The Board of Athletic Trainers was created in 2006 to succeed the Board of Medical Examiners in the licensing of Athletic Trainers. An athletic trainer is a person with specific qualifications as set forth in Tennessee law who, upon the advice, consent, and oral or written prescriptions of a physician, carries out the practice of prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, or rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and in carrying out these functions the athletic trainer is authorized to use physical modalities, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, rehabilitation, and treatment.
The administrative staff of the Division of Health Related Boards support the Board of Athletic Trainers by issuing licenses to athletic trainers who meet the requirements of the law and rules. Renewal notices are mailed from the Board’s administrative office forty-five (45) days prior to the expiration of the license to the current address on record. Athletic trainers are responsible for renewing their license on time and keeping the Board apprised of current information. Licensure can be renewed on-line one hundred twenty (120) days prior to expiration at Tennessee.gov/health. Click on the "License Renewal" link and follow the prompts. Failure to renew by the expiration date may result in a fine.
Athletic Trainers may be licensed by either examination or reciprocity from other states when qualifications for Tennessee and the other state are equivalent. Applications for licensure can be obtained by either calling or writing the Board of Athletic Trainers or downloaded from the internet. Board meeting minutes, meeting schedules, and policy statements, which may also impact athletic trainers, can also be viewed at this website.
To contact the board, call
(615) 532-3202 local or 1-800-778-4123 nationwide
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
|Monroe J. Abram||Vice Chair||Athletic Trainer||12-31-2014|
|Joseph T. Erdeljac||Chair||Athletic Trainer||12-31-2014|
|Walter S. Fitzpatrick, III||Board Member||Citizen||12-31-2014|
|Cliff Pawley||Board Member||Athletic Trainer||12-31-2014|
|Kurt P. Spindler||Board Member||Physician||12-31-2014|
Public Notices will remain online until the minutes are ratified and posted on the Meeting Minutes tab. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at 665 Mainstream Drive, MetroCenter.
|Date||Time||Event and Location||Public Notice|
|November 7, 2013||9:00 a.m.||Board Meeting
Poplar Board Room, 665 Mainstream Dr, MetroCenter
Copies of all minutes are maintained in the official record section of the administrative office. Please contact the board administrator to make arrangements to review minutes of meetings held prior to 2004.
Information on the National Athletic Trainers Association may be obtained by phone, fax, Internet, or writing to:
NATA Board of Certification, Inc.
Continuing Education Office
2952 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247-6196
Phone: (800) 879-6282
Fax: (214) 637-2206