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.

OATA Research & Grants Sub-Committee Call for research abstracts

Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Symposium

Cleveland, Ohio - May 13 - 16, 2021

The Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association is soliciting abstracts of

1.) Research, 2.) Clinical Case Reports, 3.) Critically Appraised Topics

for the Free Communications Poster and Platform Sessions at the Annual Meeting and Symposium. 

Deadline for submission is Monday, March 15, 2021

Please note that orginal research and case studies with pending results and conclusions WILL be considered!

Further details and abstract submission can be completed here

The 2021 OATA Meeting will take place at The Westin, Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. Athletic Trainers and AthleticTraining Students are encourage to submit proposals for the Poster sessions and the Platform sessions. 

Some abstracts may be selected as Platform presentations at the symposium. Please consider allowing the research and grants sub-committee to review your abstract for consideration as a Platform presentation by selecting PLATFORM or BOTH PLATFORM AND POSTER on the submission form. Primary author must register for the Annual Meeting.

All accepted case studies and orginal research abstracts will be elligible to be published in The Journal of Sports medicine and Allied Health Sciences!

Certificates of recognition will be awarded in each of the four different categories: Professional Athletic Training Student (original research and case report) and Certified (original research and case report). Continuing educations units will be awarded for each presented abstract. 

Specific questions should be addressed to Janet Simon, Chair - OATA Research and Grants Sub-Committee [email protected]


2020 Virtual OATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium 

Registration and course ARE now available

OATA Members are eligible for discounted registration. Members, please login for eligibility.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OATA CANCELLED the in-person symposium scheduled for May 15-16, 2020.  

At this time, all content for this year’s symposium is available on the symposium page in an online format.  

Registrants are eligible for 12.75 BOC approved CEUs. Visit the Symposium page for details and registration.



Ohio AT helmet stickers are Once Again available to order

Head to the AT Resources section on the home page, login with your Member ID and password and place your order. 

You can also access the order form  HERE.