Athletic training is the application of the principles and procedures for managing athletic injuries. This includes preconditioning, conditioning, and reconditioning activities.
Athletic trainers work under the supervision of licensed physicians to provide services to individuals who have suffered athletic injuries.
Any use of the title "certified athletic trainer" within New York State requires licensure.
To be licensed as a certified athletic trainer in New York State you must:
To meet the professional education requirement for licensure as a certified athletic trainer, you must present evidence of receiving either A, B or C below.
To meet the examination requirements for licensure as a certified athletic trainer, you must obtain satisfactory scores on athletic training examinations acceptable to the State Education Department. The certification examination of the NATA Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) is an acceptable examination. If you have taken this examination, you must contact the BOC to request a "Certification Verification" be sent directly to the Office of the Professions. Certification verification requests must be made in writing or via the web at: http://www.bocatc.org/. For information on the examination, contact the BOC at:
National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification
4223 S. 143rd Circle
Athletic Training Unit
Omaha, Nebraska 68137-4505
Toll Free Number: (877) 262-3926
Phone: (402) 559-0091
Phone: (402) 561-0598
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:www.bocatc.org
If you do not meet the requirements for the NATA Board of Certification examination, you should call the Office of the Professions' Athletic Training Unit at 518-474-3817 ext. 270 for information on being admitted to the examination of the State Athletic Trainers Examination Program.
The fee for licensure is $158.
In 2014, there were 205 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 243 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2016, there were 2,105 active licenses for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Athletic Training Unit
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 1270
29-9091.00 - Athletic Trainers
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The National Athletic Trainers' Association
1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (214) 637-6282
Fax: (214) 637-2206
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 11/9/16.
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