Certified athletic trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health care providers. Through an advanced educational background, athletic trainers are able to provide the profesional care, early evaluation
and treatment of athletic injuries, and proper medical referral. Athletic trainers provide quality health care, and educate athletes in prevention of injuries.
The certified athletic trainer specializes in five domains. These domains
have been identified as those necessary to function effectively as a certified
1. Prevention of athletic injuries
2. Recognition, evalutaion and immediate care of athletic injuries.
3. Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries
4. Health care administration
5. Professional development and responsibility
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CATA Mission Statement
The Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA), through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions, strives to improve the quality of health care for the physically active, enhance the profession of Athletic Training, and serve as a resource for education in the field of Athletic Training.