Susan Cappelli, Head Athletic Trainer for the Big Spring School District, received the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award at the 68th Annual EATA Meeting in Boston. L-R PATS President, John Moyer, Susan Cappelli, Gatorade Representative Jason Murray and District 2 NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers'
Committee Representative, Casey Christy.



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...



Link to PATS Research Grant Application info


PATS Quarterly Newsletter is here


Links to News reports of HS football deaths here


Free Concussion CME Available for Pennsylvania Physicians -

Read more in the Announcements


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


Read More in the Announcement Section


Upcoming Events...



CPRS Physical Therapy is offering two nights of FREE CEUs!
Reserve your spot today! RSVP to

Monday- February 29th
Tales from a Team Physician: My First 20 Years
Brian Bixler, MD
Training Anterior Core Stability
Adam Richmond, MS, ATC, PES, FMS
6:30p Refreshments/7:00 Lecture- at 102 N. Baltimore St, Dillsburg
Sponsored by: OSS Health (

Thursday- March 3rd
Hip Pain in the Young Adult: A Challenge from Diagnosis to Treatment
Adam Hyatt, MD
Hip Labral Repair in a 17 year old Female Athlete
Nate Nester, LAT, ATC, FMS
6:30 Refreshments/7:00 Lecture- 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz


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




PATS Quick Links


Click for Member Discount


Click on image for free

Concussion Courses


Click on image for free Cardiac Course

CDC Heat Related Web Course


PATS YouTube Channel

PATS Volunteer Form



Calendar of Events

NATA District 2



Defense Mouthguard Rinse

Transdermal Pain Cream

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




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