Update from the NATA Board of Directors Meeting

December 1, 2020 by Todd Christman

No one should be subject to sexual discrimination, harassment or abuse. As part of NATA’s continued commitment to foster and champion a safe and inclusive profession and association, the NATA Board of Directors established a workgroup of board members, in partnership with committee members and subject matter experts, to evaluate the NATA Code of Ethics and related areas within NATA during its board meeting on Monday, Nov. 23. The workgroup will assess language, protocols and procedures related to sexual harassment and other unconscionable offenses to ensure an inclusive, safe and fair process that is reflective of the challenges faced by athletic trainers today.

Any suspected code of ethics violations should be reported to the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics.

Additional courses and resources are available below.

NATA Resources

NATA Code of Ethics

NATA Committee on Professional Ethics

What the Athletic Trainer Should Know About Sexual Abuse/Assault Signs, Symptoms, and the Duty to Report

Sports Medicine Legal Digest

NATA PDC Courses
Sexual Harassment and Its Impact on Athletic Training

Are We Aware? What We Should Understand About Sexual Harassment

Professional Boundaries: It’s complicated Looking at relationships through a legal and ethical lens

JAT Article
Sexual Harassment Training and Reporting in Athletic Training Students