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Read the current NWATA Student Newsletter, The Skim

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




March 16 – March 19, 2017
Tacoma, WA (Murano Hotel)

March 22 – March 25, 2018
Portland, OR
(Red Lion Jantzen Beach)

March 28 – March 31, 2019
Spokane, WA (Red Lion)


June 26-29, 2017
Houston, TX

June 26-29, 2018
New Orleans, LA

June 2-27, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

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.




Call for Applications:  District 10 Director and Treasurer!

We will be filling vacancies in both the office of Director and Treasurer as the terms expire in both of those positions in June of 2017.  If you are interested in applying for either the position of the District 10 Director or Treasurer, please send your Letter of Interest and curriculum vitae to the Nominations Committee Chair, Russ Richardson (Russ.Richardson@umwestern.edu) by September 30th, 2016.
If there are any questions you may have about either of these positions, please feel free to contact Cari Wood (cari.wood@redmondschools.org), Jenn Stueckle (jennrat@uw.edu), or Russ Richardson (russ.richardson@umwestern.edu).
Elections will be held in October for these positions. 


Check out the latest Student Newsletter:  The Skim






New Research Grant Request for Proposals

The NWATA Research Committee is calling for research proposals for a new D10 research grant.  This award of $1000 aims to provide financial support for quality research that advances the discipline of athletic training.  This award prioritizes graduate student and new investigators within D10.  The deadline for application is January 20th, 2017.  See full award details & instructions HERE.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Cynthia Wright at cwright@whitworth.edu


2017 Call for Free Communications Abstracts for D10 in Tacoma

 The NWATA Research Committee is calling for research abstracts for the NWATA Free Communications program.  The Free Communication program provides a forum for dissemination of research and clinical case studies in poster and oral presentation formats at the NWATA Annual Meeting.  All clinicians, students, and faculty are invited to participate.  The deadline for submission is December 15th, 2016.  See full submission details and instructions HERE.



Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Videos With the aid of Rusty Baker and Greg Mitchell, we were able to interview 10 NWATA Hall of Fame members at the District meeting in March. Those interviewed were Dale Blair, Gary Craner, Tony Fitzpatrick, Ken Kladnik, Zeke Schuldt, Gary Smith, Mark Smaha, Russ Richardson, Jim Richards and Jim Whitesel. Each Hall of Fame member responded to four questions; how they got involved in athletic training, career highlights, contributions to the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association and their insights that they would like to share with the next generation of athletic trainers. All of the interviews are available on the following you tube link. I highly recommend that you take the time to view this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsfrw4xUNSs&feature=youtu.be


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