Larry Cooper - Author

Larry Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC is a former District 2 Secretary and Chair of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Secondary School Athletic Trainers Committee (SSATC).  Currently retired from teaching, he was a Health, Physical Education and Sports Medicine Teacher and Certified Athletic Trainer for 35 years with the majority of that time at Penn Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pennsylvania.

His entire career was spent working in and advocating for the secondary school athletic trainer. In addition, he has held numerous leadership positions within the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society (PATS). Larry is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Leagues (WPIAL) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and has presented at the national, district, regional and state levels.

He is a member of the NATA and PATS Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards at the state, district and national levels.  

Basic Athletic Training 7th ed. was written to be used as an introductory level textbook and reference for students interested in a career in athletic training and sports medicine. It emphasizes the fundamental knowledge that would help the student start their foundation for an amazing career in this dynamic and exciting profession.

The Basics of Athletic Training 8th Ed



Basic Athletic Training, 7th ed.