Faculty Mentor Program

The NATA Foundation Faculty Mentor Program pairs junior faculty members with established faculty who will provide guidance, advice and assistance in navigating the first several years of employment within higher education. The goal is to form a lasting relationship to help the mentee build a solid knowledge base and acquire an understanding of the balance necessary to becoming a successful researcher and educator. Direction of the relationship and areas of focus will be built upon the mutual interests and goals of the pairings. Each mentor and mentee will work together to set expectations for the relationship.

The purpose of the NATA Foundation Faculty Mentor Program is to support and facilitate the transition of new athletic training faculty member into the faculty culture as they navigate their development as a new faculty member in higher education. To provide a supportive external environment for the athletic training faculty member as they develop as a teacher, researcher, and professional while seeking tenure and promotion.

Faculty Mentor Program Information

Faculty Mentor Program Application



In order to ignite and foster the mentor/mentee relationship, the NATA Foundation hosts an annual luncheon during the NATA convention.  This year’s luncheon will be held:

Tuesday  June 25, 2019   11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas (Exact location TBD)

(Invitation only to current and past participants and NATA Fellows)