EDAC - Get Involved

The following represent a few of the many things that can be done to help increase ethnic diversity in the athletic training profession:

  • Speak out! We need to know how ethnically and culturally diverse members are faring as students, certification candidates and certified athletic trainers in various settings.
  • Participate In Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee activities.
  • Attend Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee sessions and meetings at the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo.
  • Communicate issues and concerns to your EDAC district liaisons.
  • Create opportunities for ethnically and culturally diverse individuals to enter and advance within the profession.
  • Create networks and mentoring programs to open doors to jobs and promotions.
  • Help candidates find existing grant and scholarship programs.
  • Identify and eliminate barriers to entry into the profession for ethnically diverse individuals and create opportunities for ethnic and cultural diversity within the NATA.
  • Ensure that the criteria for jobs, scholarships, honors and advancement are free of discriminatory effects.
  • Address perceptions and cultural differences that adversely affect ethnically diverse certified athletic trainers.
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