Roles of OUR Governing Bodies – 534

What are the roles of the BOC, CAATE, NATA, Foundation?

Do you know what each of our governing bodies does? Who certifies us, who checks up on the ATEPs, who advocates for the profession, who promotes growth through research?

NATA, BOC, NATA Foundation, CAATE, Strategic Alliance, Governing Bodies, Tory Lindley, Brian Conway, LesLee Taylor, Rusty McKune
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The BOC – Board Of Certification

Rusty Mckune is BOC president

CAATE – Commission of Accreditation on Athletic Training Education

LesLee Taylor is the president of the CAATE


Tory Lindley is now leading the NATA.





Brian Conway is leading the NATA foundation

How do our Governing Bodies work together?

It is a shared responsibility and cooperative effort.

The Strategic Alliance allows each of us to do what we do best and work together to promote and improve the profession of Athletic Training.

NATA advocates and proposes legislation.

BOC ensures quality of the candidates and professionals

CAATE ensures the quality of education and continued growth demands for ATs

Education Foundation supports academic work and research through scholarship.

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Becoming a Board Member with Mike Cathy and Tony – 481

Do You Know any Board Members?

I know two now.  Becoming a board member from humble beginnings like most of us in the secondary setting is attainable.

Mike Carroll, Tony Fitzpatrick and Cathy Supak are really good friends who have held many leadership positions in Athletic Training.  Mike and Tony have basically climbed the ladder all the way to become board members for the NATA and the BOC.  If you want to become a decision maker then listen to the ones who have done it from the bottom.
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