Connect with athletic trainers around the world

The NATA International Committee assists members in establishing and maintaining working relationships with sports medicine specialists internationally that allow them to collaborate, share, and make visible the athletic training profession. To that end, the International Committee is committed to establishing a global network of colleagues in the allied health profession to include:  athletic trainers, athletic therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists and other sports medicine specialists.

Connect with the Committee

The International Committee addresses concerns of NATA members who wish to, or are, living, working, or stationed outside the United States. It reviews and recommends policies and procedures to the NATA Board of Directors on behalf of these members. Members of the committee promote the NATA brand internationally and the use of certified athletic trainers in the international job market. The committee may recommend patronage and sponsor requests by other international organizations, while supporting activities related to World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT), a separate entity of which NATA is a member.

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international Events

The following non-NATA events are available:



  • CATA Annual Conference: Each spring the Canadian Athletic Therapists’ Association hosts a meeting for athletic therapists and other sports medicine professionals filled with workshops, lectures, keynote speakers, exhibits and social events. It incorporates educational content for professionals of all levels.


  • IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport: This premier international conference hosted by the International Olympic Committee is a rare opportunity for the global sport and exercise medicine community to meet face to face, and it occurs only once every 3 years.


  • Asia-Pacific Athletic Trainers Society:  This society hosts an annual conference for members and health care providers in China, typically occuring in March.  


  • ICSSPE Member Association Events: Bringing together a wide range of scientific and professional organizations of various sport branches and disciplines, the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education helps create the possibility for interdisciplinary collaboration. The website features a number of upcoming international sports medicine related events.