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Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities.


Aloha and Welcome to Hawaii Athletic Trainers' Association The mission of the Hawaii Athletic Trainers' Association (HATA) is to enhance the quality of health care provided by its' members and to enhance the athletic training profession.   

VIMEO - Athletic Triaining, Promoting Safety
for more video and media about about Athletic Training please click on the Media Tab above

NATA Safe School Award
HBA receives Hawaii's 1st NATA Safe Schools Award, click here for full article

Who will be next?
Click here for more information on the NATA Safe School program


DCCA  Athletic Trainer - Hawaii State Licensing

Athletic Trainer Public Service Announcement Video



Emergency Action Plans can also be accessed on the "Resources" page under the heading "EAP's"

The Registration Bill Has Passed
Registration FAQs click here

NATA Executive Board would like to Congratulate
The Hawaii Athletic Trainers Association
for the passage of their registration bill.

Football and Mouthguards for more information click on the links below 
Project Mouthguard Letter and Mail in Form
Project Mouthuard Powerpoint

RESEARCH GRANTS - HATA members are encouraged to apply for Grants.  For more information please contact Dr. Linda Rowan at drbool@aol.com
Continuing Education- Looking for additional committee members and suggestions for topics or speakers.  If you are interested in either of these please contact Kara Miller at hataceu@gmail.com

If you have any questions, comments of suggestions for the website please contact Sam Lee at hatapresident@gmail.com

Some of HATA's historical highlights are listed below, for complete details you can click on about us.

HATA was founded by eight members in 1985, Lindy Rowan, Chris Balskie, Melody Toth, Wes Sphar, Pete Howard, Eric Okasaki, Glenn Beachy, and Jayson Goo.  In 1987, University of Hawaii - Manoa offers an Atheltic Training Curriculum. The membership doubles by 1988 and work begins to get a Certified Atheltic Trainer in each of the public secondary schools. The first Annual HATA Symposium is held in 1993.  HATA sponsors the first annual Student Athletic Trainer Workshop for high school students in 1995.  In 1997 All public secondary schools have an Athletic Trainer position.  In 1998 Hawaii hosts the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association (FWATA) meeting.  HATA offers scholarships to high school seniors interested in the sports medicine field in 1999.  In 2002 HATA unanimously votes to pursue regulation.  The FWATA comes to Hawaii for a second time in 2004.  In 2009 The HATA Symposium is held on a neighbor island for the first time.  FWATA returns to Hawaii for third time in 2010.  Presently, HATA has a total of 183 members.


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