International Resources

Thinking about going international? Find more resources.

The NATA International Committee has prepared resources to help athletic trainers who are considering working, volunteering or learning internationally.


International Learning and Volunteerism

Discover information related to participating in international service and learning ventures, including a list of U.S.-based AT programs that are open to students and athletic trainers outside of those universities. Educators who are interested in creating opportunities for students or professionals in another country will also find a helpful toolkit.


International Academic Programming

When researching international opportunities, there are a number of personal and professional factors to consider. Whether you are a student interested in studying abroad or a faculty member looking to expand your international reach, it can be hard to know where to start. The NATA International Committee has compiled these helpful toolkits to guide NATA members as your start your global experience. 


International Committee Webinars


The purpose of this NATA International Committee webinar series is to educate NATA members about important topics related to the international practice of athletic training. The goal is to increase cultural competence and skill sets related to international travel and clinical practice. Current topics include testimonials from students studying abroad, advice on presenting at international conferences, and tips on traveling internationally in a culturally competent way!

A full list of these FREE webinars is available on the International Committee Webinars page.


Injury Infographic Handouts


NATA offers free infographic handouts, originally published in the NATA News, in PDF form for athletic trainers to download, print and distribute. We encourage ATs to utilize these resources to educate the community on various injuries and illnesses common to sports medicine. Select infographic topics have been translated into eight different languages and can be found below.


Frequently Asked Questions

View common questions of those who are working overseas or preparing for the move.


International and National Associations


World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT)

WFATT is a coalition of national organizations of health care professionals in the fields of sports, exercise, injury/illness prevention and treatment. WFATT seeks to promote the highest quality for health care and functional activity through the collaborative efforts of its members with a vision to promote quality health care worldwide to active populations. NATA is a Charter member of WFATT. If you would like to find more information, please visit the WFATT website.


International and National Athletic Training Associations

Looking for the associations for certain countries? View our list of international and national AT associations.


Working Internationally

Gather advice about working as an athletic trainer overseas with the U.S. military or in Canada, and browse tips for creating work opportunities and preparing for a job in another country.



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