Athletic Training Honor to Central’s Roslien

John Roslien, Central College’s athletic training education director and the architect of Central’s highly regarded athletic training program, was inducted into the Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA) Hall of Fame in March.

Roslien joined the Central staff as the college’s first athletic trainer in 1986 and helped build a successful curricular program which was granted accreditation in 2004 from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and was reaccredited in 2010. The Central staff has grown to include four other certified athletic trainers and during his tenure, 121 program graduates have earned BOC certification as athletic trainers.

In 2007, Roslien was inducted into the Iowa Athletic Trainers Society (IATS) Hall of Honor in 2007 and is a past president of the organization. In 2012, he received the NATA Service Award recognizing his contributions to the profession as a volunteer at the local, state and district levels. Roslien served as the NATA district treasurer, vice president and public relations chair and as IATS public relations director.

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