• WVATA Meeting @ NATA

    When:

    Thursday, June 26th, @ 7:15pm

    Where:

    Indiana Convention Center Room 238, following the District III Meeting

    WVATA Meeting @ NATA
     
  • Annual Sports Medicine Conference

    Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7, 2015

    Days Hotel
    Flatwoods Conference Center
    Flatwoods, WV
    www.flatwoods.com

    Meeting will be hosted by the Marshall University Athletic Training program.

    Annual Sports Medicine Conference
     
  • SB 336 is Now LAW in WV!

    Drue Stapleton, WVATA President, and Vince Stilger, WVATA President-Elect, with Governor Tomblin at the signing of Senate Bill 336 (Head/Concussion Return to Play Protocol) on May 29, 2013. Senate Bill 336, relating to the management of concussions and head injuries in WVSSAC high school or middle school student athletes, requires an individual suspected of having a concussion be removed from competition or practice immediately and not allowed to return to play until cleared in writing by a health care professional.

    Senate Bill 336 Head/Concussion Return to Play Protocol signed on May 29, 2013
     
The objective of the WVATA is to provide a mechanism whereby professionals can work to improve the field of athletic training and the quality of health care given to athletes and the physically active in the State of West Virginia.

Safe Sports School

The National Athletic Trainers' Association continues to champion young athletes by launching the first-ever Safe Sports School award program. Created to recognize secondary schools around the country that provide safe environments for student athletes, the initiative reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

Quiz Bowl Champs

2014 WVATA Quiz Bowl Champions.  Raquel Hill-Spranger, Paige Leaver, Jeremy Bowman, and Jaimee Stanley.


"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