On April 7, 2016, Karns City Junior/Senior High gathered to recognize Head Athletic Trainer John Burnett, MS, LAT, ATC and Assistant Athletic Trainer Eric Fritch for their 2nd Team NATA Safe Sports School award. Karns City applied for and received funding for the award through the PATSSafe School Initiative.

L-R: Brian Markle, Athletic Director, Jim Stricek, PATS Parliamentarian, State Senator Don White, Eric Fritch, Assistant Athletic Trainer, John Burnett, Head Athletic Trainer,  Becky Mokris, PATS Northwest Representative, and Neil Convery, Aide to State Representative Brian Ellis.


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 2016 Hall of Fame Announcement


2016 Special Olympic Summer Games at Penn State University June 2-4, 2016 Athletic Trainers interested in volunteering please complete the2016 SOPA Volunteer Formand submit it to Jayme Galdieri at jdgaldieri@geisinger.edu before May 2, 2016.  Athletic Training Students interested in volunteering should email Justin Beaupre at jbeaupre@bloomu.edu for additional information.



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Upcoming Events...


CPRS Physical Therapy is offering a FREE CEU event!

Wednesday- May 18th Low Back Pain in Young Athletes: A Focus on Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Shawn Phillips MD, MSPT




SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

8:30-9 a.m. – Registration, continental breakfast
9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Presentations, lunch provided




The Training Room is offering the Athletic Trainer’s Continuing Education SeriesView the various topics offered throughtout the year on the CEU Opportunities page



-more info on the CEU Opportunities page




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