National Athletic Training Month

National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about all that athletic trainers do.

Celebrate and win!

In Honor of National Athletic Training Month, FWATA encourages ALL ATS’s and ATs to get involved this NATM.

District 8 encourages our membership to participate in NATM during the entire month of March.  The NATA Public Relations Committee has developed weekly packages to assist ATs with promoting the profession and connecting with external stakeholders during National Athletic Training Month. Each package will focus on a specific target audience including the marketing, communications or PR department at your workplace, risk management/human resources, government officials and workplace/ community stakeholders. The packages will help you address needs and advocate for your profession in each of these areas. The committee has also prepared a sample calendar that corresponds to the information in the packages and includes each week’s suggested target audience and social media message.

We want to see your efforts and post them to any of the three social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Make sure you tag your entry with the following so we receive your submission:

Twitter: #NATM2017 @FWATAD8

Instagram: #NATM2017 @FWATAD8

Facebook: #NATM2017 @Far West Athletic TrainersAssociation

 Print and bring your NATA e- postcard or your state/district “What Is An AT” postcard to post and share. 

Our NATM video, FWATA NATM 2017, will be played at several Women’s and Men’s Basketball Conference tournaments this month. Keep an eye out if you’re working or enjoying March Madness. If you want your institution to play the video please share the link or contact us.


NATA has several ways for ATs and ATSs to get involved this NATM.  Make sure if you are active for NATM that you enter in the NATA contest.

Here are the categories:

  • Best State Association Effort
  • Best Student Effort
  • Best Athletic Trainer Effort – group (7 or more ATs)
  • Best Athletic Trainer Effort – individual/small team (6 or fewer ATs)
  • Best Overall Campaign

If you have any questions and would like help from your local state or district members please Contact Us.

FWATA Resources

NATM 2017 Package (.pdf)

NATM 2017 Calendar (.pdf)

NATM Postcards

NATM Public Service Announcement (.pdf)

What is an Athletic Trainer?  (.pdf)

NATA Resources


NATM Social Media Blast

NATM Logos

NATM Poster



Want to know how you can get involved?  Contact us at

Far West Athletic Trainers Association