Paula Turocy


Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy receives the William E. “Pinky” Newell Address Award from EATA President, John Davis prior to delivering the William E. "Pinky" Newell Address at the EATA Convention in Philadelphia on January 11th, 2015.


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 Winter Quarterly Newsletter is here


Volunteers Needed:
     The Special Olympics Pennsylvania is looking for athletic trainers and athletic training students to volunteer their time and skills by providing athletic training coverage for the 2015 Summer Games. The Games will be held at the Pennsylvania State University Main Campus from Thursday, June 4th through Saturday, June 6th. 
Athletic Trainers: Please see the Announcement section for application download.

Athletic Training Students: please contact your program directors for more information


Become a Concussionwise Instructor by taking a 2 hour course and a webinar. PATS will pay for 40 athletic trainers to take this course through money received from the grant. We are asking for volunteer ATs who are interested in taking and then teaching the face to face forums. Link to ConcussionWise


PATS Student Symposium Info now avaialble


PATS Research Award - $5,000.00 deadline for application is March1. More Info



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.


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 CEU's!!

Reserve your spot today! RSVP to

"When the Shooting Stops"
Presented by: Josh Dishart, BS, GSP, FP-C

Monday February 23, 2015
6:30p Refreshments/ 7:00p Presentation
at 102 N. Baltimore St, Dillsburg


Thursday February 26, 2015
6:30p Refreshments/ 7:00p Presentation
at 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz





-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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