Athletic Training Quick Guide

NATA Foundation Scholarship Program

The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization’s most highly regarded programs. Through this program, which is managed by the Scholarship Committee, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master’s and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarship varies annually (from 50 to 75), with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization’s endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support.

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarships

The GLATA offers several scholarships that students can apply for through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

  • GLATA Living Pinky Newell Graduate Scholarship
  • GLATA Living Pinky Newell Undergraduate Scholarship
  • GLATA Living Memorial Graduate Scholarship

MATS Athletic Training Student Scholarship

The Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS) Training Student Scholarship awards students who have performed with distinction as a participant in his/her athletic training program, academic major, institution, and clinical education. MATS Athletic Training Student scholarships may vary from $500 to $1,000.

CATS Family Scholarship

In 2003, the College Athletic Trainers Society (CATS) created the CATS Family Scholarship. The scholarship is rewarded to the son or daughter of a CATS member. Four scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000 for one academic year are awarded to qualifying applicants enrolled full-time at a college or university for the upcoming year. Academic achievements, awards, activities, volunteer work, letters of recommendation and an essay are reviewed.

  • Garnett "Moose" Detty CATS Family Scholarship (sponsored by Pro Orthopedics)
  • Otho Davis CATS Family Scholarship (sponsored by BuzzeoPDMA, Inc.)
  • Johnson & Johnson CATS Family Scholarship (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson)

Tylenol Scholarship Program

The makers of TYLENOL® are proud to support the future of healthcare with our annual TYLENOL® Scholarship program. Now in its 18th year, the program helps students who are pursuing careers in the medical field manage the rising costs of education. This year, we're proud to award $5,000 and $10,000 scholarships (totaling $250,000) to forty outstanding students based on leadership qualities and academic performance.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

The one-year Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is an opportunity to train with some of the industry's leading experts in athletic medicine.  Two fellows are accepted each year.

Henry Ford has long been synonymous with excellence in athletic medicine. The fellows have exposure to providing the medical and orthopedic care of professional athletes, like the Detroit Lions, as well as collegiate, high school and amateur athletes.  Henry Ford also has one of the few dedicated sports concussion programs in the Midwest.

From day one, the challenging curriculum provides a solid foundation for Primary Care Sports Medicine.  The fellows are immersed in a broad range of issues - exercise physiology, anatomy, musculoskeletal imaging, orthopedic surgery, sports psychology, integrative medicine and nutrition.

PH GME Subspecialty Programs - Sports Medicine Program Details

The Fellowship training program at Providence Hospital is dedicated to providing community-based education in Primary Care Sports Medicine to the residency trained Primary Care Physician. The goal is to enhance the knowledge and procedural skills of the resident caring for the active or athletic individual while maintaining their Primary Care skills. To achieve this goal, the resident of this program rotates through the Sports Medicine Clinic, in addition to maintaining continuity care office hours. Training room experience, event coverage including the Detroit Marathon, didactic sessions, medical student and resident education all serve as integral parts of the training program. The strengths of the program include:

  • A broad, diversified clinical experience add with high school, college and semi-pro event coverage
  • Fellowship trained faculty members.
  • Community-based institution with a strong background in Graduate Medical Education.

Kenny Howard Athletic Training Fellowship

The Kenny Howard Fellowship Program is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which represents a joint venture of Auburn University, (the Departments of Kinesiology and Curriculum and Teaching), East Alabama Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, East Alabama Medical Center, and RehabWorks Physical Rehabilitation. The purpose of the program is to educate certified athletic trainers (ATCs) and to provide health care to adolescent and pediatric athletes.

The largest need for certified athletic trainers is in the high schools where more than 6 million student-athletes participate in sporting activities. This program offers ATCs the opportunity to further their education and to help meet the specific needs of this population. The ATCs are provided a unique opportunity to set up and develop their own program at the school, while working with student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and parents, to meet the needs of the high school setting.

Another benefit to having certified athletic trainers present in the high schools is the availability of assistance in creating athletic training school modules. Many high school students are interested in a sports medicine career (i.e., athletic training, physical therapy, sports medicine). We are able to develop programs within the school, where high school students can act as assistants to the ATCs. This further augments the athletic trainers’ educational experiences and benefits those students interested in the health care profession.

The Athletic Training Fellowship Program

The Steadman Clinic has an athletic training fellowship program for certified athletic trainers. This twelve month fellowship has been created for certified athletic trainers to expand their education, increase knowledge as a physician extender, and to work directly with the highly respected physicians and staff at the Steadman Clinic in Vail Colorado.

The Steadman Clinic athletic training fellowship program has athletic trainers from the last week of July, until July 31st of the following year. The athletic training fellowship consists of ten-week rotations that include responsibilities in the clinical and physical therapy setting, continuing education, conducting and publishing research, and athletic training outreach coverage for The Steadman Clinic outreach program.

Other Resources for Fellowship Funding:

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

NATA Research and Education Foundation

National Athletic Trainer’s Association

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