Larry Cooper


Larry Cooper of Penn-Trafford HS has been named Athletic Trainer of the Year by Training & Conditioning Magazine
Sandy Zettlemoyer of Mechanicsburg HS was named Honorable Mention


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


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


Conversation at Hike to Harrisburg. ATs with Rep Briggs & Sen Tomlinson discuss NATM on an iheart radio broadcast. Link


Free Concussion CME Available for Pennsylvania Physicians -

Read more in the Announcements


PATS Convention Registration is now open!


PATS Winter Quarterly Newsletter is here


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...


Strain Counterstrain (SCS) I focuses on spinal dysfunction. Lecture and extensive lab time are spent on the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, ribs, pelvis and sacrum.
July 17th - 19th Penn State University
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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

Reserve your spot today! RSVP to

Monday- May 18th, 2015
    "Adhesive Capsulitis"
    Speaker: Matthew Kelly, MD
    "Lateral Ankle Pain"
    Speakers: Michael Werner, MD
    6:30pm Refreshments/ 7:00pm Presentations
    at 102 N. Baltimore St, Dillsburg
    Sponsored by: Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania (

Wednesday- May 20, 2015
    "Orthopedic Issues in the Female Athlete"
    Speaker: Joy Long, MD
    6:30p Refreshments/ 7:00p Presentation- LL AT Mtg to Follow 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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