Honors and Awards

NATA is proud to feature the best. Get recognized.

The Honors and Awards Committee needs your help to make sure our profession’s top contributors are recognized!  Any NATA member may nominate a colleague for one of the association’s national honors or awards.  Please refer to our timeline to make sure your nomination is received in plenty of time.

The following timeline applies to these NATA awards: Hall of Fame, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, AT Service Award, Fellows, Honorary Membership, the Gail Weldon Award of Excellence and the Jack Weakley Award of Distinction. The other awards listed on this page have different timelines, so please click through to each award for specific information.


August 1 - September 15

October 1




Nominations accepted

Deadline to return all application and support materials

Award Recipients selected

Awards presented during the NATA Convention & AT Expo


Many awards require that a candidate complete an application or submit supporting materials (letters of recommendation, vitae, etc.). We recommend you allow ample time to complete these materials by submitting your nominations early.

Please review the NATA awards profile guidance tips for assistance completing your candidate profile.

*Journal of Athletic Training awards do not require a nomination and will follow a separate schedule. Contact the JAT editor for more information.