Currently, 49 states and the District of Columbia regulate the practice of athletic training. Individuals must be legally recognized by the appropriate state regulatory agency prior to practicing athletic training. The BOC exam is recognized by all Athletic Trainer state regulatory agencies to meet their exam requirement. Compliance with state regulatory requirements is mandatory and the only avenue to legal athletic training practice.
Photos courtesy of:
Children's Hospital & Medical Center Sports Medicine Program
Minnesota State University Mankato Athletic Training Program
University of Nebraska Omaha Athletic Training Program