Groups Urge California to Regulate Athletic Trainers

In an environment where more states are passing laws requiring practicing athletic trainers to be licensed, there’s one state that has an unusually low barrier to entry for would-be athletic trainers: California.

The Golden State is currently the only state that doesn’t regulate the athletic training profession, but advocacy groups are banding together to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to change that.

In a California Athletic Trainers’ Association release, which can be accessed here, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the NCAA joined others in support of regulating athletic trainers in the state. They cited the potential dangers that non-licensed athletic trainers pose to student-athletes, athletic trainers and their employers.

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