AT Professional Organizations

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)


The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 43,000 members worldwide today.

Far West Athletic Trainers Association (FWATA)

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA), also known as District 8 of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is comprised of state athletic trainers associations from California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam and American Samoa.  All NATA members that reside within the District 8 states are automatically members of the FWATA.

California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) 

The California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) is comprised of certified athletic trainers residing in the state of California. The CATA strives to improve the quality of healthcare for athletes, patients, and clients and to enhance the profession of athletic training through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.

NATA Career Center

The NATA Career Center is the premier job board for athletic trainers that strives to provide the most complete resource for its members. 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization currently incorporated in the State of Texas. Filings of incorporation are available through the Texas Secretary of State. The CAATE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).  More information about CAATE’s CHEA recognition can be accessed here.

Information about what accreditation is and who provides accreditation can be found HERE.