Scope of Practice

The scope of practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist starts with the in-depth knowledge, education and training in the areas of the human musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and basic emergency care. Within this, the scope of practice is divided into five practice domains representing the core areas of competency that the CATA accredited institutions follow in educating Certification Candidates to become entry level, practicing Certified Athletic Therapists.

The five practice domains are as follows:

– Prevention
– Assessment
– Intervention
– Practice Management
– Professional Responsibility

Additional Scope of Practice as mandated by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, and can be found on their website.