About Membership

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 45,000 members worldwide today. The majority of athletic trainers choose to be members of NATA in order to support their profession while receiving 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. Learn more about NATA.


NATA helps its members:

  • Grow professionally by offering quality continuing education opportunities, both online and in-person.

  • Improve patient care through best practices and research.

  • Advocate for legislation that advances the profession.

  • Network with fellow athletic trainers across the world.



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Membership Testimonial

tomashoff member testimonial

“My NATA membership was the key to the door on my career. After joining as a student member during my undergraduate days, and rejoining years later prior to BOC certification, the NATA has given me the opportunity to pursue a career in professional baseball, and along the way, actually attend a World Series with my team as one of the participants. The NATA made that career path possible, and made that dream come true. ”

Chris Tomashoff, ATC
Tampa Bay Rays