilities and serve as SEATA Parliamentarian in 2006-2007.
His peers and the profession have recognized Nick for his contributions to the field of athletic training and sports medicine. In January, 1992 he was named as the Clinical/Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society. In 1996, he was one of fifteen individuals chosen as the first recipients of the National Athletic Trainers Association's Athletic Trainer Service Award. In March 2000, the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association honored him with selection for the District Award for his outstanding contributions and service with distinction to the profession. In January, 2006 Nick was inducted into the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society Hall of Fame. He was honored as the 2007 recipient of the Presidents' Award of Merit given by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society.
He has written numerous articles and has been active as a speaker and consultant in various medical, allied health, law enforcement and athletic environments and has served on the national faculty of the United States Sports Academy. In addition to his duties on the athletic training staff at Florida State University he is an adjunct instructor in the athletic training curriculum.
Florida State University
Dept. of Athletics
Moore Athletic Center
P. O. Box 2195
Tallahassee, FL 32316
(850) 645-2700 Office
(850) 645-2701 Fax