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Athletic Training & Kinesiology

Athletic Training Professional Organizations

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. By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually.

National Strength and Conditioning Association The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. We disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.

American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM is a community of the best and the brightest. Diverse in many ways, yet united in our vision to create a better life for individuals, families, and communities

American Orthopedic Society for Sports MedicineAOSSM welcomes health professionals across multiple sports medicine disciplines, from orthopaedic surgeons to athletic trainers. Our categories include a range of interests and career stages.

College Athletic Trainers' Society - College Athletic Trainers' Society strives to provide educational materials and programs for college and programs for college and university athletic trainers. 

International Society of BiomechanicsThe ISB promotes the study of all areas of Biomechanics at the international level.

North Dakota Athletic Trainers' Association - The North Dakota Athletic Trainer's Association (NDATA) is a non-profit organization of Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers. Certified athletic trainers provide quality health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity based on specific task, knowledge and skill acquired through a national regulated educational processes. Certified athletic trainers are employed in professional sports, colleges and universities, high schools, clinics and hospitals and corporate and industrial settings. 

Mid America Athletic Trainers's Association - Mid America Athletic Trainer's Association (MAATA) is to enhance the professional and leadership abilities of the membership by providing encouragement, mentorship and improvement opportunities in the profession of athletic training.