Tim Neal

Concordia University Ann Arbor celebrates with Timothy Neal, MS, AT, ATC, CCISM, program director of athletic training education and assistant professor of health and human performance, on his recent induction into the National Athletic Trainers' Association 2019 Hall of Fame.


The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for athletic trainers and others who support the profession. Neal is one of seven honorees inducted into the 2019 hall of fame.

According to nata.org, there are a variety of awards bestowed each year to worthy members of NATA, each with their own unique requirements, application, review processes, timelines and recognition efforts.

Neal is very active in scholarship, policy writing, and task forces for both the NATA and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Read more about Timothy Neal in CUAA’s Arbor Light magazine story, “The head and the heart of athletic training.

An expert in the field combines faith and excellence in the CUAA classroom
“His faith underpins his professional accomplishments and serves as the motivation for his unique approach to the athletic training field. ‘Compassionate care is really critical. I talk about it routinely with students. That compassion comes from our faith,’ said Neal.” (Excerpt from ‘The head and the heart of athletic training’)

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at rachel.thoms@cuaa.edu or 734-476-7736.

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