Athletic Trainer Visits White House in Honor of Special Olympics Ceremony.
Linda Platt Meyer and Loretta Claiborne (Past PATS Moyer Lecture Speaker)
"On the evening of July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama and First Lady
Michelle Obama hosted a dinner around 'A Celebration of Special Olympics
and A Unified Generation' at the White House. The event celebrated the
work that Special Olympics, with the support of the Obama administration
and others, has been doing to activate young people to fight inactivity,
intolerance and injustice in their schools and communities."
Click here to listen to President Obama's Introduction.
President Obama Speaks:
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 Summer Quarterly Newsletter is here
President-Elect John Moyer was a guest on RCN Sports Talk discussing Resolution 626, condemming Performance Enchancing Drugs. Links to the show and more info on the Announcements page
River Run Scholarship winners:
Online CE course now being offered by PATS and Sport Safety International Link
Weight Assessors Workshop
Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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