PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: March is National Athletic Training Month

February 3, 2011

To Air:  March 2011

Media Relations
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
(614) 355-0495

March is National Athletic Training Month and the Sports Medicine staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital reminds parents that only a physician or athletic trainer may clear an athlete to return to play after a concussion. Find out if your school has an athletic trainer taking care of your kids. To find more information about athletic training services please go to

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at