Temporary Site Outage


We will begin the process to upgrade our fiber optic system on Friday, May 22, which means our servers will be down temporarily. We expect our NATA websites to be available again on or before Saturday, May 23. We appreciate your patience.

Professional Development Excellence Award

Formerly the Continuing Education Excellence Award, this award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of athletic training in the area of continuing education. Any NATA member may submit an individual for nomination. To be eligible to receive this award the candidate must have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to continuing education in athletic training. Candidates are evaluated on four different criteria including creative works, volunteer service related to continuing education, speaking/presentations and a miscellaneous category to include contributions not previously listed. Members of the Professional Development Committee are not eligible for this award. Sub-committee members may be nominated.

Award Eligibility

  • NATA member in good standing

Past Continuing Education Excellence Award Recipients


Any NATA member in good standing may submit a nomination by downloading and completing the nomination form and submitting it to the Professional Development Committee by December 15. Nominations will be valid for two successive years.


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