Percentage of Pennsylvania High Schools with access to Athletic Training Services




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...

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

Advocate the licensed athletic trainer as a recognized health care provider for the physically active in the commonwealth through legislative and credentialing efforts.

Transact business on behalf of the Society's membership in a prudent, effective, and collaborative manner.

Serve the membership by providing a gateway to educational, research, scholarship, and networking opportunities.


In the News...


PATS Elections open April 1st see the candidate list here


PATS Quarterly Newsletter is here.


River Run Scholarship winners:
Morgan Langton Duquesne University
Angela DeCandia University of Pittsburgh


Read More in the Announcement Section


Upcoming Events...


Online CE course now being offered by PATS and Sport Safety International Link


2014 PATS Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium

June 11 - 14, 2014

Wyndham Hotel and Resorts Gettysburg, PA
more info


Save the Date

Second Annnual Central PA Sports Medicine Symposium
Tuesday July 29th, 2014 -8am-5pm
PSU Medical Center, University Conference Center, Hershey PA


-more info on the CEU Opportunities page




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PATS Office: (610) 496-4192
PO Box 2164
Boothwyn, PA 19061




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