#ATsKnowWhy Social Media Campaign

Athletic trainers in every setting have a role in engaging in research. Help us share how and why ATs participate in research by participating in the Athletic Training Research Agenda (ATRA) Committee’s  #ATsKnowWhy campaign.  The goal of the #ATsKnowWhy campaign is to promote, educate, and provide examples of “research”, in all settings, in an effort to encourage all athletic training clinicians, educators, researchers and students to engage in and incorporate research in their daily practice.

Participate by completing the quote “I do research because…” or “I do research by…” and then share on your social media accounts as either a written quote or short video clip.  Be sure to tag @natafoundation and use #ATsKnowWhy!

Don’t have social media or want to be featured by the NATA Foundation?  Submit your quote, photo and/or video to the NATA Foundation at fndnstaff@nata.org and we’ll share it on the NATA Foundation social media channels.

Looking for ways to engage in research in your setting?  View theses infographics (Clinicians, Educators, Researchers, Students) for ideas on how you can engage the athletic training research agenda in your practice.

“I do research because I want to promote the dance profession and show that dancers are high-quality athletes and should be treated as such!” #ATsKnowWhy

Victoria Fauntroy, MS, LAT, ATC 

“I do research because ROTC cadets deserve access to accessible health care and injury prevention programs.” #ATsKnowWhy

Layci Harrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

“I do research because I want to ensure that I’m offering my patients the most optimal and up to date care based on evidence based practices. I do research because I care about my student athletes and want the best for them!”

Rob Dicks, MA, LAT, ATC 

“I do research because I am always working to move our program, our kids’ healthcare, and our profession forward! Progress happens through data!” #ATsKnowWhy

Mike Hopper, MS, LAT, ATC 

“I do research because all of our patient populations deserve evidence based prevention strategies.” #ATsKnowWhy

Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC

“I do research because it allows me to stay connected to athletes and their needs. I strive to engage in research projects that could be far reaching and have the capacity to mitigate injuries while optimize performance.”  #ATsKnowWhy

Shane P Murphy, PhD, LAT, ATC