• WVATA AT Educator of the Year

    Congratulations to Drew Mason, from West Virginia Wesleyan College, for receiving the 2016 WVATA Athletic Training Educator of the Year Award.

    WVATA AT Educator of the Year
  • WVATA AT Student of the Year

    Congratulations to Monica Rahall, from Marshall University, as she was awarded the 2016 WVATA Athletic Training Student of the Year Award. 

    WVATA AT Student of the Year
  • WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year

    Congratulations to Tom Belmaggio, from Marshall University, as he was awarded the 2016 WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.

    WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year
  • 2016 Quiz Bowl Champions

    Congratulations to West Virginia Wesleyan College!
    2016 WVATA Quiz Bowl Champs
    WVWC will be representing West Virginia, at the District III Quiz Bowl, in May!
    Team members include (L to R): Devon Brosh, Anna Flesher and Taylor Zuber

    2016 Quiz Bowl Champions
  • Capitol Hill Day Success!

    On February 19th, athletic trainers and athletic training students from across the state participated in capitol hill day in Charleston.  The mission was to educate the senate and house about the profession of athletic training and the importance of obtaining licensure in the state.  Thank you for your participation!

    Capitol Hill Day 2016
  • 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
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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Save the Date 2016

2016 WVATA Annual Sports Medicine Conference
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