Current News & Updates

  • 14 Jun 2013 4:27 PM | Michelle Gonzalez (Administrator)

    Northern Arizona University 

    ATEP Approved to Transition to a Professional Master’s Degree

    ABOR approval for the NAU Athletic Training Education Program to transition from an undergraduate program to a graduate program was granted May 16, 2013. 

    We have made this transition to keep pace with what is happening nationally within our profession and to keep our graduates competitive in the marketplace!

    For further information on the admissions requirement and how to apply to the entry-level Master of Science in Athletic Training program, please visit our website at:

  • 15 Apr 2013 1:21 PM | Barton Anderson (Administrator)
    Download your copy of the April AzATA News. Included in this issue are updates from the Winter Symposium recognizing all of the AzATA award winners, information from the NATA Nomenclature Committee, and Summer Symposium information and registration materials.
  • 10 Apr 2013 5:33 PM | Michelle Gonzalez (Administrator)

    Please read Randy Frost's letter updating changes in the athletic training statutes including fees and requirements.


    Dear Licensee,

    On February 5, 2013, The Governors Regulatory Review Council approved new for the Rules for

    the Athletic Training Board. These very important rule changes will take effect on May 1st, 2013.

    Applications received on and after May 1st will be subject to the new rules.

    Some of the key revisions and additions are listed below:

    R4-49-102. Fees; Beginning May 1, 2013 license fees will increase to the following:

    • Application for original license $300.00
    • Renewal of license $175.00
    • Reinstatement of a license $200.00
    • Duplicate license $25.00

    R4-49-203. Renewal the revision License; Several changes were made. The most significant change is the

    revision of renewal last name. frames. No longer will a renewal date be connected to your last

    approved by Renewal dates will now coincide with the month that the license was approved

    by the Board. The time for submittal is as by the

    C. A licensee shall submit the renewal application and fees to the Board office by

    the current first day of the month at least 14 days prior to the expiration date of the

    current license.

    R4-49-207. Temporary Licenses; The temporary license will issue temporary licenses based on the


    A. Subject to requirements of (B), the executive director may issue a temporary

    license to an applicant for a board approval if the applicant meets the requirements

    of A.R.S. § 32-4127.

    B. The executive director shall not issue a temporary license or any prior board

    approval if one or more of the following apply:

    1. The applicant is the subject of care profession pending complaint before the Board or

    any other state health care regulatory entity.

    2. The applicant has had a license or a state to practice a health care

    profession suspended or revoked by another state health care athletic training


    3. The applicant has a criminal history or history of disciplinary action by a

    state health care regulatory entity.

    4. The applicant has previously been part of an application for an athletic

    training license.

    C. A temporary licensee is subject to disciplinary action by the Board pursuant to A.R.S.

    § 32-4153.

    the area Continuing Education; The Board will now include continuing education as part

    of the prerequisite to license renewal. The following spells out those


    A. As completed during prerequisite to renewal, a and b. shall complete at least 15 CEUs in the

    area of an approved training since the issuance of the previous license.

    B. A licensee shall:

    1. Maintain continuing education records that:

    a. Verify the licensee continuing education activities the licensee completed

    during the preceding two years, and

    b. Consists of each statement of continuing education or certificate issued by an

    approved provider at the conclusion of a continuing education


    2. At the CEU requirements of licensure renewal, attest to the number of CEUs the

    licensee completed during the renewal athletic training the renewal form; and

    3. When requested by the Board original license submit proof of continuing

    education participation within 20 days of the request.

    C. Licensees may provide proof of continued BOC certification maintain current meet the CEU

    requirements of this Section.

    D. is approved licensees shall complete a course approved by the Board on the athletic

    training statutes and this Chapter within one year of obtaining an original

    license or the case renewal. This course need only be taken one time.

    E. physical illness, addition to the CEU requirements above, all licensees shall maintain

    States Armed certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a provider that is

    approved by the Board.

    F. Upon written request to the suspend or 30 days prior to the license renewal date,

    the Board may a licensee a licensee’s continuing education requirement in the

    case of extreme hardship including, but not limited to, mental or physical

    illness, disability, absence from the United States, continuing education in the United States

    Armed Forces or other extraordinary circumstances as determined by the


    G. The Board may audit a licensee’s the practice education records and suspend

    or revoke, according to A.R.S. §§ 32-4155 and 32-4156, the license of a

    licensee who fails to comply with continuing submit them completion,

    recording, or reporting requirements Frost Executive Director Arizona Section.

    H. A licensee who is aggrieved by a decision of the Board concerning continuing

    education units may request an administrative hearing before the Board.

    You are encouraged to read and familiarize yourself with the Administrative Rules that govern the

    practice of athletic training in Arizona. Copies may be obtained by visiting our website at If you have any questions once you’ve read them please submit

    them in writing to me.


    J. Randy Frost

    Executive Director

    Arizona Board of Athletic Training

    4205 N. 7th Avenue Suite 305

    Phoenix, AZ 85013

  • 11 Dec 2012 2:17 PM | Barton Anderson (Administrator)
    Download your copy of the December AzATA Newsletter. Includes information on AzATA Award Nominations, Winter Symposia Registration, and updates from Arizona AT Education Programs.
  • 07 Dec 2012 11:17 AM | Deleted user
    An AzATA editorial submitted to the Kingman Daily Miner was published today, in response to an article from November that mischaracterized the profession of athletic training and the preparedness of ATs when dealing with acute athletic injuries. The editorial can be found here:
  • 03 Oct 2012 5:10 PM | Deleted user
    The AzATA is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Board Officer election.
    Nominations were accepted between June and the end of the summer member meeting in mid-July. Voting began on August 1st and closed at midnight on September 30th. Results were tallied and submitted to the Board for approval on October 1st. 

    The process was overseen by an ad hoc Election Committee, led by association vice-president, Scott Horton. We thank him and his committee for their work and dedication to this effort. 

    This is an historic election for the association because it marks the first time in the history of the association that a woman has been elected president. We congratulate President-Elect Gonzalez on this accomplishment, and look forward to her leadership!

    The new officers will begin their 3-year terms (2013-2016) at the business meeting to be held in conjunction with the annual member meeting scheduled for February 16 & 17, 2013 at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) in Mesa, Az. 

    Elected officers include:

    President:Michelle Gonzalez 
    Vice President:David Mesman 
    Secretary:Joanne Scandura* 
    Treasurer:Chris Murphy* 
    Secondary School Rep:Kristin Miller* 
    College/University Rep:Brandon Warner 
    Clinical/Professional Rep:Greg Keuter

    *Denotes re-elected to a 2nd term
  • 24 Sep 2012 8:55 AM | Barton Anderson (Administrator)
    Download your copy of the September AzATA Newsletter. Included is information on the AzATA Board Elections, standing committee reports, and updates from Arizona's three athletic training education programs. 
  • 20 Jun 2012 9:09 AM | Barton Anderson (Administrator)
    Download your copy of the June AzATA Newsletter. Included is information on the summer meeting, and AzATA Board of Directors Election Nominations.
  • 11 Apr 2012 12:56 PM | Barton Anderson (Administrator)
    The most recent issue of the AzATA Newsletter is available for download. Included are the 2012 AzATA Award Winners, and information on the summer meeting. 
  • 20 Feb 2012 5:03 PM | Deleted user
    At the annual AzATA Winter Business Meeting & Symposium, the 2012 winners of several AzATA awards were announced. Awards and winners include:

    The Lanny Williams Scholarship:

    The Lanny Williams Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to a senior high school athletic training student aide with at least 2 years of experience who demonstrates an excellent work ethic, character, leadership qualities, academic achievements, experience and competency as a student athletic trainer.

    Winners:  Daniela Calerdon - Alhambra High School
    Emily Regan - Mesa Mountain View High School
    Haley Jones, Tucson Mountain View High School

    The Michael E. Nesbitt Scholarship:
    The Michael E. Nesbitt Scholarship is a $750 scholarship awarded to a senior athletic training student at a college or university with at least 2 years of experience who has demonstrated an excellent work ethic, character, leadership qualities, academic achievements, experience and competency as a student athletic trainer.  

    Winner: Senecca Allred - Northern Arizona University Athletic Training Student

    Non-Certified Service Award:
    The Non-Certified Service Award is given to an athletic trainer for their continued efforts, time and skills as it relates to improvement of the profession of athletic training. 

    Winner: Dr. Scott Krasner - Team Physician, Tucson Mountain View High School

    AzATA President's Award:

    The AzATA President’s Award recognizes individuals who have provided an exemplary level of service, recognition, or honor to the Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association (AzATA) and/or to the profession of athletic training in the State of Arizona. 

    Winner: Chris White, MS, ATC, AT - Head Athletic Trainer, Brophy College Preparatory High School

    Warren H. Lee Athletic Trainer of the Year Award:
    This award is given to an individual who has helped elevate the status of our profession at the state level and set themselves apart as an outstanding athletic trainer.  It is intended for an individual who has contributed to the profession, association, place of employment and the community beyond the call of duty. 

    Winner: Kristin Miller, ATC, AT - Head Athletic Trainer, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy

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