The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, NATA has grown to more than 38,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of NATA to support their profession and to receive a broad array of membership benefits. By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually. The NATA national office currently has more than 40 full-time staff members who work to support NATA’s mission.

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Athletic trainers will be globally recognized as vital practitioners in the delivery and advancement of health care. Through passionate provision of unique services, athletic trainers will be an integral part of the inter-professional health care team.



The mission of the National Athletic Trainers' Association is to represent, engage and foster the continued growth and development of the athletic training profession and athletic trainers as unique health care providers.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Commitment

To advance the mission and promote unparalleled delivery of athletic training services amid ever-growing global and diverse populations, NATA embraces diversity, equity, inclusion and access as a leadership imperative for our association. We are merging our words and actions to inspire our members, leaders and staff to champion and deliver on diversity, equity, inclusion and access within NATA and the athletic training profession.

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NATA Finance Facts

We’ve seen an escalation of incorrect information regarding NATA finances. Click here for the facts.


Strategic Plan

NATA released their new strategic plan in 2023.


Board Minutes

Minutes from the most recent board meetings can be found below.  Members in good standing may request board minutes prior to these dates via the Board Relations Coordinator.

January 2024 (pdf)

March 2024 (pdf)

April 2024 (pdf)

Annual Reports

NATA publishes its Annual Report each year in the December NATA News, which can be viewed in the magazine's digital archives.