The Saginaw Valley Athletic Training (SVAT) club is a student organization that is open to all SVSU students that are interested in the Athletic Training profession and the field of Sports Medicine. Membership in the SVAT club is on a volunteer basis. The faculty believes it is very important for students to take an active role in the continuing development and support of the Athletic Training Association. Moreover, by having more students participate and become active members, fund-raising for the club should increase, as well as the camaraderie between students and between students and faculty/staff. Additionally, fund-raising will enhance the potential for more students to attend state, district, and/or national Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Conferences. Students who do not join the club will not receive club benefits such as athletic training items purchased for students and/or financial assistance to attend conferences.