Interested in diversity in athletic training? Join the conversation.

The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the NATA Board of Directors, aiming to identify and address issues relevant to the ethnically diverse populations to better serve the needs of our patients, as well as members of the profession.  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.

Connect with the Committee

EDAC members are selected to represent each NATA district and are appointed to the committee by the district director and the committee chair. Contact the committee


Connect Online

Join EDAC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter dedicated to diversity and cultural competence in athletic training.


Connect with a Mentor

The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee created a mentor database to provide NATA student members a place to find professional mentors. This resource allows students to search for mentors by location, job title, ethnicity and professional interest and currently lists nearly 180 available mentors across the country.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Sign up using our mentor submission form.


Connect at Convention

EDAC hosts many events at the NATA convention for those interested in diversity within the athletic training profession including an educational session and a town hall meeting.

EDAC at NATA 2018 in New Orleans

  • Community Service Project: 9 a.m. - noon, June 26
  • EDAC Meeting: 1:30-5:30 p.m. June 26, Hilton - Fulton Room
  • EDAC Educational Session: "Mentoring: We Rise By Lifting Others" 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. June 27, Morial Convention Center, Room 356
  • EDAC Career Day: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. June 28 (invitation only)
  • EDAC Town Hall & Social: 6 - 8:30 p.m. June 28, Hilton Grand Ballroom D