2019 Highlights

NATA 2019 by the Numbers










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2019 Attendee Survey

88 %

Rated NATA 2019 as Good or Excellent

89 %

Rated AT Expo as Good or Excellent

85 %

Rated General Session as Good or Excellent

81 %

Rated the NATA Events App Most Useful Resource

92 %

Rated the NATA Keynote Good or Excellent

“The NATA convention has clearly become the pre-eminent sports medicine meeting in the world.”  Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, President of NATA

“This was my first ever NATA convention and I believe it opened my eyes even more than ever before on how much I truly love what I do and why I do it. Being around so many people that have the same passion and dream as yourself is so uplifting and really brought me back the joy I needed to continue doing what I can to better myself and the profession!” – Jessica Lyons, ATC, Athletico Physical Therapy

“I use the AT Expo every year to spark new ideas of what I can bring to my own Athletic Training Room to provide the best care for my student-athletes.” – Marissa Johnson, MS, LAT, ATC, Allegheny Health Network

“It’s a great look at evidence based practices as vendors improve their products. Vendors from all over, whose photos we might see here and there in a catalog, are at your disposal to answer any and all questions. Samples and testing these out yourselves go a long way with administrations when you’re trying to persuade them why you need such products!” – Taylor Clark, ATC, MAL, West Ada School District – Mountain View High School

“I often learn as much in the AT Expo as I do in the educational sessions!  There are so many great hands-on learning opportunities to try new products.” – Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC, Weber State University

“Only place you can go to see and try out first hand “all things athletic training” in the world, all under 1 roof.” – John Geist, LAT, ATC, UPMC Sports Medicine

NATA 2019 Attendee Demographics

More than 66% were 40 and younger

Top 5 job settings

  1. College/University – Professional Staff/Athletics/Clinic
  2. Secondary School – High School
  3. College/University – Faculty/Academic/Research
  4. Clinic – Secondary School Outreach
  5. Student

24% were first-time attendees