Committee on Practice Advancement

Committee Mission & Members

Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA) – formerly Committee on Emerging Practices Athletic Trainers (CEPAT)

article_copa2015Our committee is in place to represent all emerging settings in the advancement of our profession for employment opportunities (creating/getting/improving jobs), compensation (improving salary/budget), and brand recognition (what’s an AT) of athletic trainers as health care providers.

If your athletic training career interests lie in business, a non-traditional/emerging setting (such as Military, Performing Arts, Physician Extender, Occupational Health, Hospital/Administration, Extreme Sports/Racing/Rodeo), or perhaps an area that hasn’t been forged yet, this is a good committee for you.

If you would like more information on these settings please visit the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Emerging Practices page or contact FWATA COPA Chair.

All about COPA

Have you been searching for a job in performing arts?
Have you been wondering how to find an internship in occupational health?
Have you been looking to contact with fellow professionals in your setting?

Committee Goals:

  • To create sessions for the annual District 8 meeting.
  • To pool & provide resources or information to help support district 8 members in their pursuit of employment in the emerging settings.
  • To create networking opportunities to connect with leaders and professionals in business and emerging settings.

Information is constantly changing. Here is some basic information that many help guide you in a helpful direction.

Steve McCauley MHS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Committee Chair

Head of Health Services Wynn Las Vegas
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Wendy M. Levanway MS, ATC, PES

Committee Liaison

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Alisha Musume Smith MS, ATC

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ATvantage Athletic Training LLC
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Ashley Sutherland-Winch MS, LAT, ATC

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Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center
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Kevin Messey
MS, ATC, CSCS, CES

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 UC San Diego
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Krystle Celis
MS, ATC

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Disneyland Resort
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Megan Oxenford MS, ATC

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United States Navy
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Neil Santiago
MED, ATC, CSCS

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United States Army
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Stephanie Perez
MS, ATC

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Loyola Marymount
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Wyatt Blue
MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

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