Who We Are
The current membership is proud of the hard work devoted by numerous athletic trainers and proponents of athletic training to have achieved licensure and practice protection. In the immediate future we seek to get every IATS member actively involved to move the profession forward to best serve Iowans. Practice protection allows better care for Iowans and also helps define the role of the athletic trainer in the state.
The Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society will not rest on other issues of importance to athletic trainers in the state, including reimbursement, increasing public understanding, and public service. At the state level, the committees and membership comprise the grassroots for the NATA. Individuals who aspire to become involved at the district and national level most often begin by being active members and serving on state committees.
IATS supports the ongoing education and research efforts of all accredited athletic training education programs in Iowa. IATS promotes education through offering scholarship monies to deserving students through its awards programs.