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 Quarterly Newsletter is here!


PATS Student Symposium

East Stroudsburg University

March 31 - April 1

More Info


The Deadline for applications for the PATS Research Award is fast approaching. The deadline is March 1st. More info can be found here.


Pennsylvania Cable News (PCN presents "A Consumer’s Guide to the Management and Care of Concussion in Sport"


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Upcoming Events...



CPRS Physical Therapy is honored to present:

Evaluation and Treatment of Superior Labral (SLAP) Tears of the Shoulder
by Dr. Aman Dhawan

Marathon Medicine: A Case Based Review of Exercise Associated Collapse by Dr. Matthew Silvis
Thursday February 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 Refreshments/ 7:00 Lecture

Location: CPRS Physical Therapy (102 N. Baltimore St, Dillsburg) Flyer
Sponsor: PSECU (psecu.com)

Current Management of ACL Injuries by Dr. Seth Baublitz
Thursday March 2, 2017 Time: 6:30 Refreshments/ 7:00 Lecture

Location: Heart of Lancaster Hospital (1500 Highlands Dr, Lititz) Flyer


Temple Univ. Athletic Training Program


Let’s Stay Together: A Mentoring Workshop

Saturday, February 25, 1-5 PM ET

More info


Game Changers in Sports Medicine Conference

Friday March 3rd 11 am - 4 pm

Heritage Hills Conference Center, York, PA

Cost: Free




-more info on the CEU Opportunities page




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Boothwyn, PA 19061



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