About the PA Athletic Trainers Society

Athletic Trainers are multiskilled health care professionals who are college educated to provide services for those who are physically active. At this time, Athletic Trainers have a minimum of a bachelors degree from a four-year accredited institution; however, more than forty percent of nationally certified Athletic Trainers in Pennsylvania have masters or doctoral degrees. The education of Athletic Trainers is steeped heavily in the basic and applied sciences, such as chemistry, physics, biology, physiology, anatomy, psychology, and sociology. There also is a strong clinical internship requirement for all Athletic Training students, mandating experience under a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer. Pennsylvania boasts one of the highest number of accredited Athletic Training Programs in the nation (20).

What We Do...

P - Promote the profession of athletic training through public awareness and education.

A - Advocate the athletic trainer as recognized health care providers through continual legislative pursuits and stakeholder relationships.

T - Transact business on behalf of the Society’s membership in a prudent, effective, and collaborative manner.

S - Serve the membership by providing educational, research, scholarship, leadership, and networking opportunities.

In the News...


PATS PR Contests for NATM. See announcements.


2019 Special Olympic Summer Games Call for Athletic Trainers

The 50th Annual Special Olympic Summer Games will be held June 6-8th at Penn State University. 

Volunteer information can be found on the PATS website or by contacting Jayme Galdieri, MS, LAT, ATC ( jgaldieri@esu.edu ).  Athletic Training Program Directors should contact Justin Beaupre Ed.D, LAT, ATC (beauprej@mlhs.org)

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PATS announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class


The February Quarterly newsletter is here.


PATS, Inc. Award Nominations and Applications The PATS, Inc. Honors and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for five separate PATS Student Scholarships.

Each scholarship carries a value of $2000 and will be officially presented in June at the PATS Annual Meeting and Symposium.

All application materials and instructions are available on the PATS website via a PDF file format.

Please note the due date for all materials to be submitted is April 1, 2019.

Questions may be directed to John Post Assistant Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee honorsandawards@gopats.org



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Upcoming Events...


Registration is open for PATS Clinical Symposium Link


Registration is open for PATS Student Symposium Link


Sports Medicine Lecture

Asst. AD for Applied Health & Performance Science at PSU

Saturday, March 9

Spooky Nook Sports • 75 Champ Boulevard • Manheim, PA




-more info on the CEU Opportunities page




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Boothwyn, PA 19061



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