The TSATA was created to own, operate, and maintain an association exclusive to the promotion, enhancement, and advancement of the athletic training profession and of the association’s members. The TSATA is "by Texas athletic trainers, about Texas athletic trainers, and for Texas athletic trainers" and strives to serve as the voice of athletic trainers in Texas.

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Athletic Training Pioneer and Icon, James "Doc" Dodson Passes

It is with heavy hearts that the leadership of the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association shares with you the news of the passing of James E. “Doc” Dodson. Doc, as he was known by so many, was greatly respected in the athletic training profession, and served our profession in a variety of leadership roles, including SWATA District Treasurer for 30 years until his retirement from the Executive Board in 2002. He was both an NATA and SWATA Hall of Fame member, and was the recipient of many local and national awards throughout his long-distinguished career. Doc’s involvement in the growth of the athletic training profession began early; he was a charter member of the NATA Certification Board and served as a test examiner for the first certification exam given by the organization shortly after its establishment in early 1970s. Doc…


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