NATA Research & Education Foundation

Supporting and Advancing the Athletic Training Profession through Research and Education


NATA Foundation Research Mentor Program

The NATA Research and Education Foundation is accepting applications for the Research Mentor Program, which pairs promising investigators with established researchers who will provide guidance, advice and assistance in navigating both the research and the grant writing process. Anyone interested in participating in the program, which launches in June, should complete an application and submit it along with a current CV to Patsy Brown, NATA Foundation Manager, by April 30. More information is available at Mentor Program.


NATA Foundation Events at the NATA Convention

The NATA Foundation is sponsoring several events at the NATA Convention in St. Louis this June. The NATA Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Gatorade will be back this year, so plan to run and support the NATA Foundation. Don’t feel like running, come join us and walk the course. It is a great way to get some exercise and support the NATA Foundation

The NATA Foundation will once again host a block party at Laclede’s Landing. You can purchase a party pass for $20 through registration and this will allow you to receive discounts the entire week in St. Louis. This is another way great way to support the NATA Foundation.

The Silent Auction will return this year. This has been an attendee favorite over the past few years and we hope to make this year even better with merchandise from your favorite players and teams. Please make sure you stop by the Foundation booth in St. Louis and check out the items available.

Information on all of these events is included in your registration information.


2015 Triple D Challenge

The 2015 Triple D Challenge has begun. Be the first district to double the amount of donors over the previous year. In an effort to increase critical support, we’ve initiated a contest to see which NATA Districts can increase the number of members who donated to the NATA Foundation from 2014 to 2015. Donate today and make sure to visit our website in the upcoming weeks to see which district is winning!


Annual Fund

“Building our Foundation” Annual Fund

Your investment in the NATA Research and Education Foundation will yield great returns:

  • It will ensure practical research and education programs that will benefit you personally.
  • It will give you the tools necessary to provide the best care possible.
  • It will meaningfully help to solidify the athletic trainer’s role as the healthcare provider of choice for the physically active.

The NATA Foundation relies solely on voluntary support. That’s why we challenge you to step up and help us fund much-needed research and education programs – programs that will directly benefit you, your career and your profession.

Make your donation online now.