Athletic trainers are health care professionals who can be seen on the sidelines, on the job site, on the stage, the battlefield and even in space. They collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
The NATA Foundation’s work benefits every AT and every company associated with the profession, as well as the physically active community at large. The NATA Foundation is the only 501 c(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing the athletic training profession through research and education.
The current NATA Foundation was incorporated in 1991 and established with grants from the NATA and Johnson & Johnson. During these past 25 years, the NATA Foundation has awarded more than 294 research grants totaling more than $4 million dollars and awarded almost $3 million to 1,490 students through our scholarship program. Additionally almost 5,000 presentations (oral and poster) have been provided through the Free Communications program.
The NATA Foundation relies on your help to carry out our goal of supporting and advancing the athletic training profession through research and education.