May 18, 2022

State of Alabama
Press Release: Athletic Trainers, Alabama Board of

Election for Vacancy on the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers

ALATA, Alabama’s professional association for athletic trainers, will be holding an election for a vacancy on the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers (ABAT). This licensing and regulatory agency (ABAT) for the State of Alabama is comprised of 9-members and an ex-officio member. An election is being held in June for one vacancy on the ABAT occurring effective January 1, 2023.

In accordance with section § 34-40-3 of the Code of Alabama 1975 (the portion of the Athletic Trainers Licensure Act which stipulates Board composition by race and other factors), positions on the Board shall include three minority Athletic Trainers and one “Athletic Trainer who is also a licensed Physical Therapist.” The one vacancy on the Board is effective January 1, 2023, and the position is currently held by a minority member. To qualify, a nominee must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State and have acted as an Athletic Trainer for at least three years within Alabama immediately preceding appointment. Any Athletic Trainer who is currently licensed in the State of Alabama has the right to nominate, attend and vote on the Board position.

All Athletic Trainers holding a current license shall have the right to attend this election meeting, nominate and vote for the Athletic Trainer members of the Board for this one vacancy. If you are an Alabama-licensed Athletic Trainer and would like to nominate a qualified minority licensee for the upcoming position, please email your nominations to the ALATA secretary at

• Please provide the nominee’s full name and place of employment so that eligibility and acceptance of the nomination can be verified/
• Also include your full name and your Alabama (active) license number.
• Please email your nominations beginning immediately, and no later than May 27, 2022,
• Nominations close at midnight on May 27, 2022.
• No nominations will be accepted once nominations close unless ALATA deems it necessary to reopen due to lack of qualified nominees.

The position will be voted on during the in-person ALATA Town Hall Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2022, at 5:30 PM, taking place at the Bruno Conference Center, 806 Saint Vincents Drive, Birmingham, AL 35205. Eligible voters must be present in-person to vote.

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