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 submissions for the 2022 Student Writing Contest Learn More.

In collaboration with NATA, the NATA Foundation ERC has organized the September’s NATA Timely Topics Series event, “The AT and Research & Education”. The series starts at 11 a.m. CDT on Sept. 15-16 and 11 a.m. CDT Sept. 22-23. Learn more.

Research Spotlight

Free Communications: Call For Abstracts for the 2022
NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Philadelphia, PA.  Submission deadline is November 1, 2021. Read more.

Congratulations to the 2021 Research Grant Awardees.  View the full list of awardees here.


Support Spotlight

Did you know you can automate your annual gift to the NATA Foundation, and spread it out in monthly increments (making your giving more manageable with your household budget)?  Establishing recurring monthly gifts allows you to commit your support to the AT Profession (through the Foundation) then not worry about making your gift – it is done automatically.   Your giving instructions can be changed at anytime (no contracts involved).
You can enroll here.


Thank you Gatorade Performance Partner for “fueling” our 2nd annual virtual 5K!
Registration is now open!  Get all the details HERE.

Nata Foundation Connect