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About the NWATA

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.

Important Dates


December 1, 2014
NWATA Nominations Due




March 27-28, 2015
NWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium
Spokane, WA


February 27 - March 1, 2015

2015 Athletic Trainers Educators' Conference 

July 10-11, 2015
BOC Athletic Training Regulartory Conference
Omaha, NE

June 22-25, 2016
Baltimore, MD

June 26-29, 2017
Houston, TX

June 26-29, 2018
New Orleans, LA

Keep In Touch

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.





PBS NewsHour, October 6, 2015
Total audience reach: 7,197,343

NATA was contacted by producer David Coles regarding a segment that evening on the recent trend of high school student athletes. The show was familiar with NATA and the Youth Sports Safety Summit/Alliance. He asked for an expert for an on-camera interview to discuss concussions, education and what parents, coaches and others need to know. We coordinated an interview with Steve Broglio and the segment generated a total of 59 broadcast including local PBS affiliates, one NPR national radio and one NPR San Francisco affiliate.

Transcript and video/podcast of segment, LINK HERE.

The segment generated terrific reach including: total national viewership: 2,168,838; total local viewership: 441,225; and a total broadcast ad value: $41,294.09. Additionally, coverage on the PBS website generated an additional audience of: 4,587,280.


Scott Sailor to be the NATA's Next President

The former FWATA District Director, Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, has been voted to be our next NATA president. He will take office in June 2015.  Congratulations from the NWATA.


Time magazine, September 29, 2014:
Total audience reach: 15,472,077

We worked directly with Sean Gregory this summer on what is the September 29 cover story on high school football and the death of an athlete. We had been pitching him ongoing news and he mentioned this particular focus, a request for stats and an interview with Jim Thornton, all of which we provided/set up. NATA is sourced with stats along with a very proactive quote from neurologist Allen Sills and other important safety messages specific to AT coverage and issue of school budgets. The online article is privacy (subscriber) protected and the hard copy issue is now on newsstands.


Additionally, Sean did some national media interviews about the article. Link HERE from MSNBC and Morning Joe where he mentions athletic trainers (and helps to extend our sports safety messages).


The Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

Link Here to learn more!



NPI Number - Get One Today!

NATA strongly encourages all Athletic Trainers to register for their National Provider Identifier number (NPI)

An NPI number is a professional requirement that adds credibility to the individual and the profession," said Amy Callender, NATA Government Affairs Director. "NATA encourages all members to obtain their NPI number, which will stay with them for the rest of their career, no matter their job setting or employer."

Please apply for a Type 1 NPI number today


Committee Opening!

Please let Cari Wood know by November 1st if you are interested!


Meeting Site Coordinator

  • Vendors – The Exhibit Hall Chair will coordinate all recruitment and organization of vendors, he/she will work directly with the host facility for exhibit hall needs and report these efforts to the MSC.
  • Registration – Location, AV needs, set-up, and coordination of registration materials, hours of operation, and organization of volunteers. Orientate volunteers on registration process.
  • Program Approval – help direct the planning of the conference, this includes approving of speakers, topics, formats, etc. 
  • Support to Local Committee – provide whatever support needed to assist with the programming, payment for gifts, printing needs, and other expenses.
  • Liaison to Executive Board – communication with Executive Board, will forward any concerns and/or comments on to the executive board as well as attain approval for final programming.
  • Hotel - negotiate all contracts, RFP’s, and site visits.
  • Hotel/Conference Center – liaison to the hotel, make room reservations for the assigned leadership, make room reservations for speakers, assign meeting rooms for sessions, and coordinate catering needs for District functions.  The MSC should be the only contact for the Hotel/Conference Center (exception – Exhibit Hall Chair).
  • AV coordination – work with planning committee for speaker AV needs.
  • Catering Coordination – work with student group for student luncheon needs, work with exhibits chair for continental breakfast, and plan District social and any other district activities (District social, BOD Dinner, & transportation needs for D10 guests as well as members). 
  • Oversight of Master Account (with host facility and hotel)
  • Budget – works with Treasurer to assure planning committee is adhering to the District budget.
  • Speaker letters (thank you’s and CEU documentation), and Speaker Check-In.
  • Works with state associations to determine local planning committee chair(s) for future meetings.