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.

2019 Election results!

Congratulations to all our newly elected officers!


Newly elected officers are due to take office at the Winter Executive Committee Meeting. 

President Elect:

  • Katie LaRue-Martin

Vice President of Intra Association Affairs:

  • BC Charles-Liscombe

Vice President of Governmental Affairs:

  • Gerry Rishel


  • Renee DeSalvo


  • Ryan Weible

Thank you to everyone who ran for office this election cycle!


Brian Huck

OATA President Elect


OATA Research & Grants Sub-Committee

is now accepting


Deadline for Grant SubmissionsNovember 15, 2019

A call for Research Assistance Grant is being released for the Fall of 2019. To be eligible for research assistance funds, you must be a member of the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association. Student members are eligible  and encouraged to apply for research assistance; however, an OATA member must sponsor the application. Funding decisions will be made on the scientific merit of the proposal.

Grant awards are limited to a maximum of $1,000, but all reasonable requests with budget justification will be considered. To access the Grant Submission Form you must login to the Member Area of the www.oata.org webpage.  Once signed in, you will find the “Grant Submission Form” on the left side of the member page or in the AT Resources at the top of www.oata.org  Only grants submitted using the Grant Submission form will be considered.  

Specific questions should be directed to Shelley Payne, Chair – OATA Research & Grants Committee, at [email protected]


2019 OATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium

Thank you for making the Symposium a great success in Mason at Great Wolf Lodge!

Please save the date for next year!
May 15 & 16, 2020
Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio

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 http://www.AtYourOwnRisk.org.