HHP Chair Dr. Daniel O'Connor and HHP faculty Dr. Mitzi Laughlin have been inducted into the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) 2016 Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual meeting July 21-23 in Arlington. The SWATA Hall of Fame is the highest honor a member can receive and recognizes dedicated service, past achievements and professional contributions that have furthered the advancement of the SWATA and the athletic training profession.
Dr. O'Connor and Dr. Laughlin at SWATA's annual meeting
Those selected must have a minimum of twenty (25) years of active service to the profession, a certified or associate member in good standing, a member of District VI and must have been elected, appointed or have made significant contributions to the SWATA.
About The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association
The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) is the regional chapter of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession.
SWATA's mission is to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active; to promote and advance the profession of the athletic training profession; to promote a better working relationship among those who work toward the care and prevention of athletic injuries; enhance the health care of persons served by the Membership; safeguard and advance the membership; and to promote the free exchange of ideas and information within the Association. Promote, safeguard, and advance the profession of Athletic Training and its members.