• WVATA Student of the Year

    Congratulations to Kara Broughman, from Concord University, as she was awarded Athletic Training Student of the Year. 

    WVATA Student of the Year
  • WVATA Educator of the Year

    Congratulations to Noel Neptune, of Alderson Broaddus University, on receiving the 2015 WVATA Educator of the Year Award.

    WVATA Educator of the Year
  • WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year

    Congratulations to Steve Lough, of Ripley High School, as he was awarded the 2015 WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

    WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year
  • 2015 Quiz Bowl Champions

    Congratulations to Concord University!
    WVATA 2015 Quiz Bowl Champs
    Concord will be representing West Virginia, at the District III Quiz Bowl, in May! 
    From left to right: Joe Sweet (junior), Kara Broughman (senior), Sami Spertzel (senior)

    2015 Quiz Bowl Champions
  • WVATA Capitol Hill Day 2015

    Over 100 athletic training students and professionals throughout West Virginia participated in Capitol Hill Day, in Charleston, on January 29th. Throughout the day, Senators and Delegates were educated about the profession of athletic training including the importance of Licensure in the state.

    Thank you to everyone for their efforts!!

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    WVATA Capitol Hill Day 2015
  • WVATA Email Information

    Do you have news that needs to be shared with the AT community? Are your students doing exceptional work? Please send pictures and descriptions to the WVATA email address below:


    We are all doing great things and they should be recognized!

    Email Information
  • Safe Sports School Recipients Honored

    The WVATA recognized four local high schools for receiving the NATA Safe Sports School Award, at Spring Mills High School, in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Congratulations to all the recipients! 

    To see more photos from this event, click here.

    Safe Sports School Recipients Honored
The objective of the WVATA is to provide a mechanism whereby professionals can work to improve the field of athletic training and the quality of health care given to athletes and the physically active in the State of West Virginia.

"I suffered a potential career-ending injury shortly into my senior year, requiring several amount of hardware placed into my ankle to stabilize. Thanks to the aggressive rehab and conditioning under the direction of my athletic trainers I was able to return for the last third of the season and had two career games in that stretch, creating for me memories I will cherish forever."–Men's Basketball Student-Athlete

"As an athlete it is highly important to have the right health care professionals by your side. Athletes need professionals in all aspects, including injury prevention, return-to-play heath, and also with our pre-injury fitness.  With their high spirited attitudes and their knowledge of injuries and treatments, it truly made my return to play more tolerable and greatly decreased the time I was not participating. Athletic trainers are the behind-the-scenes hero."–Women's Soccer Player

"Athletic Trainers help athletes out in every aspect of their sport, although we sometimes overlook their importance. They should be pushed to the front lines and no longer should be placed behind the scenes. Many of them do a lot more than what is expected and I'm so glad to have one by my side, helping me though out my injuries and throughout my season."–Women's Soccer Player

"I have a wonderful athletic trainer who, without her, it would be hard to continue in my physically demanding sport. She always makes sure that my body is prepared properly for practice every day. She plays a huge role in why I continue with sports at a college level."  –Acrobatics and Tumbling Athlete

"My personal experience with the an Athletic Training Program was great. They helped with recovering from muscle soreness in preseason to minor injuries during season. The Athletic Training Staff were always very professional and helped in any way they could to prepare me for games.  All in all, without the assistance I received from the athletic trainers it would have been hard to play day in and day out without receiving treatment."  –Men's Soccer Player

"Our Athletic Trainer helped me out tremendously.  During a football game, I severely twisted my ankle and did not want to leave the game.  Our Athletic Trainer was able to prevent my ankle from becoming worse and swelling more.  The following week he put me through rehab and prevention so I was able to play in the next game.  Athletic Trainers are pretty much on site doctors and are great!"  –Student Athlete

"The site of our daughter walking to the bench with blood and cuts over her eye was scary and heartbreaking for my wife and I.  The Athletic Trainer quickly responded with the utmost care and immediate treatment.  As parents, we witnessed firsthand the importance of having a Certified Athletic Trainer on site for these situations.  The immediate care our daughter received was critical and resulted in her not have any long term damage to her eye."   –Student Athlete's Parent

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