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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Do you know an athletic trainer who is worthy of national distinction?

Consider nominating them for a national award! Nominations for NATA's national awards are being accepted right now! The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15. All application and support materials will be due Oct. 1.

Any NATA member may nominate a colleague for one of the association's national honors or awards. Please visit the Honors and Awards page on the NATA website and select an award to view the description, past recipients, eligibility requirements and nomination procedures: NATA Honors and Awards

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

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