Kentucky

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who provide our community a safer approach to work, life, and sport.

Learn how athletic trainers in Kentucky keep your state healthy, safe and thriving.

What's the Mission of the Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society?

Since it's inception, KATS has been actively involved in helping its members with issues related to athletic training and sports medicine. KATS also serves to forward the legislative interests for athletic training in Kentucky. KATS works to increase awareness and education of parents, coaches, officials and patients regarding issues related to athletic health care and work place wellness and health care.

Kentucky Safety Statistics

886certified athletic trainers in Kentucky.
2athletic training educational programs in Kentucky.
32schools with the Safe Sports School Award in Kentucky.
298secondary schools in Kentucky.

What is an Athletic Trainer?

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association defines athletic trainers (ATs) as highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals specifically trained in the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical conditions and emergent, acute and chronic injuries. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA)Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession. 

Where Are Athletic Trainers Employed?

Athletic trainers provide health care in many settings, from clinics and hospitals to performing arts and even aeronautics.

What's the Value of Employing an Athletic Trainer?

The value of an athletic trainers may differ in the eyes of the principal, school board member, athletic director, teacher, coach, parent, employer, legislator and student-athlete. At Your Own Risk has created handouts explaining the value that athletic trainers bring to many different organizations.

Six Ways You Can Get Involved in Kentucky

Whether you are the parent of a student athlete or the administrator of a school district, you can do your part. Whether you are a legislator or an employer, you can make a difference. Here are some ways you can get involved in your community.

Contact the Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society

The Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society (KATS) has been actively involved in helping its members with issues related to athletic training and sports medicine. KATS also serves to forward the legislative interests for athletic training in Kentucky.

Apply for the Safe Sports School Award

The Safe Sports School Award recognizes schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.

Contact Your Athletic Training Regulatory Board

NATA is actively engaging legislators and other health care coalitions and organizations in an effort to raise the profile of the athletic training profession. Through our education efforts to these groups, we promote the recognition of ATs.

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Hire an Athletic Trainer

Every team deserves an athletic trainer. Learn more about hiring an AT.

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