MISSOURI ATHLETIC TRAINERS' ASSOCIATION
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Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
Source: www.nata.org, "What is an Athletic Trainer?"
Certification and Licensure
Certified Athletic Trainers planning to practice in Missouri:
You must be licensed through the Missouri Division of Professional Registration to practice as an athletic trainer in Missouri.
Apply for your license here-License Application
View the Practice Act for Athletic Trainers here-Missouri Division of Professional Registration
Have you applied for your National Provider Identification number? Learn how here.
Students planning to pursue a career in Athletic Training:
Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences.
To become certified athletic trainers, students must graduate with bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.
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Accredited Athletic Training Programs in Missouri
Randy Biggerstaff, MS
Missouri State University
Tona Palmer Hetzler, EdD
Missouri Valley College
Karla Bruntzel, PhD
Thomas Bertoncino, MS
Saint Louis University
Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC
Doisy College of Health Sciences
Allied Health Professions Building
3437 Caroline Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
Southeast Missouri State University
Craig Elder, PhD
Southwest Baptist University
Todd John, MA
Truman State University
Michelle Boyd, MS
University of Central Missouri
Brian Hughes, EdD
William Woods University
Anthony Lungstrum, MS
Accredited Programs in other states
The Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MOATA), is a member of The National Athletic Trainers' Association, District V.
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