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Student Handbook - Professional Agencies

Clinical Education – Professional Agencies

The following is list of agencies, organizations and professional services that you, the ATS, should become familiar with. You should also review aspects of this with our Clinical Experience Supervisor so they can keep you updated on the most current information.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

You should visit the website on a regular basis. Also, it is strongly encouraged that you become an NATA member and to become involved on the national, district and/or state level as early in your career as possible.

As a student at the University of Maine, you would be a member of District 1. Visiting this website will familiarize you with possible scholarships and upcoming educational sessions. You can also become familiar with the governmental set-up of our national organization and recognize the importance of becoming a volunteer.

Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association

This association is comprised of District 1 and 2 members and offers many quality education programs for the athletic trainer. The website has some valuable information regarding scholarships and educational programs available to athletic training students.

Maine Athletic Trainers’ Association

Maine has a strong state association that is run by elected members on a volunteer basis. The website lists the make-up of the organization, educational opportunities, potential job listings and scholarship listings.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification

You should become very familiar with this incorporation. Visit their Web page at for information relevant to you. They provide valuable information regarding the athletic training certification exam as well as sample tests. The BOC has set specific Domains of Athletic Training of which you will want to become familiar.

National Athletic Trainer’s Association Education Council

The NATA has many specialized committees and councils. The Education Council (EC) is responsible for our current curriculum. The University of Maine Athletic Training Education Program follows the Education Competencies and Proficiencies put forth by the EC.

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National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

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Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2412
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System