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Council for Early Career Athletic Trainers




✉️ Emily Espinosa

The CECAT is comprised of AT students and ATs who are in their first five years of professional practice. The committee is co-chaired by an AT student and a certified AT. Other members include four additional students and certified ATs.  The goal of the CECAT is to promote both athletic training students and early career athletic trainers in various ways. Its duties include, but are not limited to:

- Identify and plan programming relevant to students/early career professionals for the State Meeting.

- Develop programming, such as learning labs, career panels, and networking/mentoring opportunities.

- Develop and plan meetings, gatherings, webinars, etc. targeted to students/early career professionals.

- Facilitate a service project annually




Many IATA committees correspond with district and NATA committees. The CECAT is unique in that it addresses the needs of both students and early career athletic trainers.  There are numerous resources at the NATA level for both of these populations. Click here to connect with fellow athletic training students, or click here to explore helpful tips for succeeding as an early career athletic trainer.

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