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Certified Athletic Trainer


"Athletic trainer" means any person who is duly certified to perform athletic training under the supervision of a physician and limits his or her practice to secondary schools, institutions of postsecondary education, professional athletic organizations, or a person who, under the supervision of a physician, carries out comparable functions on orthopedic athletic injuries, exluding spinal cord injuries, in a health care organization.  Supervision of an athletic trainer by a physician shall be continuous but shall not be construed as requiring the physical presence of the supervising physician at the time and place where such services are performed.

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 26, 2012)

The fee for licensure is $158.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.


No additional experience is required beyond the practicum/internship required to satisfy the education requirements.


Applicants must pass an examination.


Applicants must have received an education including a bachelor's, its equivalentor highter degree in accordance with the commissioner's regulations.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2013, there were 197 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of December 31, 2013, there were 1,829 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. 560

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

NSCA Certification Commission
333 Landmark Circle
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: 402-476-6669
Fax: 402-476-7141


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 7/29/14.

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