I Teach or Advise Students in an Accredited Program
Welcome Accredited Program Teachers and Advisors
Here you'll find supplementary materials for your sports medicine classes and athletic training students as well as tools to help you recruit into your programs. If you have any suggestions on materials to include, please email ExMarketing@nata.org. Thank you.
Athletic Training and Educational Pathways
ATs work with a diverse patient population and are trained and educated on a variety of health care topics including orthopedic injuries, concussions, heat illness, sudden cardiac arrest and more. To become an AT, candidates must attend an accredited educational program at the master's level and, in most states, successfully pass the national certification exam. ATs must also work under the direction of a physician and within the regulations of their state.
About Athletic Training
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Learn more about the history of athletic training, career outlook and view AT profiles.
At Your Own Risk
The At Your Own Risk website aims to educate the public about athletic trainers and the value they bring to any team. There you'll find basic information on who ATs are, where they work and how to employ one. The website is open to the public, including students.
Resources and Opportunities
From networking to scholarships, find resources to help realize your students' dreams of becoming an athletic trainer. Find information on NATA student membership, NATA Career Center as well as our FAQs and AT terminology list.