UTEP’s Fitzpatrick Appointed to Intercollegiate Council of Sports Medicine

Last Updated on July 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Originally published July 10, 2017

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

UTEP Assistant Athletic Trainer Shane Fitzpatrick was recently named to the Intercollegiate Council of Sports Medicine (ICSM) by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The youngest member of the council, Fitzpatrick is also the lone Conference USA representative.

Fitzpatrick photographed here at the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) meeting. Courtesy: Shane Fitzpatrick

"I am extremely excited to be a part of NATA's new ICSM committee,” said Fitzpatrick. “I have a great opportunity to learn from some of the best leaders in our profession from all across the country. With the ICSM we have the ability to make some powerful changes working with the NCAA that will make the lives and healthcare of the student athletes better." 

Athletic trainers working in different divisions, conferences and regions experience unique challenges. ICSM will bridge the gap between the different groups within collegiate athletics, forming a broad, ongoing conversation in which athletic trainers from all backgrounds have a voice.

ICSM starts with an executive council of representatives for NCAA Divisions I, II and III, and NJCAA/NAIA. Each of those representatives will chair a committee dedicated to its specific level. The group will serve as a resource for the NCAA and other governing bodies who establish best practices for the health care of collegiate student athletes based on the clinical practice of the athletic trainers who work with student athletes and coaches on a daily basis.

The ICSM was formed in January by NATA.

Fitzpatrick came to UTEP in June 2015 and works with the cross country, track & field and cheerleading teams.

He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is a certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.