The California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.

EBP CEUs and You!

What Is the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Requirement?

The EBP continuing education category was developed to help ATs infuse evidence into clinical decision making for their patients. To be eligible for credit, programs must be approved by the BOC in the EBP category. You can find BOC Approved EBP Programs on the BOC website. Approved programs are updated monthly.

If you are one of those who are still confused about EBP and what EBP is after reading through our website, we recommend you begin with an EBP Foundations course through NATA. NATA has six approved foundations courses and these can be found on our website in the BOC Approved Continuing Education Opportunities section.

ATs must complete the following by December 31, 2015:

  • ATs with 50 CEUs due must complete at least 10 EBP CEUs
  • ATs with 25 CEUs due must complete at least 5 EBP CEUs

AB 1890 Update: Governor Brown vetoes bill

“There was a tremendous amount of momentum and enthusiasm for AB 1890 all the way to the governor’s desk.  This is extremely disheartening.

I am very proud of the work done by our governmental affairs committee, our managing board, our lobbyists and our members.  Everyone did such a great job and you all should be commended.  The governmental affairs committee will meet soon to evaluate our situation and strategize for the future.  I ask that our members not correspond with any government officials about the veto until which time we come up with a strategy suited for this situation.  I am proud to be an ATHLETIC TRAINER and I know you are too.

We will persevere……”

-CATA President Mike West

Click here to read the Governor’s message regarding his decision. Read more…



North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)


Lumbopelvic Spine I

October 4-5, 2014 (additional day online)

San Diego, CA


Cervical Spine I

November 8-9, 2014 (additional day online)

San Diego, CA



NAIOMT courses are 50% lab and use a case-based format. You will learn about select lumbopelvic and/or cervical

spine conditions and their specific biomechanical and neurophysiological assessment. Read more…

Register here



CE Courses in Sports Medicine designed by ATCs for ATCs. Over 350 BOC Approved Units.
Your CEUs are due this year. Get them done in a convenient, cost-effective and easy-to-use format with online courses from Sport Medics


UCSF Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Conference:
‘The Acutely Injured Athlete’

This year’s theme “The Acutely Injured Athlete” will focus on musculoskeletal problems that require urgent referral for physician evaluation. As certified athletic trainers and physical therapists you are on the front lines of orthopaedic care. This course will help you identify red flag athletic injuries in both pediatric and adult athletes.  Register here or read more…

Advocates for Injured Athletes launches “Athletes Saving Athletes”


Advocates for Injured Athletes, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping student athletes, recently launched “Athletes Saving Athletes,” a program which empowers student athletes by teaching them life-saving skills.

Certified athletic trainers deliver the curriculum and teach student athlete leaders to recognize and care for injuries such as concussion, head and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetic emergencies, asthma and heat illness.

Learn more about Athletes Saving Athletes and how you and your school can get involved.











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