NATAPAC Access Agreement


NATAPAC is the voice of the athletic training profession. This political action committee seeks better working conditions, fair access, and the right to practice for all athletic trainers across America. You can make a difference in the future of our profession.

Member Benefits - Networking & Social Media


Networking at a national, district and state level (your professional development package automatically makes you a member at all 3 levels) and the Online Membership Directory, the up-to-date on-line resource for finding your colleagues across the country and around the world.

Member Benefits - Athletic Training Publications

Athletic Training Education Journal

This open access journal serves as an interface for scholars, educators and clinicians and is free for users to read, download and print.

Journal of Athletic Training

NATA’s award-winning scientific publication keeps you up-to-speed with professional research. 

Member Monthly

Member Benefits - Professional & Career Development

The purpose of continuing education is to insure that individuals stay current in the field of athletic training.  A Certified Athletic Trainer must continue to:

  • Obtain current professional development information
  • Explore new knowledge in specific content areas
  • Master new athletic training-related skills and techniques
  • Expand approaches to effective athletic training
  • Further develop professional judgment

NATA Lifesaver Recognition Program

Each year NATA members are involved in saving the lives of athletes, officials, spectators, coworkers and the general public. The NATA recognizes and applauds these heroic efforts through its Lifesaver Recognition Program.

About the Program

The NATA Lifesaver Recognition program is open to any NATA member who is directly involved with a lifesaving event*. A lifesaving event is defined as a situation in which the victim(s) would have or most likely would have died had the athletic trainer not intervened by providing skilled medical care and assistance.

John A. Mayes Scholarship

  • Eligibility Requirements

  1. Have been accepted into an entry- level master’s level athletic training degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) or into a doctoral level  athletic training degree program;
  2. Have achieved a minimum of a 3.2 cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale while achieving a baccalaureate degree;
  3. Be sponsored by a certified athletic trainer who is a member of NATA;

Past SSATC/Gatorade Secondary School Service Award Winners


District 1 - Audrey McKenzie, Portland High School, Portland, Maine

District 2 - Todd Hirsch, Governor Livingston High School, Berkley Heights, New Jersey

District 3 - Brett Gustman, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Virginia

District 4 - Dawn Robertson, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

District 5 - No eligible applicants

District 6 - All Applications incomplete

District 7 - Jeff Flack, Alhambra High School, Phoenix, Arizona

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