Committee on Practice Advancement

Committee Mission & Members

Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA)

If your athletic training career interests lie in business, emerging setting (such as Military, Performing Arts, Physician Extender, Occupational Health, Hospital/Administration, Extreme Sports/Racing/Rodeo), private practice or perhaps an area that hasn’t been forged yet, this is a good committee for you. Our committee is in place to represent all emerging settings in the advancement of our profession and identifying employment opportunities for Athletic Trainers.


New Initiatives

Introduction to private practice for Athletic Trainers:  Stay tuned to this page for details to come.

Connect on Social Media




LinkedInPerforming Arts groupPhysican Practice group




COPA Resources

Creating/getting/improving jobs, compensation (improving salary/budget), and brand recognition of athletic trainers as health care providers.  Click here for more information on For NPI number info, revenue resources, business of Athletic Training and General revenue reimbursement.

Emerging Settings

Professional Interests

NATA COPA Committee 

Clinical Opportunities in Emerging Settings Database is great to connect students with internship sites.  Great article further explaining the COES Database.

For Hospital & Clinical, Occupational Health, Military, Performing Arts, Physician Extender, Public Safety

COPA E-Newsletter


Steve McCauley MHS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Committee Chair

Head of Health Services Wynn Las Vegas

Far West Athletic Trainers Association