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

Excellence in
Athletic Training

Congratulations to John Grigsby ATC,
from Miramonte High School (CA)
for being awarded the FWATA PR
Excellence in Athletic Training Award

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NATA Launches New
Website for the Public


To better communicate the role of
athletic trainers in work, life and sport.

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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

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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.

Recent News

FWATA Honors and Awards 2024

On behalf of FWATA we are proud to honor the 2024 Award winners Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer   Paul Alvarez PhD ATC…

The FWATA Team

Far West Athletic Trainers Association