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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 27, 2015
License Title: Athletic Trainer

License Description: Under the supervision of a physician or physician assistant, athletic trainers provide to athletes therapy designed for prevention, physical evaluation, emergency care and physical reconditioning relating to injuries and illnesses incurred through sports-induced trauma. The trauma occurs while preparing for or participating in a sports competition or during a physical training program, either of which is sponsored by an educational institution, amateur or professional athletic group or other recognized organization.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa, Chapter 152D; Iowa Administrative Code 645, Chapter 350-354

Requirements for License:Applicants must submit their application and fee, proof of graduation and receipt of baccalaureate degree or post-baccalaureate degree from a US regionally accredited college or university. Major coursework must include instruction in basic and advanced athletic training, health, human anatomy, human physiology, kinesiology and exercise physiology. Applicants must also provide proof of passing the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) exam.

Fifty hours of continuing education are required biennially for license renewal.

Application: $100
Duration: Two years (expires Feb. 28 of each odd-numbered year)
Renewal: $100
Exam: $300 - National Athletic Trainers Association members; $350 - non member

When:Applicants must provide verification of passing the NATABOC Examination.

License Authority:
Board of Examiners for Athletic Training
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th St
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: 5152814401

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