About SCATA

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The South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association (SCATA) is proudly committed to the growth and advancement of the athletic training profession in the state of South Carolina. We are a professional organization representing the 350+ athletic trainers certified to practice athletic training in the state of South Carolina. 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. As a resource for Athletic trainers, we provide the necessary resources to benefit politically and legislatively, provide professional advancement opportunities as well as continuing education and certification resources.





What is an Athletic Trainer?

An athletic trainer specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of muscle and bone injuries and illnesses, and is educated in emergency care for catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness and concussions. Working under the direction of a licensed physician, and in cooperation with other healthcare providers, athletic trainers are recognized as allied health professionals by the American Medical Association (AMA) and must meet the qualifications set by a state regulatory board and/or the Board of Certification, Inc.