Join PATS in congratulating this year's NATA Award Winners.  Pictured L-R
NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers, Rick Burkholder, Larry Cooper;
NATA Service Award Winners: Jeff Shields,  Jackie Williams, Scott Devore.


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.


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In the News...


PATS Quarterly Newsletter is here!


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 before May 2, 2016.  Athletic Training Students interested in volunteering should email Justin Beaupre at for additional information.



PATS Quarterly Newsletter is here


Read More in the Announcement Section


Upcoming Events...


Attention Youth Coaches & Parents

The Youth Sports Safety Symposium will feature Rothman Institute physicians and special guests presenting on a variety of topics including:

• Overuse injuries • Concussions
• Prevention programs • On-field management
• Sport-specific breakout sessions

Click here for a detailed agenda and to reserve your space!

• Date: Saturday, June 18
• Program time: 7 am - 1 pm
• Location: Panasonic Club at Lincoln Financial Field



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



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