About Us

The SDATA is a professional organization of certified athletic trainers in the state of South Dakota. As District V members of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), we support the mission of the NATA: to enhance the quality of health care for the athletic population through education and research in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.

Objectives of the SDATA

  1. To advance, encourage, and improve the athletic training profession by developing standards for education and practice in South Dakota.
  2. To promote better working relationships among those persons interested and involved with the problems inherent in caring for the health and well-being of the physically active.
  3. To enhance the professional capabilities of each of its members by the dissemination and exchange of information.
  4. To serve the common interest of the membership by encouraging and providing the opportunity for the free exchange of ideas among members of the athletic training profession.
  5. To promote state legislation to protect the needs and interests of the public and the rights of qualified persons involved with athletic training.