Student Membership Requirements
NATA requires current student members that would like to change their membership category from Professional to Student (undergraduate, graduate, certified) to provide proof of full time enrollment annually. An undergraduate is required to be enrolled for 12 credit hours. A graduate/certified student is required to be enrolled for 9 credit hours. If you will be a full-time student for the current semester, please provide proof of your enrollment by submitting one of the acceptable verifications.
Acceptable Verification would be one of the following (please be sure the criteria is met):
- Current Enrollment Verification Certificate – This must show you are enrolled full time for the current semester. Some schools use National Student Clearing House to electronically send the EVC which is acceptable (check with your university to see if they participate in this).
- Official Transcript – This must show you are enrolled as a full time student for the current semester with a minimum of 9 credit hours as a graduate student. If you are not enrolled in the minimum credit hours then you will need to get a letter from the registrar’s office.
- Letter from the registrar's office or your program director - The letter must include your full name and state that you are a full time student for the current semester. This letter must be on the institution's letterhead, signed by the registrar or program director, and be dated within 30 days.
Examples of unacceptable proof would be a letter from the registrar or program director that does not state the requirements as mentioned above, an unofficial transcript, a class schedule, a receipt, or any other documentation that is not one of the acceptable proofs mentioned above.
Please include your member id on your verification to guarantee that the correct membership account gets updated. Once we have received your information we will update your category and dues within 24-48 hours. We will send out an email with information that states your category is updated or if not updated what requirement was not met. Once your category is updated you will then be able to pay your dues at the lower cost. If you pay your dues before we update your category we will be unable to refund the difference.
Send the information to us by any one of the following methods:
National Athletic Trainers' Association, Attn: Member Services
1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115, Carrollton, Texas 75006