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

 

FUTURE NWATA DISTRICT MEETING DATES

 

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

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



FUTURE NATA
CONVENTION DATES

June 26-29, 2017
Houston, TX

June 26-29, 2018
New Orleans, LA

June 24-29, 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.

NWATA Newsletters

Read the current NWATA Student Newsletter, The Skim

QUICK LINKS

 

 

STUDENT SENATE BYLAWS - Adopted March 2014

 

 

Application Process for Student President and Vice President


Requirements for President, Vice President and Secretary:

Junior academic standing or above and enrolled in an accredited ATP program

Minimum 3.0 accumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)


Application Process: send the following to the Mentor of the Athletic Training Student Senate

  • Letter of application and goals for position (please state which position you are applying for). Limit two pages double spaced.
  • Resume 
  • Two sealed letters of recommendation - One by supervising ATC 
  • Due by March 1st


Duties of the Student President:

  • Represent the students of District 10.
  • Frequent interaction with the Senate Mentor.
  • All events and decisions must be pre-approved by the Senate Mentor.
  • Correspond with each of the program directors in the district and assist them in the selection of a Student Senator.
  • Manage the ATSA Forum

o   Screen and select student presenters for the Athletic Training Student Forum at the up-coming district meeting.

o   Work with district and local organizers to provide and set up all audio/visual needs for presenters at the ATSA Forum (within budget limitations).

o   Compile and edit all presenters’ outlines for printing of final program. Create certificates to be given to all ATSA Forum speakers at the Annual District 10 Meeting and Clinical Symposium.

  • Work with Senate Mentor to select ATSA Forum participants and officiate the day of the event. Some of the required tasks include:

o   Introduce speakers and moderate the ATSA Forum.

o   Monitor time limits of presentations and ensure timely progress of program.

  • Attend the Executive Board meeting and Committee Chairs meeting during the Annual NWATA District 10 Meeting and Clinical Symposium.
  • Preside over the Student Senate Meeting during the Annual NWATA District 10 Meeting and Clinical Symposium.
  • Submit information to the District’s Newsletter to the District 10 Secretary about student activities.  
  • Submit an article for publication in the NATA News Student Corner (January).
  • Preside over meetings and monthly conference calls (typically held on the 1st Sunday of each month).
  • Assist the Student Senate Mentor to ensure the duties of the Student Senate are being carried out.
  • Provide information for the Student Senator to pass on to their respective program directors and fellow athletic training students.
  • Update members of the senate on important information regarding student programing at the Annual District 10 Meeting and Clinical Symposium.
  • Relay information received from the senators to the Senate Mentor.
  • Submit a budget request for the following year for student programming.
  • Update the NWATA Student Senate By-Laws and Policies and Procedures.

Benefits of the Student President Position:

  • Complimentary registration at the NWATA District Meeting
  • NWATA will reimburse approved expenses up to $750.00.
  • Excellent addition to a resume/vitae
  • Improved visibility and greater networking for future job leadership opportunities
  • Invitation to join Executive Board meeting and Committee Chairs meeting at district convention.

Duties of the Student Vice President:

  • Represent the students of District 10.
  • Organize and moderate the Student Luncheon.
  • All events and decisions must be pre-approved by the Senate Mentor.
  • Correspond with each of the program directors in the district and assist them in the selection of a Student Senator.
  • Attend the Annual NWATA District 10 Meeting and Clinical Symposium.
  • Manage the Student Luncheon

o    Work with the district meeting coordinator to select the menu for the luncheon.

o    Select speaker(s) for luncheon and manage their appearance.

o    Organize student seating arrangements.

  • Work with Senate Mentor to select Student Forum participants and officiate the day of event.
  • Participate in meetings and monthly conference calls (typically held on the 1st Sunday of each month).
  • Assist the Student Senate Mentor to ensure the duties of the Student Senate are being carried out.
  • Provide information for the Student Senator to pass on to their respective program directors and fellow athletic training students.
  • Update members of the senate on important information regarding student programing at the Annual District 10 Meeting and Clinical Symposium.
  • Relay information received from the senators to the Senate Mentor.

Benefits of the Student Vice-President Position:

  • Complimentary registration at the NWATA District Meeting
  • NWATA will reimburse approved expenses up to $500.00.
  • Excellent addition to a resume/vitae
  • Improved visibility and greater networking for future job leadership opportunities

Duties of the Student Secretary Position:

  • Participate in meetings and monthly conference calls (typically held on the 1st Sunday of each month).
  • Record Athletic Training Student Senate meeting minutes.
  • Record duties delegated to members of the senate.
  • Attend the Annual NWATA District 10 Meeting and Clinical Symposium
  • Communicate with the President, Vice President, and Senate Mentor to create a finalized list of duties discussed at the Senate Meeting.
  • Provide the finalized list of duties to every member of the senate to ensure all members are on the same page.
  • Maintain and keep the NWATA student Facebook page up to date.

Benefits of the Student Secretary Position:

  • Complimentary registration at the NWATA District Meeting
  • Excellent addition to a resume/vitae
  • Improved visibility and greater networking for future job leadership opportunities