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 May Quarterly Newsletter is here!


Jeff Shields and Larry Cooper from the PATS join Michael Parks of radio station WHP 510, Harrisburg, for a discussion regarding "TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS"
Podcast link


The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games will be held June 1st-3rd at the Pennsylvania State University main campus in State College.  Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students from across the Commonwealth volunteer their time and athletic training skills to make the games a safe and competitive environment.

To volunteer follow link



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


Read More in the Announcement Section


Upcoming Events...



University of Pennsylvania Sports Performance Symposium
May 20, 2017
Tse Sports Center
University of Pennsylvania
219 S. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104


Current Issues in Athletic Training
Presented by: UPMC Sports Medicine
Sunday May 21, 2017
see Brochure


The Business of Collegiate Sports Medicine

Villanova Athletics, along with its medical partners, A-G Administrators, Inc., Select Medical (NovaCare) and Rothman are excited to host a symposium on “The Business of Collegiate Sports Medicine”.  Registration is complimentary and the cost of the program is covered by the medical partners of Villanova Athletics.  



The Concussion Health Summit will take place on July 28 & 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, OH. The Summit will be bringing together top experts from a wide range of fields to share the most up-to-date, cutting-edge knowledge and technology in concussion management in both a lecture and hands-on environment, all with an emphasis on the connection between baseline, time of injury, post-injury and recovery.

We are actively promoting the Summit and seats are quickly filling up and Mark wanted to make sure PATS' members have the opportunity to secure their spot. 

Use code PATS2983 for a 25% discount.

More Info



PATS Convention Registration is Open!



-more info on the CEU Opportunities page




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PATS Office:
PO Box 2164
Boothwyn, PA 19061



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