Posted on January 7, 2020 | Leave a comment

The upcoming Capitol Day for ATs in Jefferson City is fast approaching! While the legislators are more flexible with appointments in the afternoon, we are aware that you may have work obligations that may necessitate your attendance in the morning. The MoATA Executive Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee will be available all day to attend key appointments with you and assist with the messaging.

  • Call your Senator & representative to schedule an appointment
  • E-mail your appointment times to so that we can track the attendees.
  • Stop by the MoATA Booth on the 3rd Floor Rotunda for handouts and leave-behind materials

Can’t attend next Tuesday? If you would like to attend a different day or schedule an appointment back home in your district, contact us at and we will assist you.

2019 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium Registration Now Open

Posted on May 8, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium Registration Now Open

Register Now for the 2019 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium

(Link to registration can be found on the bottom of this page or by clicking here)


Columbia College
Brouder Science Center
Bixby Lecture Hall
Columbia, MO
June 7-8


The 2019 Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium weekend will begin with general sessions starting on Friday at 1:00pm.  


Topics at the 2019 Annual Meeting & Symposium include:


  • CBD Oil
  • Blood Flow Restriction
  • Role of Nutrition in Injury Prevention and Recovery
  • Dry Needling
  • PRP and Stem Cells
  • Legal Issues and the Athletic Trainer
  • View 2019 MoATA Educational Program here


All MoATA award recipients will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 8.  8.0 hours of Category A.


Registration Costs:


MoATA Certified members     $30
Non-MoATA members           $60
MoATA Student members      $10
Non-MoATA Students            $25



Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Political Action Committee Fundraiser


This year, the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ PAC will be holding an auction to raise funds. The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ PAC works on behalf of Missouri Athletic Trainers to enhance health care for both Athletic Trainers, and those who receive care. Missouri Athletic Trainers’ PAC works to effect change by supporting candidates for public office whose views and intentions mesh with MoATA’s own goals.


Missouri Athletic Trainers’ PAC Auction


Members of MoATA, as well as the general public are able to access items on the auction.



2019 Annual Meeting Hotel Information:


Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
3100 Interstate 70 Drive SE
Columbia, MO 65201
P: 573-441-0090


Non-Smoking King Bed Deluxe Room $109.00
Non-Smoking 2 Queen Beds Deluxe $109.00
Non-Smoking 2 Room Suite 2 Queen Beds  $129.00


Reservations may be made by reserving online at, then enter Group Number 2369509.  Attendees may also call 1-800-325-0720 and refer to Group Number 2369509.



Register Here for the 2019 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium

MoATA Election Results

Posted on March 17, 2019 | Comments Off on MoATA Election Results



The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association recently held an election to fill the offices of Treasurer and Public Relations Chair to serve on the MoATA Executive Committee. Congratulations to candidates David Carr (Springfield, Missouri State University) and Christy Tapps (Maryville, Northwest Missouri State University). David has been elected to serve as the MoATA Treasurer, and Christy has been elected to serve as PR Chair. Both will assume this role in June at the MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium. The newly elected officials brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position.


The term for these positions is three years. Functions and responsibilities of the MoATA Secretary and Public Relations Chair are outlined in the Constitution and By-Laws.

MoATA Capitol Day A Success

Posted on March 17, 2019 | Comments Off on MoATA Capitol Day A Success


The MoATA Government Affairs Committee would like to thank those that attended the 2019 MoATA Capitol Day!


Many Athletic Trainers and Athletic Training Students from across the state traveled to Jefferson City to attend the annual event. Capitol Day gives athletic trainers an opportunity to provide valuable information about the profession and our legislative issues to members of the General Assembly.


(L-R) MoATA Secretary Jay Hoffman, MoATA President Karen Finnell, Evan Craft (Kansas City Chiefs), Missouri Governor Mike Parson, MoATA President Elect Rob Carmichael, Kali Powell (Culver-Stockton College), Dale Amick

MoATA Past President Kitty Newsham, Several Students from Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program


Although Capital Day was a one day event, members are encouraged to continue to contact their legislators to continue to advocate for athletic training related issues. Click here to learn more the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives.

Register Now Open for Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium

Posted on March 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Register Now Open for Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium

Registration is now open for the Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium. The conference is scheduled for March 28-30, 2019 and will be held on the in Tulsa, OK. Great speakers, exciting pre-conference sessions, and opportunities for networking and socializing are on the schedule. Click the following link to read about the MAATA 2019 Presentations Overview.

Register now as there is limited space for learning labs and pre-conference sessions. To learn more about the program offerings, lodging, and additional information, click here:


2019 MAATA Annual Meeting & Symposium Homepage

Please click the following link for registration to the Annual Meeting & Symposium:
MAATA Annual Meeting and Symposium Registration

MAATA is also seeking volunteers for the Annual Meeting.

Moderators and Room Reps Sign Up

Each education session requires a moderator, and either one or two room representatives. The first room rep will be responsible for the following: opening doors to allow attendees to enter the room, closing the doors at the start of the presentation, a room count to be performed ten minutes after start time as well as report back any room temperature issues, AV problems, or other issues with the room to the speaker ready room. The Moderator is responsible for meeting the speaker in the speaker ready room at least 15 minutes before the start time, pick up a script to be read, a speaker gift, and a bottle of water for the speaker.


Registration & Ticket Sales – Students Volunteer

Over 800+ attendees are expected to attend the MAATA Annual Meeting this year and it would not be possible without a significant number of volunteers to assist with Registration and Tickets for Lunch, Dinner & Social Activities. There are blocks of time as small as 60 minutes up to 90 minutes.

MoATA Honors & Awards Nominations being sought!

Posted on March 17, 2019 | Comments Off on MoATA Honors & Awards Nominations being sought!

Nominations are also being accepted for all MoATA awards including:


Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

The Missouri Sports Medicine Hall of Fame honors medical professionals who have made long standing contributions that have had a significant impact on the profession of athletic training and the health care provided by athletic trainers.  The leadership, dedication, and service of these individuals is recognized by athletic trainers across the state of Missouri.  The Hall of Fame is currently housed at the offices of the Columbia Orthopedic Group in Columbia, MO.


Glenn L. McElroy, MD Outstanding Service Award

The Glenn L. McElroy, MD Outstanding Service Award is a prestigious award given to an individual who played an exemplary role in the profession of athletic training. The recipient of this award has provided remarkable service to the profession of athletic training and to the patients they serve.


MoATA Outstanding Athletic Trainer of the Year

The MoATA Outstanding Athletic Trainer of the Year award is presented to a Missouri athletic trainer whose performance has exceeded the expectations of an athletic trainer.  This award is intended to recognize a single effort or a series of actions over the course of a year that benefited the membership of MoATA or deeply influenced the care we provide.


Additional information, previous award winners, and nomination forms can be found on the MoATA website. Nominations will be accepted through April 1, 2019.

March is National Athletic Training Month

Posted on March 1, 2019 | Comments Off on March is National Athletic Training Month

March 1st marks the beginning of National Athletic Training Month. #NATM2019 is held every March to increase awareness about all that athletic trainers do. The NATA provides NATM logos, press releases, sample media alerts and PR toolkits. In addition, the NATA sponsors several social media contests – Watch for your chance to participate and win!

All athletic trainers and athletic training students are encouraged to advocate for the profession. Our goal is to continue to reach those individuals and organizations that can help make a difference for athletic trainers when it comes to legislation, employment and public health.

At this time of heightened media focus on concussion and youth sports safety, this is a good time to remind reporters and others of the breadth and depth of athletic trainer expertise in caring for all kinds of injuries and all kinds of active people.

This year’s theme is “ATs Are Health Care”

Please see the NATA site for additional information and PR toolkits regarding NATM: