Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training."
The Rhode Island Athletic Trainers’ Association is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers who support the athletic training profession in the state of Rhode Island. We are a member organization of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, District One.
Listen now to Past RIATA President Valerie Webber on 103.7 WEEI and Community Matters with Scott Cordischi, discussing the importance of Athletic Trainer's and Emergency Action Plans.
Athletic Trainer of the Year
NATA Hall of Fame
Dr. Phillip Salko