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NATA Student Leadership Committee

The Student Leadership Committee (SLC) provides a voice for students within the athletic training community. The SLC promotes learning about issues impacting the athletic training profession, getting involved in volunteer opportunities and taking a stand on matters impacting students in the present and future. SLC members are selected to represent each NATA district and are appointed to the committee by the district director and the committee chair. View the committee roster.

Mission: The mission of the NATA Student Leadership Committee is to represent and advocate for students, create and promote professional development opportunities, and encourage student engagement in the athletic training community.

Vision: The NATA Student Leadership Committee will be a valuable asset and resource for aspiring athletic trainers. We will equip active students with opportunities to develop a strong foundation for professional involvement.

For more information about the committee or any of our student resources, reach out on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

SLC Hosts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Webinar Feb 10. 

The NATA Student Leadership Committee (SLC) hosts biannual webinars on topics important to student members. The first webinar of the new year “Different Backgrounds, Same Goal: Moving Toward Authentic Diversity in Health Care” will be held 7 p.m. CST Feb. 10. This webinar is an experiential conversation focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Panelists include Josh Yellen, EdD, LAT, ATC, a Jewish AT who overcame brain cancer; Kemba Noel-London, MAT, ATC, PhD, a PhD student in health policy, minority and immigrant adolescent health, sport and physical activity and concussion assessments; Ke’La Porter, ATC, CSCS, a graduate assistant and post-professional master in athletic training at the University of Kentucky; and Caitlyn Heredia, a master's of science in athletic training and kinesiology student at Northern Arizona University. If you are unable to attend, the event will be recorded and available for preview at your convenience. Event registration details will be announced on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.  Please contact slcoutreachcom@gmail.com for any questions.

SLC Accepting Mentor Applications

The NATA Student Leadership Committee is seeking a certified athletic trainer or AT-Ret active member to serve as a mentor to the students on the committee. This is a three-year commitment. Interested applicants should have experience mentoring students, serving at the national, district and/or state level, and ideally should not be committed to more than one other NATA service position during the course of their three years of service. The SLC is comprised of 11 students, one representative from each district and a chair and 3 mentors. The mentors provide assistance as needed to the students with their responsibilities as committee members, provide leadership and serve as a positive role model for students. 

Expectations of Mentors:

  1. Serve as a mentor to one of the SLC subcommittees (planning, student outreach or nominations); this is a three-year commitment
  2. Be a part of SLC conference calls (monthly)
  3. Attend the annual NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo and Joint Committee Meeting (JCM)
  4. Attend SLC committee meeting (all day on committee day) and assist SLC with events throughout the convention
  5. Assist and provide leadership to SLC members as they fulfill committee responsibilities
  6. Be available for phone calls
  7. Reply to email messages
  8. Provide direction and support as needed
  9. Work with the Board of Director liaison and staff liaison to guide the chair, chair-elect, secretary and subcommittee chairs as they lead the committee
  10. Be a positive role model for SLC members, demonstrate good leadership techniques

Please submit any questions to marketing@nata.org, attn. Hannah Hill. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2021 on gather.nata.org/participate/volunteeropportunities