Welcome to Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association!

The Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA) is a not-for-profit [501(c) (6)- IRS approved, 10/98] organization dedicated to the health care needs of the physically active. Founded in 1984, the primary goal of the OATA is to ensure that athletes, at any level, receive immediate, professional, quality health care. This comprehensive and cost-effective care is accomplished with the daily contact and cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals.


Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association • Annual Meeting and Symposium
Columbus, OH • May 11-12, 2018

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: March 10, 2018

The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association is soliciting abstracts of (1) research (2) clinical case reports (3) Critically Appraised Topics for the Free Communication Poster AND Platform Sessions at the Annual Meeting and Symposium.  The 2018 OATA Meeting will be at the Embassy Suites, Dublin Ohio, May 11-12. Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students are encouraged to submit proposals for the Poster sessions and the Platform sessions.  Full details and online submission may be accessed on the members page through the Research and Grants Committee portal.   


Congratulations to the following GLATA award winners from Ohio:

Outstanding Educator - Jessica Wallace, PhD, ATC

President's Excellence Award - Jerry Whetstone, MEd, ATC

Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award - Kim Barber-Foss, MS, ATC


OATA Hall of Fame Fund

OATA Hall of Fame needs your help!

The Ohio Atheltic Trainers' Association is moving to a new location on the campus of Ohio University. This new space will provide us with the opportunity to continue to expand in the years to come and provide a new and vibrant location. 

If you would like to support the Hall of Fame you can make a donation here.

Once you open the link, please complete the following:

  1. Select make a one time gift (unless you want to make a recurring gift!)
  2. Under "Gift Designation" click the box "The fund I want to support isn't listed above."
  3. Under Allocation Fund type: "OATA Hall of Fame"
  4. Under amount, type in amount of your gift
  5. Proceed to follow instruction to complete your transaction, entering your name/address/credit card info, etc