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?"
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For Immediate Release; Written By: Kristin Tivener
2013 Missouri Athletic Trainers Association Educator’s and Student Leadership Conference
2/5/13 - The Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MoATA) hosted its first-ever Education Conference on the campus of William Woods University in Fulton, MO on Saturday 2/2/13. Over 120 faculty and students from CAATE Accredited AT Programs across Missouri participated in the inaugural conference which consisted of lecture and hands-on seminars for students and educators. It also featured the MoATA Student Quiz Bowl competition with 7 programs participating.
The event was moderated by Karla Bruntzel PhD, ATC from Missouri Valley College who also serves as the Missouri Educators Program Chair. Saint Louis Universities’ Anthony Breitbach PhD, ATC kicked off the conference with a presentation outlining the direction of the profession including condensed material from the recent iLead Conference in Dallas, TX. Tona Hetzler EdD, ATC from Missouri State University followed leading an engaged discussion entitled “I’m Graduating – Now What.” The afternoon consisted of break-out sessions for both educators and students. The educators participated in small group discussions related to the future of AT education as well as an informational Skype meeting with CAATE President, Micki Cuppett EdD, ATC. The student sessions were organized largely by MoATA Student Leadership President, Stephanie Stwartzwelder, a Senior Athletic Training Student at Missouri State University. These sessions included interactive taping scenarios and presentations which required students from different programs to collaborate with each other.
The conference concluded with a Student Quiz Bowl competition, facilitated by Timothy Howell EdD, ATC from Saint Louis University. 7 programs participated in this challenging event and the first place finish went to Missouri State University, second place went to Missouri Valley College. Both teams will advance to the District V Quiz Bowl competition to be held in Tulsa next month.
The Missouri Educators Committee plans on making this an annual event for MoATA.
To learn more about this event or to serve on future planning committees, please contact Karla Bruntzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU's winning team!
Please follow the link to an interview last night with Randy Biggerstaff, ATC and Joann Spann, ATC from St. Louis MO about the youth sports safety summit. http://www.ksdk.com/news/education/article/361537/21/Student-athletes-need-better-sports-safety-
NATA President Jim Thorton visits Saint Louis University
Stefanie West, ATC - 2012 Glenn L. McElroy, MD Distinguished Service Award
Michelle Padgett, ATC - 2012 MoATA Athletic Trainer of the Year
Missouri State students won the District 5 Quiz Bowl and will represent Missouri and District 5 at the NATA Symposium in St. Louis.
Kitty Newsham, PhD, ATC and MoATA President-Elect will be awarded the NATA Service Award at the NATA Symposium
Pat Forbis, ATC on his induction into the District 5, MAATA Hall of Fame
DAY AT THE CAPITOL 2011 was a huge success!
Our Early Morning Group
Posters by Missouri Valley, Missouri State and Saint Louis University Athletic Training Students
The SLU Group Ice Cream Morning Check-in
Congratulations to the winners of our iLEAD contest!
Jennifer Asberry, Missouri Valley College and Amber Wilson, Missouri State University
iLEAD Student Leadership Seminar is held in conjunction with the NATA's Hit the Hill Campaign on February 25th and 26th, 2011. In 2009, over 150 student athletic trainers participated in the inaugural iLEAD seminar.
Congratulations to Saint Louis University's Athletic Training Education Program!
SLU is Missouri's newest CAATE accredited program and our only Entry-Level Master's Program. Check out their blog at http://sluatep.blogspot.com
See how some of our members celebrated National Athletic Training Month
Saint Louis University Student Athletic Trainers developed presentations at their clinical sites. Pictured from Left to Right: Laura Gosewisch and her T-shirt, Mollie Cole, Geanie Butts, and Meghan Gehrs at SLU, and Diane Schlesselmann's display at Webster Groves High School.
SLU Student Athletic Trainers also enjoyed a night out at the SLU Men's Basketball Game.
Missouri State University's Athletic Training Education Program recently hosted a program for area coaches and athletic trainers. "Assessing and Managing the Adolescent Athlete's Concussion," a three hour program drew around 60 participants.
William Woods University hosted their Third Annual High School Athletic Training Student Workshop. Twenty-two students from Missouri and Illinois attended the daylong event.
WWU athletic training student Sara Pinkston assists Jessica Muskopf of Columbia IL and Kimmy Micotto of Webster Groves High School.
Blair Haskamp of Moberly and Ethan Martin of South Callaway High School work to form an Aquaplast thumb splint.
The Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association (MOATA), is a member of The National Athletic Trainers' Association, District V.
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