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Supporting the Growth of Athletic Trainers to Improve Healthcare in Illinois

The Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, Inc. (IATA) is a professional membership organization for licensed athletic trainers, athletic training students, and those in the public who support the athletic training profession in the State of Illinois. 

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Locate Industry Resources

Use IATA’s available resources to stay plugged into the AT industry. 

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Become an IATA Member

Continue your education, make connections, and advance your career.

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Find an Athletic Trainer

Hire the right healthcare professional for your particular setting.

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What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?

An athletic trainer is a allied healthcare professional who collaborates with physicians to optimize care for the safe return to activity and participation by patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

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Benefits of Joining IATA 

When you join the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, you're able to:

  • Take athletic training continuing education courses 
  • Work with various sports medicine committees to advance special interests within athletic training
  • Attend the annual state meeting and symposium at a discounted rate 
  • Maintain your state licensure (with updated legislative language)
  • Attend exclusive events to create industry connections

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IATA’s Mission

The mission of the IATA is to improve the quality of healthcare in the State of Illinois through the advancement, promotion, and improvement of the athletic training profession for practicing Athletic Trainers in all settings, and to be proactive in creating effective partnerships in our communities, as well as among those interested in athletic training as a career. In addition, IATA provides a means for a free exchange of ideas for the Illinois athletic training field.


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The 2023 IATA membership survey was distributed to all members of the IATA via email on January 15, 2023, and was open for three weeks, until...

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City of Chicago have proclaimed March as National Athletic Training Month! Thank you, Mayor Lightfoot, for recognizing...

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Read on for a brief summaries of the 2023 changes to our Practice Act. If you have any questions about how these affect you as an athletic trainer,...

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