Undergraduate and Postgraduate Academic Programmes

in Athletic Therapy and Rehabilitation

Athletic Therapy and Rehabilitation courses are being conducted at accredited universities, in accordance with the guidelines and regulations set by the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy. They offer both undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes leading to Bachelor or Master of Science degrees, respectively. Such academic courses are available in the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, China, South Korea, Jordan, and South Africa.

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the certifying and governing body for Certified Athletic Trainers practicing in the USA. Athletic Training is a regulated healthcare profession in the USA. To become a Certified Athletic Trainer, a student must graduate with bachelors or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education programme and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification (BOC). Eligibility for the BOC exam is contingent upon completion of a programme accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) that must instruct the Competencies within the curriculum. Passage of the certifying examination is a requirement for licensure in most states. There are currently 243 accredited institutions in Athletic Training in the USA.

For more information please visit NATA’s official website at  https://www.nata.org/

The Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association (CATA) is the certifying and governing body for Certified Athletic Therapists practicing in Canada. Athletic Therapy is regulated healthcare profession in Ontario and fully recognised in the rest provinces. To become a Certified Athletic Therapist in Canada you must graduate with a bachelors or master’s degree from an Athletic Therapy programme at one of eight CATA-accredited institutions in Canada. After graduating, must successfully pass the National Certification Examination. There are currently 8 CATA-accredited institutions in Athletic Therapy in Canada. (Concordia University, Camosun College, Sheridan College, York University, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Mount Royal University and Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres)

For more information please visit CATA’s official website at  https://athletictherapy.org/

The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT), and Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI) are the certifying and professional bodies for Graduate Sport Rehabilitators and Therapists in the UK. Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is regulated healthcare profession in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. To become a Graduate Sports Therapist / Rehabilitator, a student must graduate with bachelors or masters degree from an accredited Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation education programme and pass a comprehensive test. There are currently 50 accredited institutions in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation in the UK.

For more information please visit BASRAT and ARTI official websites at


PASTaR at the 6th Congress of ECOSEP, Paris 2019

Massive success of the 6th Congress of the European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP) held on 29-30 November 2019 in Paris, France. The Panhellenic Association of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (PASTaR) was present with PASTaR President Stavros...

The Panhellenic Association of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (PASTaR) is the official body of Athletic Therapy, representing the rights of Athletic Therapists in Greece.