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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 Branded Apparel for Sale
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PATS Fall Quarterly Newsletter is here

 

Human Kinetics New Instructor Webinars

Human kinetics is offering free webinars for those interested in becoming sport first aid instructors. Sport first aid and coaching principal education will be mandated for all coaches by the PIAA starting July 2016.
Any athletic trainer interested in instructing their coaches should take advantage of this free class. The webinar will be two hours long and will allow those that participate to finish the course at their own pace and test out to be an instructor. More info here.

 

Call for Proposals 2015 PATS Symposium

The Call for proposals for the 2015 PATS Symposium has been posted on the website. NEW this year is an option to submit proposals as EBP continuing education. Proposals should be submitted electronically and are due January 31, 2015 at midnight. Proposals will undergo a blind review with the proposal evaluation committee. Speakers will be notified in March as to the disposition of their proposal. All are encouraged to apply.

 

The PATS symposium planning co-chairs are soliciting volunteers from diverse settings who are interested in volunteering on the proposal review committee. More info on the Announcement page.

 

Read More in the Announcement Section


 

Upcoming Events...

 

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

 

CPRS Physical Therapy is offering FREE EBP CEU's!!

Due to limited seating, YOU MUST RSVP to ATCEducation@cprsweb.com
**We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins.  

The Swimmer's Shoulder: Epidemiology, Biomechanics, Treatment and Prevention
Presented by: Andrew Strittmatter, DPT, OCS

Monday November 10, 2014
6:30p Refreshments/ 7:00p Presentation
at 102 N. Baltimore St, Dillsburg

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Thursday November 13, 2014
6:30p Refreshments/ 7:00p Presentation
at 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz

This course has been approved for 2 EBP CEU's

 

-more info on the CEU Opportunities page

 

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