(a) An applicant for an athletic trainer license must possess the following qualifications:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 63-24-104

  • Athletic trainer: means a person with specific qualifications as set forth in this chapter, who, upon the advice, consent and oral or written prescriptions or referrals of a physician licensed under this title, carries out the practice of prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, treatment, or rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and, in carrying out these functions the athletic trainer is authorized to use physical modalities, such as heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, disposition, rehabilitation, and treatment. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
  • Board: means the board of athletic trainers. See Tennessee Code 63-24-101
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(1) Have met the athletic training curriculum requirements of a college or university approved by the board and give proof of graduation; and
(2) Satisfactorily completed all of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Certification, Inc. qualifications and be certified as an athletic trainer in good standing by the NATA Board of Certification, Inc., and/or approved by the board.
(b) An out-of-state applicant must possess the stated qualifications of subsection (a). Upon receipt of the initial athletic trainer licensure fee, the board may grant, without examination, a license to any qualified nonresident athletic trainer who holds a valid license or certificate issued by another state and whose qualifications are deemed by the board to be at least equivalent to those required for licensure in this state; provided, that such other state extends the same privilege to qualified athletic trainers who are residents of this state. An out-of-state applicant from a state not having a licensure or certification act will be eligible to take the jurisprudence examination if certified by the NATA Board of Certification, Inc., and approved by the board.