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 certified 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...
Keystone State Games needs volunteers. Info here
PATS 2nd edition of the Quarterly News is here
The Board of Directors is happy to announce the launch of a PATS ONLINE FORUM. This is an on-line forum where members can have the opportunity to discussion and voice their opinions about issues within the Society. To participate in this discussion, one must both register for the forum and be a PATS member; use this link to access the site. The first topic for this forum is the proposed By-law change to the term of the President.
On March 21st 2013 the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)
2013 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games Volunteer applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games. More Info
Read about the proposed bylaws chages here
The Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights has been introduced by Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA-6). Read it here
Philadelphia Sports Medicine Congress
Central Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Symposium Tuesday August 6th Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Flyer