AT Resources

Professional Organizations

National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

The NATA is the national professional association for athletic trainers.  Membership in MoATA is included with membership in the NATA.

Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA)

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.

Professional/Credentialing Information

Board of Certification (BOC)

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.

Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts

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.

National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)

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

NATA Research & Education Foundation

The NATA Foundation provides scholarship and research grants to athletic trainers in order to enhance and further the profession of athletic training.

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

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

Government Affairs/Advocacy

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 (josh.thompson@westminster-mo.edu) on ways for you to get involved.

Additional Resources for Athletic Trainers