The CATA certification process is one of the most stringent in the Canadian health care system. To achieve the status of Certified Athletic Therapist, a candidate must first meet the academic requirements of a CATA accredited Athletic Therapy curriculum leading to an undergraduate degree from a post-secondary institution.

Once they have achieved their undergraduate degree, a candidate is qualified to attempt the comprehensive national certification examination covering emergency care, supportive taping/bracing, modalities, injury assessment and rehabilitation.

A Certified Athletic Therapist must have successfully completed a comprehensive certification examination administered by the Canadian Board of Certification for Athletic Therapy (CBoCAT). After successful completion of the exam, candidates receive the title Certified Athletic Therapist, designated by the letters CAT(C), and the privileges associated with this recognition.

Accredited Institutions 

Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
York University, North York, ON
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB
Camosun College, Victoria, BC