Enhanced exposure and recognition of athletic trainers calls for an increasingly greater need to demonstrate the profession’s levels of skill and competency. The NATA Foundation supports the profession thru various educational resources.

Inter-Agency Terminology Work Group

Recently, the Inter-Agency Terminology Work Group conducted meeting and has published and created their final glossary.  You’ll notice at the bottom of the glossary there is a note about how users can send feedback or suggest terms added or amended.

Inter-Agency Terminology Glossary

Educational Resources Committee

The mission of the NATA Foundation Educational Resources Committee is to take NATA position statements and publish them in ways that the profession can utilize the information in various settings.  Infographics will be published in upcoming editions of the NATA News, articles for additional information will be published on the NATA Foundation website and for some topics, an illustrative video will be produced.  In partnership with the International Committee of the NATA, some of these items will also be translated in Spanish.

April 2017 – Vestibular/Ocular-Motor Screening (VOMS)

Please click image to print the infographic and for the accompanying article, click here

January 2017 – Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE)


We will have an illustrative video soon and you can print the infographic by clicking here

November 2016 – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo 

Please click image for an article and you can print the infographic by clicking here

Building Blocks for Clinical Practice

Building Blocks for Clinical Practice are concise fact sheets on a variety of issues that an AT faces in their daily practice, which helps an AT educate themselves and others.

Here is some additional information on the Building Blocks process.

Position Statements

Position Statements– scientifically-based peer-reviewed research that help ATs treat their patients.

Here is some additional information on the Position Statement process.

Supplement to the Journal of Athletic Training

The Supplement to the Journal of Athletic Training contains abstracts presented at the 2015 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in St. Louis, Missouri as part of the NATA Foundation Free Communications Program Annual lecture Exchange with AOSSM, ACSM, AMSSM (a cooperative program of the NATA Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.)

The NATA Foundation Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research Recipient presents at ACSM and AOSSM  and the New Investigator Award Recipient presents at AMSSM.

These NATA Foundation award winners, and representatives from organizations participating in the Exchange Lecture Series, present at the Distinguished Scholars Presentation during the NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Sport Safety International Online Courses
Sport Safety International, a division of the Rehberg Konin Group, has combined efforts with the NATA to offer a series of online continuing education courses focusing on the importance of sport safety and risk management. Five courses: Pediatric Sport Safety, General Medical Management, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Sports Safety and Concussion each contain current, evidence based information. Each course has been peer reviewed by content experts.  Athletic trainers who successfully complete all five courses can earn up to 10 BOC CEUs. To register for one or more of the courses, or to learn more about Sport Safety International, visit the Sport Safety International website or go to the NATA Knowledge Center.

A portion of the proceeds from each course benefit the NATA Foundation.

Other Continuing Education Programs Supported by the NATA Foundation

NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo