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.

Letter Writing Campaign: Final Count!

Thank you to the 2,329 supporters who wrote letters to our legislators in support of AB 1890. This is the MOST letters we’ve ever been able to generate. For more information on the bill, click here.

AB 1890 Changed to Title Protection:

What this means.

AB 1890 has been changed to title protection for many reasons. Many of which are out of our control and have to do with events happening at the Capitol and elsewhere that were unforeseen and are affecting the status of other bills. This decision was made because licensure would not have had the support it needed this year without attaining title protection first, as title protection is being viewed as a prerequisite for licensure.

Therefore, title protection will be our focus this year so that we can move onto licensure in the near future. This will protect the title of “Athletic Trainer”, “AT”, “Certified Athletic Trainer”, “ATC” and anything relating to those names. This means that someone who has not gone through the proper education and certification will no longer be able to call themselves an athletic trainer. Passing this bill will still be a massive step forward for athletic trainers in California and an important step towards licensure.

The letters already sent will still be counted as support for AB 1890 and the bill will still be heard on Tuesday April 29th. We will continue to need your support and dedication to get title protection passed.

We are making good progress and know that together we will continue to make progress.  This decision was not easy and in no way taken lightly. The leadership team, along with our lobbying firm and our author (Assemblyman Chau) chose the direction that gives us the best possibility for ultimate success in attaining licensure. Thanks for all of your passion and dedication, your support at this time is very important to us. Our work continues… Read more…

Join the Sports Medicine Team for AIDS Lifecyle 2014! June 1-7.

The Sports Medicine Team treats and educates injured Cyclists along the 545 mile route from San Francisco to LA.  Tents, meals, and showers are provided in camp each night! The team is looking for ATs, PTs, PTAs and students in each discipline. Read more…

For further information on volunteering with the Sports Medicine Team, contact Greg Waltner, MS,ATC/R at


Positional Release Therapy Institute

Upper Quarter Educational Session in Riverside, CA

Saturday May 10 – Sunday May 11, 2014

In this session, upper quarter PRT techniques and clinical approaches to specific pathological conditions are addressed, such as impingement syndrome, bicep tendonitis and others.

CATA members get $100 discount, bringing the price to $265 for 10.5 CEUs. Enter catamember in the promotional code box. Click here for more details.


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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