Honorary Membership

Honorary membership in NATA is awarded to individuals who have shown profound interest in and have made significant contributions to the profession of athletic training. These persons display a dedication to advancing, promoting and championing the efforts of our association and its members.

Past NATA Honorary Members


  • Must be a non-athletic trainer
  • 15 years involvement with athletic training and/or the association
  • Associate members of NATA may be nominated


Honorary Member Benefits

Honorary members pay no dues and receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the members-only portion of nata.org, including online versions of NATA News and the Journal of Athletic Training
  • Printed copy of the NATA News
  • Printed copy of the Journal of Athletic Training upon request
  • Complimentary registration to the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia

Thank you for your interest in nominating a colleague for an NATA award. Award nominations are opening August 1. All materials are due by October 1.

Honorary Member Profile Packet
Honorary Member Advocate Form

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