2020-2022 Call to Action
The Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association (LATA) is a not-for-profit organization of health care professionals dedicated to the safety in sports completion and the profession of athletic training within the State of Louisiana. Athletic Training is an allied healthcare profession recognized by the American Medical Association. National certification in the profession requires strict educational standards based on specific knowledge and skills level. Certified athletic trainers (ATC) have a long history of providing quality healthcare for athletes and individuals engaged in physical activity and are recognized as leaders of emergency medical care within an athletic population.
Please note: To practice as an AT in the State of Louisiana, an individual must meet specialized educational requirements and pass the national exam of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification. In addition, you must adhere to the requirements to be licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME). Only licensed AT can be employed throughout the State in professional sports, colleges and universities, high schools, clinics, hospital, corporate and industrial settings. They work under the general supervision of a physician and serve to enhance the quality of healthcare through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.
Monthly Objectives of the Association
Quarterly Committee Meetings
Improve KSI ranking from 42nd to Top 10
Identify Emerging Practice for ATs within Scope of Practice
Serious Sports Medicine Initiative
The Secondary School AT Initiative