ATLAS FAQs

ATLAS FAQs

When should I take the ATLAS survey?

August 1st-June 1st. The ATLAS survey is designed to be taken every other year. Ideally the survey should be taken when the numbers of athletic trainers, athletes, sports for the academic year are identified.

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

The best way to update is to take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. This way, your school will be updated for the next 2 years and your information will also be updated.

Do I have to take the ATLAS Survey every other year even if I haven’t left my school?

Yes. There are several key reasons why we ask to take the survey every other year:

  1. 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.
  2. We anticipate certain numbers will change over time (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.
  3. Lastly, 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?

No. Unfortunately, our current survey platform does not have the capabilities to auto-populate your responses from a previous year. 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. If you have a quick change during the 2 year period that your survey is valid, please reach out to one of us so that we can easily make the change. That being said, please know that we are working with technical support to make this process more streamlined for those retaking with no changes to their school and we thank you for your patience. 

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

Please email KSI directly (Robert.Huggins@UConn.edu) with the change and we will process your request without you needing to retake the survey.

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

Please allow 7-14 business days to get your survey into the database and updated on the maps. During University breaks (e.g. Dec 20th-Jan 20th; May 10th-June 1st), KSI staff is limited during these breaks. We appreciate your support and please allow for extra time to process your 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?

Thank you for noticing! Please inform us right away (Robert.Huggins@UConn.edu). 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, we will turn them to “Teal dot” part time for the time being, until that AT takes the survey. Please send us their info or reach out to them and ask them to take the survey.

I am employed by a Medical/University Facility. Our facility provides AT services to many schools in my area- How can we help?

Capturing AT services by employer is critically important for the ATLAS project. Please reach out to your Outreach Coordinator/Supervisor and encourage them to have all ATs fill out the ATLAS Survey in your organization. In this case, the organization/coordinator/supervisor can be put in place of the “First and Last Name” “email” and “phone” as the point of contact for multiple schools should they choose OR may designate one AT on their staff to be the point of contact.

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

Yes. 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. **Note: if you provide services to more than 3 schools, we can support you in taking the ATLAS Survey. Please contact Robert.Huggins@UConn.edu explaining how many schools your provide services to and we will coordinate a streamlined way to take the survey.

Does the ATLAS Project need surveys from all ATs at a school?

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.”

I noticed there are duplicates on the map, what should I do?

Thank you for catching that! Please send us an email (Robert.Huggins@UConn.edu) noting the state, the school name(s) and we will correct/delete one of the entries. Updates to the maps may be seen within 7-14 business days.

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) with the NATA and KSI. In all cases, please email us (Robert.Huggins@UConn.edu) 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.