The Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association (ALATA) is the professional membership organization for all athletic training professionals and students in Alabama. It is one of seven state organizations in the Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) which is District IX of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). It is a not-for-profit organization dealing with the concerns of its members and the profession of athletic training as a whole. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 44,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession and to receive a broad array of membership benefits. By joining forces as a group, NATA members can accomplish more for the athletic training profession than they can individually. If you join NATA, you will also be a member of SEATA and ALATA.