We would like to take the opportunity to promote the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT). The purpose of WFATT is to promote quality health care worldwide for active populations. WFATT functions in collaboration with national health care organizations in the fields of sports and exercise science and sports injury treatment and prevention. WFATT currently has member organizations in a range of countries including, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Japan, and more. WFATT aims to create a global forum between national health care organizations so that they may share information pertaining to academic preparation and professional practice. They also aim to promote research opportunities between member organizations. WFATT hopes to improve the awareness of professions and organizations that deliver health care to active populations internationally as do we.
As we continue to advocate for our name and profession domestically we should also promote what we do internationally. Better global awareness of who we are and what we do will help us to continue to grow as a profession and will benefit us as we gain respect from other health care organizations and practitioners around the world.
Stephen Edwards LAT, ATC