Vision & Mission

WFATT Vision

Athletic Training & Therapy will be recognized as an essential part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams worldwide

WFATT Mission

The WFATT provides leadership to advance the international interests of its members for the common goal of optimal health care for physically active populations.




Definition of Active Populations

Active populations include those engaged in athletic, recreational or occupational activities.


  1. Create a global forum for exchanging non-binding information about health care for active populations, including academic preparation and professional practice, through meetings and communication vehicles.
  2. Provide opportunities for collaborative research efforts among members to improve the quality of health care to active populations.
  3. Provide information on professions and organizations that deliver health care to active populations.
  4. Promote the development of international and domestic relationships with sport, health care and governing bodies.


  • Members:
    Members are organizations of health care professionals in the fields of sport, exercise, injury/illness prevention and treatment. Each member organization shall designate an official delegate who represents that organization. A member organization may have additional delegates who are involved in the activities of WFATT. Member organizations are automatically approved for a two-way link to the WFATT Web site.
  • Participants:
    Any individual or interested party who has some involvement in the fields of sport, exercise, injury/illness prevention and treatment but is not a delegate of a member organization.