Athletic trainers (ATs) provide exceptional health care to a diverse patient population in a variety of work settings. Help us share what ATs do daily by submitting content to our blog. Our readers include parents/guardians, students, athletes, school administrators, legislators, community leaders and employers. We welcome your submission of original content suitable for our audience. We will review what you submit and may publish your content as a guest or NATA member post. NATA does not provide monetary compensation for submission blog posts.


Topics of interest are wide ranging to include, but not limited to:

  • History of Athletic Training
  • Athletic Training Job Settings
  • Domains of Athletic Training / Athletic Training Education
  • How Athletic Trainers Impact Health Care
  • Athletic Trainers’ Role in Patient Education
  • Athletic Trainers’ Role in Various Health Care Topics Including, but not Limited to:
    • Concussion
    • Mental Health
    • Cultural Competence
    • Heat Illness
    • Sickle Cell Trait
    • Spine Injuries
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    • Weather Monitoring
  • How to Advocate for an Athletic Trainer in Your School/Community
  • Importance of Interprofessional Collaboration with other Health Care Professionals (Team Physician, Paramedic, Orthopedic Surgeon, Nurse, etc.)
  • Importance of Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)
  • Importance of AED/CPR training


We accept only original submissions between 300-500 words. Please include the author’s name, credentials, title and place of employment. To be considered, please keep your blog at or below an 8th grade reading level.


Our blog articles will include an accompanying image related to the topic. Authors are encouraged to submit images for consideration. Images must be public domain or of the author’s own creation. If you do not include an image, NATA may provide our own.


We reserve the right to edit your submission for accuracy, consistency, grammar and readability. We may provide you with an edited version of the blog for final approval. NATA may include a disclaimer that the work of the author and publication does not reflect the endorsement or the views of the association. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. NATA reserves the right not to publish an article if it does not meet our standards.

All articles will include the following disclaimer:

The following article is an original work published by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Opinions expressed by authors are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of or endorsement by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).



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  • Only original work should be submitted. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
  • Only approved and authorized photos and content should be submitted. Appropriate authorization and permission have been received.
  • Athletic trainers featured are adhering to the NATA Code of Ethics and practicing within their scope of practice and state practice act.
  • NATA may use your blog and image(s) at its discretion and the image(s) may be altered (cropped, colorized, mirror image) according to style necessity. I understand the blog and image may be used for additional informational and promotional purposes and may be shared with third parties at the discretion of NATA. I hereby waive any and all rights to this blog and image.

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