Cardinal Athletic Training Students (CATS)


Members must be North Central College students intending to declare the focus of their studies to be athletic training or a related allied health profession.


  • To improve and enlarge the members' knowledge of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association.
  • To assist in organizing the North Central College athletic training student staff.
  • To assist members in preparing for the BOC certification exam, the job search process, and the graduate school search.
  • To learn more about the career opportunities that are available to the certified athletic trainer.
  • To make the campus community more aware of what an athletic trainer is and the services that the North Central College Athletic Training staff provides.
  • To provide members quality professional development and continuing education.


  • Invite speakers to campus (physicians, athletic trainers in other settings, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, sport psychologists, etc.)
  • Visit other athletic training or sports medicine facilities.
  • Attend NATA, GLATA, or IATA annual meetings.
  • Attend area athletic training/sports medicine seminars.
  • Conduct lectures and services for the college (CPR, blood borne pathogens, etc.).