Welcome to FWATA

The Far West Athletic Trainers' Association
also known as District 8 of the National
Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
represents Athletic Trainers from
American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii,
California and Nevada


2016 Hit the Hill
Lobbying Day

The 7th Annual Hit the Hill
Lobbying Day will take place on
Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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on how you can participate...



Excellence in
Athletic Training

Congratulations to Jill Wosmek of the
USA National Women's Volleyball Team
for being awarded the FWATA PR
Excellence in Athletic Training Award

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The Wisdom of
Lew Crowl HOF

Lew has been a member of the NATA
for 60 years and is one of the pioneers
of our profession.

Click here to hear his story...



New EBP Requirements

New EBP Requirements for 2014-2015
Include Evidence Based Practice in
your Continuing Education Plan.

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We Want Your Photos...

We are building a Membership Photo
Gallery and would like you to submit
your photos in an Athletic Training
setting for use on the FWATA website

Click here to submit your photos...

Welcome Athletic Trainers!

Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA), also known as District 8 of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is comprised of state athletic trainers associations from California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam and American Samoa.  All NATA members that reside within the District 8 states are automatically members of the FWATA.

The purpose of the FWATA website is to provide the membership with information and resources regarding the latest state, regional and national news regarding health care and the Athletic Trainer. It is our goal to provide up to date information for those members living in California, Nevada and Hawaii concerning athletic training clinical practice, links to state and national legislative requirements and educational opportunities for Athletic Trainers living and working in District 8. FWATA represents the state associations within the district at the national level and each year FWATA holds their own Annual District Meeting & Clinical Symposium. FWATA also provides athletic training student scholarships and supports research grants in the field of athletic training.


The FWATA Team










American Samoa