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

Our Silent Auction is now open!  Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to not only acquire some great items at a great price, but to also support the Foundation’s efforts to advance the AT Profession.  Click here to enter the auction site.

Be sure to also check out all of the great events and receptions being hosted by the NATA Foundation during the NATA Convention in Las Vegas.




Help the NATA Foundation Raise $15,000!!

For every photo uploaded using the Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to the NATA Research and Education Foundation up to $15,000.

How it works:
1)  Download the free Donate a Photo app from the App Store or Google Play
2)  Select the NATA Foundation as the cause you’d like to help
3)  Take a picture or use one from your phone library
4)  Share your photo!
5)  You can participate with one photo per day June 19-August 19

Nata Foundation Connect