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Virginia Athletic Trainers Association

VATA Mission Statement:

The VATA is committed to improving the quality of health care for Virginian’s through education, advocacy, and cooperative efforts with other health care professionals and organizations.  We actively promote the profession and represent the interests of its membership with integrity.

Equipment Intensive Sport Emergency Care Workshop







Nearly 100 students from five colleges around Virginia took part in Sunday's "Equipment Intensive Sport Emergency Care Workshop" more at the link below.

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JMU Football AT Staff and ATSs






The VATA wants to acknowledge the JMU Football Athletic Training Staff and Students for all of the time and hard work they put into the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP season!


Back Row: Corinne Lyons (’17), Nicholas Cole (’18), Cal Hall (Assistant AT), Scott Cook (Associate AT), Tyler Roehl (’18), Joceline Reguerin (’18)

Front Row: Courtney Gallagher (Sport Dietitian), Samantha Howell (Grad. Assistant AT), Nicole Balducci (’18), Amy Napier (’17), Callie Vernon (’17)

VATA at NATA Capitol Hill Day 2016

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Welcome to the VATA

Welcome to the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association!

We welcome our members and the public to utilize the resources provided to encourage safe participation in sports and encourage health & wellness for our patients.  New information and media will be constantly added.  We encourage you to become advocates for safe participation - for more information visit the "Advocacy" page.


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VATA Position Openings

The VATA is seeking individuals that are interested in volunteering to work collaboratively with other athletic trainers to promote our profession within the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who would who would do a great job in one of the vacancies listed below, please email Matt Gage at

Officer Position:                                                      Region Representative:

President-Elect                                                         Region 1
Treasurer                                                                  Region 3
                                                                                  Region 4                                      Committee Chair:                                                    Region 5

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Please check the Nominations page for job descriptions and how to apply.

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