Saint Louis University has been granted a charter in Iota Tau Alpha. The NATA recognizes Iota Tau Alpha as the National Honor Society for Athletic Training Education. The society was created in 2005 by John Anderson at Troy University for students pursuing a degree in athletic training. Currently, the society has chapters at 29 schools and over 500 members.
The Alpha Iota chapter of Iota Tau Alpha conducted its first initiation ceremony at SLU on Thursday, April 30, 2009.
The Objectives of Iota Tau Alpha are:
- To function as an honor and professional society for students of Athletic Training Education
- To stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in Athletic Training Education
- To promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations of the Society's activities among students of Athletic Training Education
The chapter officers are: Kemba Noel-London (secretary), Leslie Stovall (president), Keri O'Keefe (vice president) and Jacob Blasingame (treasurer)
Dr. Mark Reinking, Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, had a few words of wisdom for the initiates just prior to the ceremony.
Receiving pins from Leslie Stovall, Chapter President.