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Certification

To achieve status of Certified Athletic Therapist, a candidate must first meet the academic requirements of an Athletic Therapy curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree or diploma at an accredited post secondary institution. The CATA approved curriculum consists of extensive courses in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, prevention of injuries, rehabilitation of the
extremities and the spine, therapeutic modalities, injury evaluation, emergency care and many additional complimentary courses. These now include:


CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Montreal, Quebec
Bachelor of Exercise Science/
Specialization in Athletic Therapy
 
SHERIDAN COLLEGE
Oakville, Ontario
Diploma in Sports Injury Management
 
YORK UNIVERSITY
Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor of Physical Education - Athletic Therapy
 
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bachelor Of Science - Athletic Therapy
University of Manitoba
UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bachelor of Science - Athletic Therapy
 
MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE
Calgary, Alberta
Diploma in Sports Injury Management
Mount Royal - Athletic Therapy

The CATA requires an internship of at least 1,200 hours of practical experience under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Therapist. This includes 600 hours of field experience at athletic events and 600 hours of sports injury rehabilitation in a clinical setting.

Once these criteria are met, the certification candidate is qualified for the comprehensive written exam where a minimum grade of 70 per cent is required to pass. The final step is an extensive practical exam covering emergency care, supportive taping and bracing techniques, injury assessment and rehabilitation. After successful completion of the exams the candidate
receives the title Certified Athletic Therapist, designated by the letters CAT(C).

Once certified, there is an annual maintenance of certification. These continuing educational credits can be attained through professional development workshops and courses, teaching, conducting research, serving on committees, educating the public and continuing to upgrade athletic therapy skills.

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