Committee on Practice Advancement
The mission of COPA is to develop and promote new areas for athletic training employment and address employment issues, such as working conditions, for athletic trainers in existing settings. The committee will support staff in research as it relates to job development and improvement as well as serve as a liaison to athletic training educators in order to translate changes in professional education standards and emerging employment issues.
Rhonda Beemer, PhD, ATC
Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine
Purpose is to identify issues of concern; disseminate information; and develop programs & activities to enhance the effectiveness of collegiate athletic trainers and students enrolled in athletic training programs in Iowa.
Nick Bender, MS, LAT, ATC
Andy Newell, Iowa Central CC
Honors & Awards
Purpose is to develop awards & criterion; solicit & review candidate’s applications; and forward recommendations of worthy recipients to the Executive Committee.
Des Moines, IA 50311
Orthopaedic Specialist, PC
Purpose is to monitor state and federal legislation; develop strategic relationships with external organizations; monitor the AT Practice Act; provide society members with current policy, regulatory and legislative information; and foster members involvement in legislative activities.Chair:
Troy Kleese, ATC
Sports Medicine Director
The purpose of the Liaisons is to interact with variety of health care professional organizations to positively impact the health care of physically active individuals; and to enhance the public relations efforts of the society by establishing community service programs.
Liaison to IPTA
Purpose is to promote Athletic Training and the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society on the local, state and national levels to both internal and external audiences. Efforts are focused on developing and implementing public awareness campaigns; disseminating information to Society members through a Quarterly Newsletter; maintaining the society’s website; preparing press releases and advertisements; and working with the Executive Committee to create and promote participation in Athletic Training month activities.
Katie Staiert, MS, ATC
Social Media Coordinator:
Purpose is to identify issues of concern to licensed athletic trainers in this setting and to suggest/formulate solutions pertaining to these issues along with the Executive Committee.
The purpose of the Young Professionals Committee is to increase the recruitment and retention of newly certified members to the field of athletic training, to increase the involvement of those members 35 and younger in volunteerism and professional development, to encourage young athletic training professionals to get involved in efforts to improve working conditions and quality of life of athletic trainers.
Katie Staiert email@example.com
Samantha Busch firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Klapperich email@example.com
Athletic Training Student Leadership Council
The mission of the Iowa Athletic Training Student Leadership Council is to promote the profession of athletic training, increase leadership and educational opportunities and encourage active involvement among athletic training students in the state of Iowa.
Iowa State University
Megan Blomberg (President)
Alaya Johnson (Vice President)
Marissa Drake (Secretary)
Annual Meeting Committee
Purpose of Committee / Objectives:
The purpose is to organize the annual meeting each year. Our goal is to increase the number of CEU’s offered at the IATS Annual Meeting, to include multiple EBP sessions, to create more student-specific sessions, and to market our state’s meeting to the surrounding states.Chair: