Become an Athletic Trainer

Interested in becoming an athletic trainer? Do you teach or advise future ATs? AT4Me fosters the next generation of athletic trainers and supports those who teach or advise them. Find scholarship information, recruitment materials and the pathway to becoming an AT right here. 

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For Athletic Trainers

Joining NATA offers athletic trainers valuable benefits in professional development, advocacy, connection and support, including free CE credits and access to a variety of resources like the Salary Survey, or the NATA Career Center, the best place to find athletic training jobs.


Advocate for Athletic Training

At Your Own Risk educates employers, workers, legislators, school administrators, parents/guardians and student athletes about the value athletic trainers bring to the field, office and to everyday life. It offers tools to advocate for reducing the risk of injury by having an AT on your team. 

About NATA

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 45,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of NATA to support their profession and to receive a broad array of membership benefits. By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually.

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who provide an unparalleled continuum of care for their patients. Athletic trainers prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical, and occupational activity and provide immediate care for these acute issues. Athletic trainers are equipped to follow their patients through time and adapt to their ever-changing needs. Athletic trainers provide a comprehensive range of health care services spanning from preventative care; examination, assessment and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; and rehabilitation and reconditioning. Athletic trainers also integrate best practices in policy development and implementation, documentation and basic business practices to promote optimal patient care. The athletic trainers’ coordinated effort to medical care equates to better outcomes for the patient.

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