NYSBC opinion regarding Certified Athletic Trainers Employed by Chiropractors

Article 162, §8351 of the New York State Education Law authorizes the licensure of certified athletic trainers. A person so licensed is authorized to provide services “under the supervision of a physician and limits his or her practice to secondary schools, institutions of postsecondary education, professional athletic organizations, or a person who, under the supervision of a physician, carries out comparable functions on orthopedic athletic injuries, excluding spinal cord injuries, in a healthcare organization.”

Consequently, a chiropractor may not employ a certified athletic trainer, since supervision must be provided by a physician licensed in the profession of medicine.

Personal trainers, exercise physiologists, fitness coaches and other trained persons in fields that may be related to athletic training are not regulated by Education Law. As unlicensed persons, they may be employed by a chiropractor, but may not provide services restricted to licensees, such as diagnostic examinations, clinical determinations, restricted skill procedures and rendering professional judgments.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the office at the numbers above.

Norman G. Cohen
Executive Secretary

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