The purpose of COPA is to promote the advancement of the athletic training profession in business and employment opportunities, compensation, and brand recognition of athletic trainers as health care professionals.  This district-based committee is comprised of members from all settings, including clinical and emerging practices, with experience in billing, revenue generation, reimbursement, job creation and practice advancement.


  • To educate Athletic Training Education Program Directors and athletic training students regarding career options in the clinical, industrial and corporate job settings.
  • To develop a method for statistical gathering to assist certified athletic trainers in providing objective rehab cost savings data.
  • To educate fellow professionals on clinical, industrial and corporate career development.
  • To educate the public on certified athletic trainers working in clinical, industrial and corporate settings.