Our Mission

The NATA Research and Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The Foundation champions research, supports education, and enhances knowledge to optimize the clinical experience and outcomes within the diverse patient populations served by the athletic training profession.

NATA Foundation Spotlight

Education Spotlight

61 Scholarships have been awarded for 2019-2020.  Recipients can be viewed on the Scholarship page.

There were 33 entries to the Student Writing Contest.  Winners can be viewed on the Student Writing Contest page.

Research Spotlight

343 Free Communications submissions will be presented via poster, oral or rapid fire during the NATA convention in Las Vegas.

The research grant proposal window is now closed.  Proposals are being reviewed and all applicants will be contacted by mid July.


Support Spotlight

Check out all of the great events and receptions being hosted by the NATA Foundation during the NATA Convention in Las Vegas.

Individual tickets for Las Vegas Libations and Daybreak Yoga must be purchased on the NATA Convention website.


Calling all students………
Interested in advancing the AT profession?  Then be a part of the AT Student Challenge!  Click here for more details.


Special Event Presenting Sponsor

The NATA Foundation is thankful for the continued partnership with Celltex Therapeutics, as the presenting sponsor of our “Las Vegas Libations’ event during the NATA 2019 Convention.

Celltex is an American biotechnology company and the leader in its field, focused on spearheading breakthroughs in regenerative medicine using adult, autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The company uses its own proprietary technology to produce MSCs in its FDA-registered Houston-based laboratory. Celltex is able to isolate, cryopreserve and grow hundreds of millions of one’s own genetically stable MSCs for therapeutic use to improve overall wellness and quality of life. Your body’s own stem cells can be used to help regenerate cartilage or tissue, or effectively treat other chronic pain or injuries that may have resulted from athletic competition. To learn more about stem cell therapy and banking, please visit celltexbank.com or call 888-627-6387.


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