The NATA is the national professional association for athletic trainers. Membership in MoATA is included with membership in the NATA.
The MAATA is composed of seven states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri. The MAATA is also known as District 5 of the NATA.
The BOC is the credentialing organization for certified athletic trainers. The BOC produces the certification exam and determines the criteria for recertification. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are logged on this website.
The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts is a component of the Missouri Division of Professional Registration. Every athletic trainer practicing in the state of Missouri must be licensed by this board.
NPPES is the system, designed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, to provide health care practitioners with a National Provider Identifier (NPI). All certified athletic trainers are encouraged to have an NPI. (Questions about NPI?)
Research and Education
The NATA Foundation provides scholarship and research grants to athletic trainers in order to enhance and further the profession of athletic training.
The purpose of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is to develop, maintain, and promote appropriate minimum education standards of quality athletic training programs. CAATE accredits Professional, Post-Professional and Residency Programs in Athletic Training.
Evidence Based Practice Resources
- Athletic Training Practice Based Research
- Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
- Physiotherapy Evidence Database [PEDro]
- BOC EBP Continuing Education
The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association encourages you to contact your legislator to advocate for the profession. Please contact MoATA Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Josh Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) on ways for you to get involved.
Additional Resources for Athletic Trainers
- MSHSAA Concussion Return to Play Form
- Sport Concussion Assessment T00l – 5
- Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Child Version – 5 (For Children Ages 5-12 Years)