AT your own risk

At Your Own Risk aims to educate, provide resources and equip the public to act and advocate for safety in work, life and sport. Without proper safety measures and the appropriate medical personnel, you are left to face the inherent safety risks that, when properly prepared for, could be reduced or avoided.

By employing an athletic trainer, you provide a safer approach to work, life, and sport. Learn more at

Welcome to Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association!

The Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA) is a not-for-profit [501(c) (6)- IRS approved, 10/98] organization dedicated to the health care needs of the physically active. Founded in 1984, the primary goal of the OATA is to ensure that athletes, at any level, receive immediate, professional, quality health care. This comprehensive and cost-effective care is accomplished with the daily contact and cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals.


the 20th annual Oata athletic training

student symposium and quiz bowl 

Due to the Weather Advisory for Dublin, Ohio January  20th, the 2019 OATA Student Symposium and Quiz Bowl was postponed.

It has been rescheduled to February 16, 2019. Same schedule of events anticipated.

This will be hosted at the Ohio University Dublin, Ohio Campus, Dublin Integration Center beginning at 8:30 AM. 



OATA Research & Grants Sub-Committee

The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association is soliciting abstracts of (1) research (2) clinical case reports (3) Critically Appraised Topics for the Free Communication Poster AND Platform Sessions at the Annual Meeting and Symposium.  The 2019 OATA Meeting will be at the Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, OH. Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students are encouraged to submit proposals for the Poster sessions and the Platform sessions.  Online submission may be accessed HERE .

All accepted case studies and original research abstracts will be published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences!  Certificates of recognition will be awarded in four different categories. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be awarded for each presented abstract. Primary author must register for the OATA Annual Meeting.


Our 2019 OATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium page is now open

Join us for evidence-based continuing education, the Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, networking with other athletic training professionals from all of Ohio and, of course, fun for the whole family!

May 17 & 18, 2019

Great Wolf Lodge
2501 Great Wolf Drive
Mason, Ohio 45040

Tony Ortiz  Scholarship for DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association is pleased to announce the TONY Ortiz Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion.The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association will award one scholarship to a deserving student of an ethnic or socially diverse background accepted to or currently enrolled in an athletic training program  at an Ohio Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited institution . The OATA defines diversity as the range of human differences, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin and political beliefs.

Official Sponsor of the OATA