Providing Active Care
for Active People

We are a professional membership association for athletic trainers and those who support the athletic training profession in Wisconsin.

Our mission is to improve the quality of health care for the physically active in the state of Wisconsin by the promotion and advancement of the athletic training profession and the licensed/certified athletic trainer.

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Facts About Athletic Trainers

1. Athletic trainers know and practice health care at the highest professional, ethical and quality standards in order to protect the public.

2. Athletic trainers are regulated and licensed health care workers.

3. More than 50 percent of athletic trainers work outside of school athletic settings; they provide services to people of all ages. 

4. ATs improve patient functional and physical outcomes.

5.  ATs specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury and reduce rehabilitative and other health care costs.

6. ATs provide the same or better outcomes in clinical settings as other providers.


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Mike Moll, WATA member and the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine at UW-Madison (pictured far right), was on hand when Governor Walker signed into law AB 766, which allows physicians licensed in other states to practice in Wisconsin if they are traveling with a sports team for a specific sporting event. Also pictured are State Senator Howard Marklein (Spring Green) and State Representative Adam Neylon, (Pewaukee) the legislative authors of the bill. ...

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Our 10:45 speaker, Jessica Melchert, is unable to get to WI Dells due to the weather. Her session is cancelled for today; we will bring her back for next year's meeting. The 12pm session on Mindfulness with Heidi Dix will start at 10:45 instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The student track "Mini Sessions" at 10:45am have also been cancelled due to the weather.

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WATA is tomorrow! We can't wait to see you all there! Check out all of this information to make your planning easier. 😃 ...

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Registration will be in the lobby of the Grand Ballroom on the first floor of the resort. This is across from the Kilbourn City Grill.

Hours for registration are as follows:
Wednesday, 6-8pm
Thursday, 8am-3pm
Friday, 8am-12pm

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The WATA is proud to have Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as its Platinum Level Sponsor. 

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