Timothy Neal - Author

Timothy Neal MS, AT, ATC, CCISM is a certified athletic trainer and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame member. Presently, Mr. Neal is the director of the Athletic Training Program and assistant professor at Concordia University Ann Arbor. Mr. Neal spent 35 years as a clinical athletic trainer and adjunct professor at Syracuse University.

Neal has chaired two NATA-sponsored inter-association consensus statements on psychological concerns in student-athletics. He has also served on the writing group for the 2014 NATA Position Statement on Pre-Participation Physical Examinations and Medically Disqualifying Conditions. Neal has authored or revised two chapters in the NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook. Additionally, he is a member of the NCAA task forces on student-athlete mental health and wellness, sleep and wellness, and he served on the 2010 panel on managing concussions in student-athletes.

Mr. Neal was the chair of the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics from 2015-2019 and authored the updated NATA Code of Ethics in 2016. He is a founding member of the NATA AT’s Care committee and serves on the editorial board of the NATA Athletic Training Education Journal and is. A member of the NATA Professional Responsibility in Athletic Training committee.

The Basics of Athletic Training 8th Ed



Basic Athletic Training, 7th ed.



Basic Athletic Training 7th ed. was written to be used as an introductory level textbook and reference for students interested in a career in athletic training and sports medicine. It emphasizes the fundamental knowledge that would help the student start their foundation for an amazing career in this dynamic and exciting profession.