KINGS POINT, N.Y. (June 29, 2018) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Athletic Trainer Dan Braut, MS, ATC, who will be entering his seventh year at Kings Point in 2018-19, was selected to the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE). Braut, who was nominated to the position back in late October, officially begins his four-year appointment this week at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo down in New Orleans.
"I look forward to the opportunity to represent my profession in an area that aligns perfectly with the Academy," said Braut. "Ethics is an extremely important topic within athletic training and at our institution."
Braut will be the committee's representative from District 2, which encompasses New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is composed of members with an interest or background in ethics. The purpose is to ensure enforcement of the NATA Code of Ethics and the Membership Standards, Eligibility Requirements and Membership Sanctions & Procedures. The committee addresses ethics complaints and ascertains that the Code of Ethics and the Membership Standards, Eligibility Requirements and Membership Sanctions & Procedures are up-to-date and not in conflict with federal or state laws, rules and regulations or NATA policy.
To view the NATA's Code of Ethics, follow this link.
Braut serves as the primary athletic trainer for the Merchant Marine women's volleyball, men's basketball, indoor and outdoor track & field and club rugby programs. The 2006 Towson University graduate recently completed his master's degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from California University of Pennsylvania in 2017.
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