Benefits of Membership
Membership with NATA provides access to professional growth, support, advocacy and community. Renew today and join more than 45,000 athletic trainers who are taking advantage of everything that membership has to offer.
As health care changes and expands to meet the needs of patients and uphold new standards, athletic trainers must also continuously grow and learn.
To help you in your lifelong educational pursuits, NATA offers a range of PROFESSIONAL GROWTH resources.
Whether you’re in the market for a job in athletic training or an employer looking for athletic trainers, NATA’s Career Center is the world’s largest, most comprehensive job listing service for athletic trainers.
One of NATA's primary objectives is to provide top-notch educational opportunities for members. We strive to offer innovative and effective learning opportunities to help you grow as a professional.
The NATA Professional Development Center (PDC) offers a wide range of courses on topics you confront every day in your practice and eliminate the cost and time of traveling to seminars or conferences.
NATA Leadership Academy
NATA offers online leadership courses to encourage association leaders to hone their skills.
NATA also offers several opportunities for you to learn from industry experts while improving your skill set.
Clinical practice updates
These updates cover the best practices related to specific medical conditions and health care topics.
Just as you are there to assist your patients through their ups and downs, so too is NATA here for you. NATA has an array of SUPPORT resources that equip you with the tools you need to thrive in the athletic training profession.
ATs Care is a peer-to peer support program designed to offer crisis management training opportunities for athletic trainers who are dealing with the aftermath of any critical incident in their lives.
Revenue & Reimbursement
Demonstrate your value through revenue models, improve your understanding of the business of athletic training, or get assistance in seeking reimbursement for athletic training services.
Be in the know about all things NATA and athletic training. Read the NATA News, the NATA Now blog and NATA’s research journals.
Whether providing you a discount or backing the AT profession - or both - our goal is to provide value to you in your personal and professional life.
Who doesn't love some quality merchandise? Show your pride for the profession and visit the official gear store for ATs.
Whether it's on Capitol Hill or engaging national media, NATA is advocating for the athletic training profession to ensure you're recognized and compensated appropriately for the health care you provide. NATA works tirelessly on your behalf to provide the ADVOCACY resources and initiatives needed to grow the public’s understanding of your role in work, life and sport.
Federal, state and regulatory efforts
Capitol Hill Day
Since our event's inception we’ve conducted more than 2,000 legislative meetings with Congressional representatives.
Youth Sports Safety Initiatives
Initiatives include founding the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, hosting summits, and managing the Safe Sports School Awards program.
National Athletic Training Month
National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness to the general public about the important work of athletic trainers and to celebrate all they do for the patient population they serve.
At Your Own Risk
Our public awareness campaign is aimed at educating parents, student athletes, school administrators, legislators and employers on the AT's role in health care as an expert in prevention and safety.
NATA's PR efforts enhance awareness of the profession by connecting key stakeholders and media professionals with news releases, clinical statements and subject matter experts for interviews.
Athletic training is a tight-knit community built on shared experiences, peer collaboration and lifelong friendships. The key to that community is NATA, which provides you a multitude of opportunities to grow your network, land a job and foster a real CONNECTION with other ATs.
Connect with your peers, expand your network thru the membership directory and start discussing the matters important to you.
Professional interest communities
Find helpful resources relevant to your needs and different forums for connecting with peers in similar circumstances.
Clinical Symposia & AT Expo
Our annual convention provides a fun, focused experience that enhances the way ATs and other similar health care providers care for patients.
Volunteer to become a mentor or search for one with our mentorship directory, accessible only to members through our online community in Gather.
NATA has a thriving volunteer program with more than 400 appointed positions available and many opportunities to serve on a temporary basis.
Join us on social media and get a steady stream of current news in sports medicine and athletic training while keeping up-to-date on the latest information from headquarters.
NATA Membership Justification Letter Templates Available
The NATA Connection and Engagement Committee has developed two justification letter templates that athletic trainers can use when requesting funding support for their NATA membership. One template is designed for clinicians, while the other is designed for those in higher education. The templates can be downloaded and modified to fit your and your employer’s needs.
Renewing your membership with NATA is an investment in yourself and the future of your profession.
Don't let money get in the way of investing in yourself and your profession. Contact Member Services at 800.879.6282 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help.