Connect with the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee to get more involved with promoting ethnic diversity in the profession and to learn more about health issues relevant to diverse athletes.

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View diversity statistics, find information about health issues common to diverse populations and sign up to be a mentor through the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee's Mentor Database.

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Cultural Competency

It’s important for athletic trainers to consider values such as gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and socioeconomic status that can influence patient health and well-being during their clinical decision-making process.

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NATA is dedicated to advancing diversity within the athletic training profession. The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, aiming to identify and address issues relevant to the ethnically diverse populations to better serve the needs of both patients and fellow athletic trainers. EDAC advocates sensitivity toward cultural diversity, development of cultural competence within the profession and promotion of athletic trainers as leaders in issues related to cultural competence and professional diversity within the health care professions.

Visit our Diversity Resources to learn more about NATA's diversity initiatives.