The Valley Athletic Trainers Association was founded in 2001 by a group of athletic trainers, who saw the need for a professional organization in the Rio Grande Valley. Since that time VATA has grown in to an organization with more than 100 members. It provides continuing education credit through the South Padre Athletic Training Seminar, a CEU Lecture Series, and a Student Trainer Workshop. VATA also provides assistance to student athletic trainers by awarding up to four $1000 scholarships to qualified seniors.
The mission of the Valley Athletic Trainers Association is: