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.

Dr. Jason Bennett Elected CATA President

It is my honor to announce that Dr. Jason Bennett , Curriculum Director at Chapman University, has been elected President of the California Athletic Trainers Association beginning January 1st, 2015.  Having worked with Dr. Bennett for a number of years, I know that he will be a great representative for California Athletic Training and will bring a strong vision and leadership our state association.   It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve as your President these last 6 years.  I look forward to Jason’s leadership and the continued progress and successes that will come soon for all California Athletic Trainers in the very near future.


Michael West, MS, ATC

CATA President


CATA Annual Conference and Symposium PLUS Hit the Hill Day

The CATA Annual Leadership Development Conference and Clinical Symposium will be held on Saturday February 21 & Sunday February 22, 2015, followed by Hit the Hill Day on Monday February 23, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento, CA. This convenient, cost-effective educational program will offer between 10 – 12 CEUs for the 1 ½ day event with another possible 2 CEUs for the CATA Hit the Hill Legislative Event on Monday. Register by February 17, 2015 for discounted rates.

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Members: 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.


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


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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