When should I take the ATLAS survey?

The ATLAS survey is designed to be taken annually. Ideally the survey should be taken between August 1st and June 1st when the numbers of athletic trainers, athletes, sports for the academic year are known.


What is the best way for me to update my info on the ATLAS maps?

If you have not taken the survey in the current academic year, the best way to update is to take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. This way, your school will be updated for the year and your information will also be updated.


Why am I being asked to take the ATLAS survey annually?

There are several key reasons why we ask to take the survey annually. First, there are questions that are refined from year to year to address the information needs of your state and researchers who are aiming to improve/advance the services of ATs in the secondary school setting. Second, there are many questions that we anticipate changing on a yearly basis (e.g. number of student athletes, sports covered, insurance claims submitted, budgets, access to emergency equipment, NATA safe sports school award status) to name a few. Third, the turnover within each state is quite frequent for outreach positions which is the majority of employment models in states.


Is there a way for my information from my previous survey to be auto-populated?

At the current time our survey platform does not have the capabilities to auto-populate your responses from a previous year, however please know that we very much value your time and are constantly looking at ways to make the survey easier for participants to complete in a timely manner.


I just took the ATLAS Survey, why isn’t my information being updated on the map?

Please allow us 1-2 weeks to get your survey into our database and updated on the maps. When there is less staff in the KSI office to process your survey please allow extra time for us to process your survey, (i.e. during winter break Dec 25th-Jan 20th and summer break May 10th-Aug 20th.


I took the ATLAS Survey this academic year, but I need to change my contact email, phone, name, school address, etc., what should I do?

Please email KSI directly with the change and we will process your request without you needing to retake the survey.


On the maps, I noticed that there is a school that has changed its AT services and it is now incorrect, what should I do?

First off, thank you for noticing and second, please inform us right away. If the school no longer has AT services, they will be turned to a “Red dot”, if the school is closed, we will remove them, if the school has a different or new AT, please reach out to them and ask them to take the survey.


I provide AT services to more than one high school, do I need to fill out multiple surveys?

If you are the primary or sole provider of AT services for that school yes, we kindly ask that you take the survey once for each school. However, if you are not the primary or sole AT, please coordinate with the other AT to have one of you take the survey for the school.


Do you need surveys from all ATs at a school?

The short answer is YES. While technically we only need surveys from one AT for the school, we encourage ALL secondary school ATs to take the survey for the “non-mapping” database because this will allow us to present information related to “the ATs providing services in the secondary school setting” and not just “the schools with AT services.” For the maps, the information from the survey that is from the AT who selects “I am the primary AT at my school” within their survey will be displayed.


There are duplicates on the map, what should I do?

Please send us an email noting the state, the school name(s) and we will correct/delete one of the entries.


I need information or data that is not included in the ATLAS Report or Tables, is this available?

We receive frequent requests from various persons and entities who are interested in customized reports of the data. We will provide information depending on the extent of the request, your position, purpose and need. Detailed information from the ATLAS Project Survey requires the execution of a data use agreement (DUA). In all cases, please email us with your request and we will do our best to provide you with what you need. Inquiries are on a first come, first serve basis.