Athletic Training Educators' Conference (ATEC)

Held every other year, ATEC is the premier event for athletic training educators.




ATEC 2017: Innovation in Athletic Training Education

NATA's Athletic Training Educators’ Conference (ATEC) will be held February 17-19 at the DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas.  The conference theme is “Innovation in Athletic Training Education" and will feature large plenary presentations, interactive breakout sessions, focused model practice presentations, peer-to-peer discussions and poster presentations. 

View the 2017 ATEC Preliminary Schedule.

View ATEC abstracts.


2017 Education Research Forum

The Education Research Forum presented by the NATA Education Advancement Committee is geared toward novice and existing educational researchers who want to continue to enhance their knowledge and skills related to educational research methodologies, scholarship and grant submission processes. Attending this forum will help participants to advance professional and personal practice while getting the opportunity to network and learn from experts in the field. The Education Research Forum is scheduled for Feb.17, 2017 so that ATEC attendees may attend the forum prior to the start of ATEC.

View the Education Research Forum Schedule



ATEC 2015

NATA hosted its Athletic Training Educators’ Conference (ATEC) Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015 in Dallas. The event’s 598 registrants were an ATEC record! 

If you couldn’t make it to ATEC this year, be sure to check out the 2015 ATEC Program (pdf) for an overview of the programming offered.  You can also read a full transcript of the keynote speech (pdf) by NATA Hall of Famer and the dean of the College of Health at the University of Utah, Dave Perrin, PhD, ATC, FNATA. 

For copies of slides relating to each session outlined in the ATEC Program file above see the ATEC Handout Library.

Photos of ATEC 2015 are shared on NATA Photozone.