Concussions in Football
The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today.
The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA - to support their profession, and to receive a broad array of membership benefits.
- Athletic Trainer Saves Life
AT in the News
- 2013 MAATA Symposium
Athletic Trainers and athletic training students from across the state visited with West Virginia Senators and Representatives on April 2, 2013 in effort to bring attention to the three bills athletic trainers are supporting this legislative session - HB 2265 (Emergency Action Plans), HB 3054 (AT Licensure Act), and SB 336 (Concussion Return to Play Protocol).
"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."–National Athletic Trainers' Association