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Welcome to SWATA,
the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association.

We are a subdivision of NATA, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Our goal is to provide networking opportunities, tools, and resources specific to ATs in the southern region. Once you join NATA, you will automatically have access to all of the insider information provided by SWATA and our athletic trainers here in Texas and Arkansas.

What is athletic training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.


Who are athletic trainers?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
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