The Iowa Athletic Trainers Society is composed of highly skilled health care professionals who are nationally certified and state licensed. Through research, education and service IATS works to advance, encourage, and improve the profession of athletic training and promote sports health and safety.
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Athletic trainers in Iowa must have passed the Board of Certification national examination and be licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health to legally practice in Iowa.