Young Professionals' Committee (YPC) National Distinction Award

The Young Professionals’ Committee recognizes one young professional athletic trainer each year that has made an immediate and definitive impact on the athletic training profession at the national, district or state level. The award recipient must embody the ideas, goals and mission of NATA and the Young Professionals’ Committee, and demonstrate the highest level of service, professionalism and competence.

Award Eligibility

  • NATA member in good standing for at least 3 years
  • BOC certified
  • NATA “Young Professional” at time of nomination (35 years of age or younger)
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience


Past National Distinction Award Recipients


Nomination and Eligibility

Please see the award information document for more instructions, nomination requirements, and candidate eligibility. NATA members may nominate a young professional by downloading and completing the nomination form and submitting other necessary materials by November 1.



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