Certified Professionals

The role of an athletic trainer can often be confused with a physical or personal trainer.  Let’s dive into the education, responsibilities, and role of a sports medicine professional.


Are diverse and unique health care professionals. ATs follow a medical-based education model.

Licensed Professionals

Are licensed and otherwise regulated in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Work in Sports Medicine

Work in elementary schools, middle schools and high schools; colleges and universities; professional and amateur sports organizations; hospitals and clinics;

Masters Level Education

Must graduate from an accredited Masters's Level educational program and pass a comprehensive certification exam.

Continuing Education

Must keep their knowledge and skills current by participating in continuing education.

Patient Focused

ATs specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury, which reduces rehabilitative and other health care costs.

Athletic Trainers (ATCs)

Our Skillset Delivers On Impacting Lives

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment of athletic trainers in the U.S. to grow much faster than average. One reason is increased awareness of the effects of sports-related injuries.


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What is an ATC?

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8 Million High School Athletes

That means there is 1 ATC for every 307 Athletes. PlaySafe can change this with your help. Donate to our mission!