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Competency Workshop Committee

Mission statement or goals:
The mission of the Competency Committee is to develop a workshop for students preparing for credentialing exams. The workshop will provide, five separate exams covering the five domains as defined by the NATA-EC and BOC. It will offer a varied program of services to help athletic training students in their quest for professional development and education.

Carla Heffner – Co-Chair
Sarah Mitchell – Co-Chair
Megan Haynes
Jan Kiilsgaard
David Stuckey
Reid Fisher
Stephanie Jevas
Monica Matocha
Mike Terril
Melissa Long
Tim Kent
Joanna Soles
Stephanie Nelson


January 30 – February 1, 2020

OVERVIEW:  The 2.5 day SWATA Competency Workshop is intended to be a complement to CAATE athletic training programs and to assist students preparing for professional credentialing examinations in athletic training (state and/or national exam formats). The examinations, covering the domains of athletic training, will be scored to provide attendees with a baseline of their cognitive knowledge.  Feedback will be provided on exam questions.  The workshop will also provide nationally recognized speakers, active hands-on learning labs, and networking opportunities.  The District VI Quiz Bowl Competition is also held in conjunction with the Competency Workshop.  The winning team will represent District VI at the NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia Atlanta, GA.


TARGET AUDIENCE:  College and University Juniors, Seniors; and Entry-level Master’s Graduate Students

2020 DATES:  Thursday, January 30 through Saturday, February 1, 2020

LOCATION:  Campus of Texas State University, San Marcos Texas 


EARLY NATA MEMBERS                 $80
LATE NATA MEMBERS                    $90*
NON-NATA MEMBERS LATE          $105*
*Late registration will require an additional fee of $10, for all registrations received after 11:00pm on January 16, 2020.


Country Inn & Suites San Marcos – Hotel Room Rates at $99 per night for up to 4 people per room (through January 14th). Please click on the Hotel page for details.