NATA 2020 brings the best athletic training educational programming from experts around the world to deliver a focused and practical learning experience that will enhance the way you care for your patients. Topics include:


Acute Triage


Atrial Fibrillation

Biomechanic Analysis


Casting and Splinting

Cervical Spine (Emergency Management)

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Clinical Education


Concussion (Treatment and adherence to state concussion legislation)

Concussion (Treatment and relationship to lower extremity injury)

Concussion Blood Biomarkers

Concussion Prevention

Crisis Intervention

Diabetic Emergencies


Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Emergency Simulation


Exertional Conditions

Exertional Heat Stroke

Fascial Lines

GPS Technology


Heat Illness

Hip Impingement

Interprofessional Education

Job Satisfaction




Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy and exercise intervention

Mass Trauma Management

Medical Model

Mental Health


Nervous System

Neural Tension


Pathophysiology/Skeletal Adaptations Following Injury

Pediatric Patients

Physical Literacy

Position Statements

Precision Medicine

Psychology of Injury

Quality Improvement


Racial Microaggressions


Rectal Thermometry


Scope of Practice

Sleep Deprivation

Sociocultural (Social Determinants of Health)

Specialty Certification

Technology in Sports


Vestibular-Ocular System

Workplace Violence

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4 Themes Showcasing Trending Topics in Athletic Training

While there will be a wide variety of content presented in Atlanta, the Convention Program Committee has identified four key themes for NATA 2020.

Training Load

The training load theme is focused on the tools and strategies available to monitor the effort of athletes and the physically active as well as how athletic trainers can use this information to mitigate injury risk.


The biometrics/analytics theme is focused on tools available to capture large biological datasets from their patients and how athletic trainers can use these datasets to inform clinical decision making.

Motor Learning/
Motor Behavior

The motor learning/motor behavior theme is focused on disseminating state of the art techniques and rehabilitative strategies to enhance motor control through neuroplasticity.


The heat theme is focused on disseminating information related to overcoming barriers to deliver best practices in recognizing and treating heat related illness in the physically active.

Hands-on learning you can take back to the athletic training facility

Learn from experts who know how to perform the latest competencies and therapies



Emotional Intelligence

Function Exercises and Mobilization

IV Access/Fluid Administration

Manual Therapy and Movement Science for Running Athletes

Manual Therapy Techniques for Management of Lateral Ankle Sprains

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Neurodynamic Treatments for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Preventing Injuries in Adolescents

Rib Injuries

Sports Medicine Approach to Manual Therapy

Stethoscope and Reflex Hammer

Student Athletes in Distress

Trunk Proprioception /Musculoskeletal Control

Virtual Reality and Vestibular Rehabilitation

3 days jam-packed with learning from all skill levels and domains

Learn about the latest modalities and connect with others for peer-to-peer learning

Shorter Sessions

Lecture sessions will be 55-minutes. Shorter sessions allow you to attend more sessions and reduces the number of concurrent sessions.

More Learning Labs

You asked for it – and we delivered. We’ve increased the number of Learning Labs by 50% to give you the hands-on learning you want.

Forums – NEW!

Spend some quality time with the speakers that interest you most in our new Forum format.

Need we say more?

The educational offerings at NATA 2020 are top-notch!