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Committee on Practice Advancement




✉️ Mark Colston

The goal of the COPA is to develop, enhance & support avenues of revenue for the profession of Athletic Training in the State of Illinois. This committee is comprised of the COPA chair, Governmental Affairs Director, GAD-Elect or Past- GAD, and other members as designated by the COPA chair. Members may represent athletic trainers working in all settings, including hospital, clinic, secondary school, college, professional sports, industry, performing arts, public safety, etc. 

Interested in Third Party Reimbursement? Click here to access resources collected by the NATA on how to advance third party reimbursement initiatives in Illinois!




Check out the NATA resources for athletic trainers practicing in emerging settings. There you'll find ways to connect with other athletic trainers working in these settings and value models that may help you improve your employment outlook, among other resources.

 Progress Note Templates

In January 2023, amendments to our state practice act took effect, requiring athletic trainers who received patients by referral from other providers, to send the referring provider a progress note every 30 days during treatment. COPA has created the following templates that athletic trainers may use to fulfill this requirements.

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