Research and Education

Mission Statement

The REC strives to provide undergraduate and graduate student's with the opportunity for diverse learning experiences, awards and recognition, and research presentation opportunities.  The committee is charged with promoting student involvement, community education, and interaction within state, district, and national levels.

Strategic Directions

  • Increase the involvement of Connecticut undergraduate and graduate students at state, district, and national workshops/symposiums/meetings.

  • Establish solid relationships between Connecticut Athletic Training Education Programs.

  • Continue to recognize undergraduate and graduate students in the state of Connecticut for their accomplishments and aid in their future education/career aspirations as an Athletic Trainer.  


Committee Members


Julie DeMartini (Chair)


Will Perkins (Co-Chair)


The Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA) strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes,
patients, clients and individuals and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.


The CATA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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