"Founded in 1980 to advance the profession of athletic training in the State of Kansas."

Promoting an increased awareness of the profession of athletic training to the citizens of Kansas.

Mission

It is the Mission of KATS to help assure top quality Health Care to the Physically Active in Kansas, and to promote and increased awareness of the Profession of Athletic Training to the citizens of the State of Kansas.

KATS OFFICERS

President
Karen Garrison, MA, LAT, ATC
Paxico, KS
785-670-1461
Karen.garrison@washburn.edu

President-Elect
Phil Vardiman, PhD, LAT, ATC
Manhattan, KS
785-532-5568
pvardiman@ksu.edu

Secretary
Lynsey Payne LAT, ATC
Lawrence, KS
785-979-4883
lynsey.payne@bakeru.edu

Treasurer
Justin Clark LAT, ATC
Abilene, KS
785-466-1365
clarkjbc5@hotmail.com

Public Relations
Chris Fleming, LAT, ATC
Wichita, KS
316-409-3692
inspirehp@yahoo.com

Past-President 
Mark Padfield, LAT, ATC
Tonganoxie, KS
785-640-4437
MPadfield@tong464.org

Membership

If you are a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) then you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society (KATS). For non-NATA members an application is required for membership to KATS and the fees are $20. Athletic trainers from outside Kansas are welcome to join KATS as well. The same application is required and the fee is also $20.

Click here to fill out the application.