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The SWATA Student Senate is currently accepting applications for 2015-2016 term.  If you are an Athletic Training Major and interested in the applying, download the eligibility requirements and application.

Contact Ms. Elissa Paniagua for all questions.

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2015

 

 

 

The Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award was established to recognize one of the true pioneers in athletic training -- and to give deserving students assistance in attending NATA’s Annual Meeting.

Bobby Gunn was NATA’s first president and an invaluable leader for the athletic training profession. He passed away in March 2007.   For more information on Bobby Gunn, see the April 2007 edition of the NATA News, available online at www.nata.org in the members‐only section.

To be eligible for the Award, you must be an undergraduate or entry-level master’s student who is a member of the NATA and have never attended the annual meeting before.  The NATA will waive the winner’s convention registration fee, and District VI will provide a travel stipend for the meeting.  Award recipients will be recognized at the annual meeting during the Pinky Newell Scholarship & Student Leadership Breakfast.

 

 NATA Committee Openings

District VI will soon have openings on the following NATA Committees:

  • Professional Development Committee
  • Secondary Schools Athletic Trainers’ Committee

Please send a letter of interest including why you wish to serve on the committee, and what you would like to accomplish as a member of this committee, as well as your vitae to kidier@ddsportsmed.com before December 14th.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kathy I. Dieringer EdD, ATC, LAT

District VI Director

 

Want to own a piece of SWATA History?

SWATA Members can purchas copies of the Southwest Conference Athletic Trainers' "Night of Memories" DVD.

On July 17, 2014 more than a dozen athletic trainers from the former Southwest Conference took the stage to reminisce and share favorite stories.

The event was sponsored by the NATA Foundation, and the represented schools included: Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, University of Arkansas, University of Houston, and University of Texas at Austin. The guests shared memories of what life as an athletic trainer was like through the years — some humorous, some touching, all unique.

You can order a DVD of the event below. The DVD runs 83 minutes and price is $20 (includes tax and postage). Order Yours Today! Click Here to Order

 

 

The SWATA EDAC committee is working to establish and provide a professional network of certified athletic trainers that can help mentor/develop ethnically diverse individuals into motivated professionals while promoting a greater awareness for the profession of athletic training.

 

If you are interested in the EDAC Mentor Program click here

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Welcome to the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association Website 

 

This website should serve as a resource to the public and the community that surronds athletic trainers in Arkansas and Texas

 

 

The purpose of the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association (SWATA) shall be to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active; to promote and advance the profession of the athletic training profession; to promote a better working relationship among those who work toward the care and prevention of athletic injuries; enhance the health care of persons served by the Membership; safeguard and advance the membership; and to promote the free exchange of ideas and information within the Association. Promote, safeguard, and advance the profession of Athletic Training and its members.

 


If you are a member of NATA & SWATA, please proceed to the 'Member Login' at the top right of the screen.  Proceed to 'Register' as a new member at the top right of the Members Only site.  Complete the registration form and select 'Complete Registration' at the bottom right of the form.  Once your NATA member number is verified, you will have access to the Members Only site. 


 

 

 

 

 

 Is your athletic trainer deserving of an award?  Has your athletic trainer performed duties that have greatly impacted the quality of life of an individual?  

Then nominate your athletic trainer for an award today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many resources available to parents, athletes, coaches, athletic training students, athletic trainers and other medical professions.  Simply choose a category under the 'Resources' tab at the top of your screen.   Here you will find information related to health and activity.  

 

 

 

 

 

Are you an athletic trainer and have let your membership status lapse?  Maybe you have never been a member of SWATA.  Renew your membership or become a first time member today!  

When you join NATA, you automatically become a member of SWATA.