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.


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SENATE BILL S 0305 & S 0023 
This act would require all school districts to designate a Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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Welcome to the RIATA

Our Mission

The Rhode Island Athletic Trainers’ Association (RIATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers who support the athletic training profession in the state of Rhode Island.The mission of the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers’ Association is to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession. This association provides several opportunities in which an athletic trainer can gain professional development through continuing education opportunities. We help organize conferences in which scientific and medically based evidence in the field of sports medicine can be presented.  This is controlled by separate entity – the Board of Certification. The RIATA also attempts to maintain a positive network amongst this profession in the small state, by sponsoring causal social events. The RIATA provides means for student athletic trainers to become involved in leadership roles.



Bridgewater State University puts
on mock overdose for training

Watch Video Here


As the opioid epidemic continues to grow, local EMTs and athletic trainers learn the skills they need to save lives. 

RIATA Radio Commercial


Click below to listen to a commercial recorded
by Valerie Webber

Secondary School Athletic Trainer' Summit

Held at Performance Physical Therapy on August 16, 2016
 

RIATA 25th Anniversary Celebration!

On July 26, we hosted a 25th anniversary party. Two of the original five founding members were in attendance. We are so fortunate to have these member came together in 1992 to form our organization. We truly have come very far from then and we plan to go even further in the next 25 years!

It was a great time to be a Rhody! Cheers!


Hall of Fame Recognition


Wendy Drysdale,  inducted to 2016 St. George’s School Hall of Fame. She has been at St. George’s School for 30 years ( 25 as Head Athletic Trainer).
She enjoys bike riding, church life, music and dogs.



2016 Service Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr Chris Nasin. 
Pictured above, left to right, Jeff Nadeau, Dr Nasin
and Andy Llaguno.


Portsmouth Athletic Trainer Saves Life

Portsmouth Public School funded an athletic trainer this year for the high school this past year.  Little did these parents know their Athletic Trainer,  Jameson Powers would save their son's life in the first year of consistent athletic training care. Read how Jamison was instrumental in treating their son's injury. READ MORE

Rhode Island Athletic Trainers' Association is a member of the
National Athletic Trainers' Association, District One.

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