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Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

NWATA.org was created by the Athletic Trainers in District 10 of the NATA to help disseminate information that is critical to the issues that affect the our membership and to help educate the public about a vital group of health professionals that is working in many different venues working with the active people of all ages.

 Upcoming Committee Openings!

The Professional Education Committee (PEC) is looking to become district based by June of 2014. As district director, we are asking you to provide 2-3 names of members within your district that you feel would serve a positive role with this committee. The 2-3 candidates will be screened by Jolene Henning, the chair of the PEC, and a final decision will be made collaboratively between the two of you. In order to create a structure that ensures members do not roll off at the same time, 3 members are planned to be added in June of 2014 and an additional 3 members will be added in June of 2015.

The PEC is currently addressing initiatives surrounding transition to clinical practice prior to and after certification. The committee is developing a series of web-based educational models designed to enhance the professional development of preceptors, enhance clinical learning of the student, and to positively affect healthcare. The program will lead to a certificate of completion as a master preceptor.  Please contact Cari Wood if you are interested in this position.

Keep communications up to date! Please remember if your contact information has changed to update it at www.nata.org , including your email address! We want to be able to keep you informed of NWATA news via eblast.