Welcome to the Kansas Young Professional Community. The NATA defines young professionals as athletic trainers who have been certified for up to 12 years. The Young Professional Committee hopes the following links and information may help you as you enter your professional career in Kansas. We are happy to help answer any questions you may have as you begin practicing in Kansas.
High School RIO™ is the internet-based data collection tool used in the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study. This study, currently the only surveillance study of all time-loss injuries in a national sample of US high school athletes, was first implemented during the 2005/06 academic year and has been maintained annually.
Safety reminders and resources for concussion reporting, recognition, and management; anti-vaping crisis; heat illness prevention and hydration; lightning safety; emergency action plans (EAPs); and more.
The ATLAS Project emerged from previous research conducted by KSI on behalf of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) with the primary intention of developing a real-time database of athletic training services in secondary schools throughout the U.S.
As part of a state-wide effort, the Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society, along with numerous state high schools are sponsoring a “Safety in Football Campaign.” This campaign is designed to educate communities on the importance of keeping our student-athletes safe in their athletic endeavors.