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Professional MAT Sites
National Athletic Trainers' Association
"The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 35,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession, and to receive a broad array of membership benefits." Some information is available to non-members, but membership is required for access to the full site.
Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer
The national association includes links to all the state agencies, requirements, and registration.
Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine -Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS)
"The State Board of Medicine regulates the practice of medicine through the licensure, registration and certification of members of the medical profession in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board regulates medical doctors; physician assistants; radiology technicians; respiratory therapists; nurse-midwives; acupuncturists; practitioners of oriental medicine; perfusionists; behavioral specialists; and athletic trainers."
Recommended website for Athletic Training Students
PEDro:Physiotherapy Evidence Database
"PEDro is a free database of over 32,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health."
Pennsylvania Athletic Training Sites
Subchapter H. ATHLETIC TRAINERS:
§ 18.501. Purpose.
This subchapter implements section 51.1 of the act (63 P. S. § 422.51a) to provide for the licensure and practice standards of athletic trainers.
PA Athletic Trainer Application form
A Pennsylvania Licensing System (PALS) link to the formal application needed to get an athletic trainer license in Pennsylvania. You have to register in order to access the form.
General Athletic Training Sites