Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC)


  • to identify and address issues relevant to ethnically diverse athletic trainers

  • to implement initiatives to increase the number of ethnically diverse athletic trainers

  • to address health care concerns affecting physically active, ethnically diverse individuals


Want to get involved? CLICK HERE





Check out the Mentor Match Program:



Questions about becoming a mentor or mentee? NATA EDAC’s Mentoring FAQ




John A. Mayes EDAC Scholarship

David H. Perrin EDAC Scholarship

DEADLINE: January 13th


  • Accepted into a CAATE accredited degree program

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

  • Sponsored by a certified athletic trainer who is a member of NATA


Interested in enhancing ethnic diversity within the profession?


Are you an ethnically diverse athletic training student that would like to attend NATA’s iLead Student Leadership Conference?




ATs 4 Be The Match

  • ATAF EDAC supports the mission of NATA EDAC to increase the diversity of the bone marrow donor registry through Be The Match to help save the lives of patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma

  • According to the 2018 NATA News Article, Athletic Trainers 4 Be The Match, ethnically diverse patients find a donor <60% of the time in comparison to 93% of Caucasian patients

  • Learn more about BeTheMatch and sign up to become part of the donor registry today




Would you like to recognize someone that has contributed to the development and enhancement of ethnically diverse athletic trainers?

ATAF Mission

​The Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida is committed to the advancement of our profession through education, community engagement, legislative efforts, and professional development, dedicating financial support and leadership, ultimately enhancing patient-centered care.

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