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

Now accepting Student Writing Contest submissions!  Deadline to submit is February 1, 2021.  Winners will be announced in the Spring.

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Scholarship Awardees!
View the 2020 Virtual Presentation on the Scholarship Award page.



Research Spotlight

2021 Call for Free Communications Abstracts is September 15- November 1, 2020. View submission instructions on the Free Communications page.

The pre-proposal window for the 2021 funding cycle is now open through November 15, 2020. See the Research Grants page for updated program information and submission instructions.

Support Spotlight

Athletic Trainers make a HUGE impact on the physically active community, and its
high-time time to give ATs a “High-5”!

Join ATs, family and friends of the AT profession in supporting the Foundation through our research, education and professional development efforts.

Register for our first ever Virtual 5K , beginning October 1st.
Choose your location and date (October 24-31) that works best for you.

Tune into our social media channels
5 days in October (26th – 30th).  We will be spotlighting the impact our donors make on the AT profession.

More information on the virtual 5K and High-5 campaign can be found here.

Nata Foundation Connect