"The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is a professional membership association serving certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession in the United States also operating in some Canadian Provinces. Founded in 1950, the NATA represents more than 82 percent of all athletic trainers practicing in the United States. NATA's mission is to enhance the quality of health care for athletes & those engaged in physical activity & to advance the profession through education & research. Its website provides Industry, media, marketing, education, & employment links."
"ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and other certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. The mission of the American College of Sports Medicine is to advance and integrate scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine."
"The Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the health care needs of the physically active. Founded in 1984, the primary goal of the OATA is to ensure that athletes, at any level, receive immediate, professional, quality health care. The OATA works with the Ohio State Medical Association to provide educational opportunities for athletic trainers, physicians, school administrators, athletic directors, coaches, parents, and athletes. The OATA also encourages professional development of its members and provides a means for the exchange of ideas. The Mission of the Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association is to advance and strengthen the profession of Athletic Training while delivering and advocating for high quality healthcare in the state of Ohio."
"The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers (OTPTAT) Board is responsible for the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training in the State of Ohio. The board was established in 1976. The regulation of the three professions includes: issuing and renewing the licenses of properly qualified individuals; investigating complaints against licensees; monitoring compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements; and educating licensees and the consumers of the services provided by the board's licensees on the laws and rules that govern the practice of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic training in Ohio and the board's role to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of these three professions."