WHAT IS THE OATA?
The Ontario Athletic Therapist Association (OATA) is the professional association that governs the practice of all Certified Athletic Therapists in the Province of Ontario. The OATA is a recognized arm of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and represents over 900 ATs across Ontario. The OATA endeavors to ensure that all of its members offer safe and effective treatment to all of their clients and patients. Continuing education programs, examination preparation courses, publications and participation as a member of the Sports Medicine Council of Ontario are examples of the initiatives undertaken by the OATA. The OATA also engages in advocacy, marketing and promotion for the Athletic Therapist profession and provides member services such as referrals, professional liability insurance and practice development.
Provide leadership and support to over 700 Athletic Therapists in Ontario. The OATA represents the profession to the public, governments, third party insurers and other stakeholders. As an active Certified or Associate member with the OATA, you will have access to valuable educational programs to maximize your business.
Professional development - keep informed of educational workshops, conferences and courses. Access to resources such as: public education, marketing advice and strategies, opportunity as a student or Certified member to receive monetary awards. Online job opportunities, directory find, brochures and other materials. Networking opportunities with professional leaders, promotional campaigns, advocacy and collaborative projects which represent you to the government, health care stakeholders, the public, the media and to position athletic therapy in health care and rehabilitation.
The Role of the OATA