State Statistics Map

Safe activity begins with the adoption of key safety practices. Here is a state-by-state look at several key factors critical to improving the overall safety of sports for athletes.

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Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association Logo

Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association (ALATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 480
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 30%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools in 2021: 3
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Alaska Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 77
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 0
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 156
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 85%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 2
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Arizona Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1080
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 302
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 33%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 17
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Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 413
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 303
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 50%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 24
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California Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: None
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 3,938
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 7
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 1,541
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 44%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 3
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Colorado Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1198
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 4
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 360
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 33%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 30
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Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 949
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 4
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 238
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 13%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 19
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Delaware Athletic Trainers' Association (DATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 301
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 1
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 68
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 19%
  • Number of Safe Sports Schools: 12
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Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida (ATAF)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 3,256
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 11
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 771
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 30%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 115
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Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1871
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 6
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 580
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 19%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 6
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Hawaii Athletic Trainers' Association (HATA)

  • State Regulation: Registration
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 283
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 0
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 78
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 13%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 8
Idaho Athletic Trainers' Association

Idaho Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 462
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 180
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 11
  • Number of Secondary Schools with no AT access: 62%
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Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 2756
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 5
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 829
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 42%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 22
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Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association (IATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1,930
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 9
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 439
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 16%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 41
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Iowa Athletic Trainers' Society

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1129
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 5
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 367
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 22%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 26
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Kansas Athletic Trainers' Society (KATS)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 832
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 5
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 368
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 41%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 29
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Kentucky Athletic Trainers' Society (KATS)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 886
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 298
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 32%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 32
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Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association (LATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 688
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 436
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 28%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 32
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Maine Athletic Trainers' Association (Maine)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 456
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 147
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 37%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 30
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Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 948
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 317
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 25%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 142
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Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1685
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 6
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 476
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 35%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 34
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Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society (MATS)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 2087
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 9
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 790
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 47%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 18
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Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1499
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 4
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 487
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 31%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 46
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Mississippi Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 490
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 329
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 26%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 20
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Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MoATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1501
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 6
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 641
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 39
  • Number of Secondary Schools with no access to an AT: 46%
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Montana Athletic Trainers' Association (MTATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 241
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 181
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 51%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 10
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Nebraska State Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 665
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 5
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 297
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 36%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 14

Nevada Athletic Trainers' Association
State Regulation: Licensure
Number of Certified ATs: 381
Number of AT Educational Programs: 1
Number of Secondary Schools: 107
Percentage of Schools with no AT: 39%
Number of Safe Sport Schools: 1
 

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New Hampshire Athletic Trainers' Association (NHATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 509
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 1
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 123
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 42%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 29
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Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1951
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 452
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 11%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 38
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New Mexico Athletic Trainers' Association (NMATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 305
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 0
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 152
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 56%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 11
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New York State Athletic Trainers' Association

  • State Regulation: Certification
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 2527
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 8
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 1091
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 41%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 35
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North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association (NCATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 2326
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 8
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 530
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 25%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 11 in 2021
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North Dakota Athletic Trainers' Association (NDATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 321
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 156
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 58%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 25
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Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 3389
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 12
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 864
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 17%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 4 in 2021
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Oklahoma Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 609
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 495
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 68%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 54
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Oregon Athletic Trainers' Society (OATS)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 602
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 289
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 55%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 11
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Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Association (PATS)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 3891
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 18
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 810
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 13%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 11 since 2021
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Rhode Island Athletic Trainers' Association (RIATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 217
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 0
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 63
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 21%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 5
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South Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association (SCATA)

  • State Regulation: Certification
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1221
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 308
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 19%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 136
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South Dakota Athletic Trainers' Association (SDATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 381
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 290
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 42%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 11
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Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society (TATS)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1275
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 5
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 453
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 26%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 6
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Texas State Athletic Trainers' Association (TSATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 3952
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 12
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 1688
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 25%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 33
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Utah Athletic Trainers' Association (UATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 873
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 4
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 182
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 51%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 30
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Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers (VAAT)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 269
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 2
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 83
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 35%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 17
Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association

Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association (VATA)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1947
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 8 
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 462
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 31%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 182
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Washington State Athletic Trainers' Association (WSATA)

  • Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1187
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 3
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 418
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 43%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 20
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District of Columbia Athletic Trainers' Association (DCATA)

  • Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 87
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 0
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 50
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 42%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 16
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West Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association (WVATA)

  • Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 477
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 5
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 131
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 57%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 22
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Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association (WATA)

  • Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 1657
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 9
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 509
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 27%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 35
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Wyoming Athletic Trainers Association (WyoATa)

  • State Regulation: Licensure
  • Number of Certified Athletic Trainers: 108
  • Number of Athletic Training Educational Programs: 0
  • Number of Secondary Schools: 79
  • Percentage of Schools with no Athletic Trainers: 43%
  • Number of Safe Sport Schools: 4

Athletic Trainers Abroad

Athletic trainers establish and maintain working relationships with sports medicine specialists internationally. This allows them to collaborate, share and increase the understanding of the athletic training profession. International schools are potential sites for athletic training employment abroad.

Sports Safety Statistics

54mstudents participate in middle and high school sports.
49states, as well as Washington, D.C., license or regulate the practice of athletic training.
470youth sports-related fatalities were reported from 2008 to 2018.
37%of public high schools have a full-time athletic trainer.
57federal and state regulatory bills related to youth sport safety currently exist.

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