Athletic Training Organizations
Selected athletic training organizations. These organizations provide helpful educational resources and provide resources and services in support of career development and certifications.
National Athletic Trainers' Association
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 45,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of NATA to support their profession and to receive a broad array of membership benefits.
Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA)
The purpose of the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) shall be to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active; to promote and advance the profession of the athletic training profession; to promote a better working relationship among those who work toward the care and prevention of athletic injuries; enhance the health care of persons served by the Membership; safeguard and advance the membership; and to promote the free exchange of ideas and information within the Association. Promote, safeguard, and advance the profession of Athletic Training and its members.
American College of Sports Medicine
Representing 70 sports medicine professions, and with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals from 90 countries, the American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) helps people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was formed in 1991 to fill a void that has existed in sports medicine from its earliest beginnings. The Founders, most recognized and expert sports medicine specialists, realized that while there were several physician organizations which supported sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for primary care non-surgical sports medicine physicians.
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Our Mission & Core Values:
To be the premier global, sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and abilities.
American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association is an individual membership professional organization representing 100,000 member physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy.
National Strength And Conditioning Association
Founded in 1978, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world.