Since 1974, the NCATA has served to support athletic trainers, to promote and advance the profession of athletic training in North Carolina. The NCATA is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (District 3) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.     

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Tara Peterson, Clinical Education Coordinator at Western Carolina University for her inspiring work with athletic training students and the athletic training education department.


Dr. Lyman Smith, Raleigh Orthopaedic, for his 29 years of dedicated work as a team physician not only in the office but also on the sidelines helping thousands of athletes at the high school, college and professional level. 



Kannapolis Fire Department for their commitment to inter-professional learning by teaching a class to assist ATs in getting EMT certification and coordinating the training of 100 firefighters on how to better handle sporting injuries and AT interactions on the scene. Pictured below.