The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers is a part of the Texas Department of State Health Services, which is administered by the state government of Texas. The board s final disciplinary actions include license denial, surrender and revocation. It operates an investigative section that processes complaints against athletic trainers. The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers assists in the planning and implementation of athletic injuries and illness prevention programs. The board conducts researches and provides instruction on matters related to athletic training and sports medicine. It serves high schools, colleges, universities, athletic organizations, athletic facilities and health care centers. The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers supervises the administrative components of sports training programs.