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Certified Athletic Trainer


Athletic training is the application of the principles and procedures for managing athletic injuries. This includes preconditioning, conditioning, and reconditioning activities.

Athletic trainers work under the supervision of licensed physicians to provide services to individuals who have suffered athletic injuries.

Licensing Requirements

Applicants seeking to become licensed to function in New York State as a certified athletic trainer must submit an application to the Office of the Professions at the New York State Education Department. The latest available information and requirements about New York State-licensed athletic trainers are on the website of the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions at

Applicants must be of good moral character.

Fees: (as of April 7, 2014)

The fee for licensure is $158.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2013, there were 197 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 7, 2014, there were 1,861 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Athletic Training Unit
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 1270

Standard Occupational Classification

29-9091.00 - Athletic Trainers
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information

The National Athletic Trainers' Association
1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (214) 637-6282
Fax: (214) 637-2206

Board of Certification, Inc.
1415 Harney Street, Suite 200
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Phone: (402) 559-0091
Fax (402) 561-0598

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/26/14.

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