Kerry Waple Receives the 2012 Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Dedicated Service Award

February 24, 2012

Kerry Waple, senior athletic trainer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine has received the GLATA Dedicated Service Award. Kerry earned her Bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and her Master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She began her professional career at the University of Pittsburgh and has a passion for the profession of athletic training. Prior to joining the staff at Nationwide Children’s, she served as an associate professor and assistant athletic trainer at Capital University.

Nationally, Kerry has served as an athletic trainer for the USA Women’s Basketball Team in the World Championship in Croatia. In 2006, she served as an athletic trainer for the US Team at the Summer Olympics. Kerry has also provided athletic training coverage for the Pan American Games and U.S. Olympic Festival. In 1998, she earned the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

Kerry is extremely active in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Great Lake Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA). She has served as the Public Relations Director at GLATA for the past six years. She will receive her award at the GLATA Annual Meeting and Symposium on March 16 in Chicago, Illinois.

The OATA congratulates Kerry on her award. Please visit or for more information.

The mission of OATA is to advance and strengthen the profession of Athletic Training while delivering and advocating for high quality healthcare.

The American Medical Association recognized athletic trainers as Allied Healthcare Professionals. Athletic trainers in Ohio are licensed by The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers’ Board. Athletic trainers specialize in evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation and acute care of injuries. They are trained in therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation risk management and injury prevention. Visit to learn more.

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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