2017 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium Registration Now Open

Posted on May 1, 2017 | Comments Off on 2017 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium Registration Now Open

Register Now for the 2017 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium

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

William Woods University
Fulton, Missouri
June 2-3

The 2017 Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium weekend will begin with a pre-conference session on movement impairment and corrective exercises. This EBP-CE event is on Friday at 10:00am and is in addition to the Annual Meeting with proceeds to benefit the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Political Action Committee.  General sessions begin on Friday at 1:00pm.  There will be an opportunity for CPR Renewal at 4PM (additional fee). ***Please note that these programs require a separate registration that can be found here***


Topics at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Symposium include:

  • Psychological perspectives of the injured athlete,
  • Articular cartilage injuries,
  • The use of supplements among physically active individuals,
  • Evaluation and management of osteoarthritis in the hand,
  • Lumbo-pelvic-hip injuries, multidisciplinary screenings,
  • Documentation and associated legal issues
  • Update from the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport


All MoATA award recipients will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 3.  More than 8 hours of CE available, with up to 3 hours EBP-CE


Registration Costs

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

2017 Annual Meeting Hotel Information:

Baymont Inn and Suites
2205 Cardinal Drive
Fulton, MO 65251

GROUP NAME: 2017 Symposium

$95/night for up to 2 people per room; $10/person additional


Register Here for the 2017 MoATA Annual Meeting & Symposium



Act Now to Support S. 808

Posted on May 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Act Now to Support S. 808

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808) has been re-introduced in the United States Senate. The house version of the bill, H.R. 302, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 9 of this year only three days after being reintroduced.


The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act clarifies medical liability rules for athletic trainers and medical professionals to ensure they are properly covered by their malpractice insurance while traveling with their athletic teams in another state.


Encourage your Senator to become a co-sponsor of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act. Pick up the phone, write an email or letter, or plan to attend the 2017 NATA Capitol Hill Day, which will take place May 16th in Washington D.C.


Athletic trainers are asked to contact their senators to ask for support. The NATA Federal Legislative Alert Center makes it simple to contact your senator. Click below for more information.

Calling All Secondary School ATs!!

Posted on March 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Calling All Secondary School ATs!!


Have you completed the survey?  All of the cool kids are doing it!

Please go to and complete the ATLAS survey for your school.  You can look for your school on the list to the right on this website, or simply complete the survey from a link on that page.  We need your help to correct the Missouri map.

Map your school or schools today! Let’s get this finished before the end of NATM!

NATA Professional Development Center

Posted on January 10, 2017 | Comments Off on NATA Professional Development Center

The National Athletic Trainers Association has upgraded the Professional Development Center (PDC) to a new learning management platform. The experience of taking courses in the new system will be easier and more intuitive as you move through viewing the course materials, taking the assessment and completing the evaluation.

The new platform makes is easier to search for courses and offers a more robust features than prior platforms. PDC Courses are available anytime, and learners can track all of their CEUs in one convenient location.

The new mobile-friendly system provides each user with a personalized dashboard that tracks purchased, in-progress, completed and recommended courses. For easy tracking as you prepare to submit CEUs to the Board of Certification (BOC), each user can track not only the CEUs earned in the center, but also any other CEUs they earn from live NATA events or other providers.

Remember, 2017 is a reporting year for the BOC. You will need to have completed 50 CEUs, with 10 coming from the Evidence Based Practice category. To access the Professional Development Center, you will need your NATA username and password, or create an account on the link below:

Professional Development Center

NPI Campaign

Posted on June 5, 2016 | Comments Off on NPI Campaign

MoATA is asking all members to verify their NPI number – that is the National Provider Identifier.  If you do not yet have your NPI, please click on the link below to obtain your number.  It does not matter where you work or if you bill for services. It does matter that you are counted among the athletic trainers practicing in the United States.

“NATA views having an NPI number like having a state license: it’s a professional requirement and adds credibility to both the individual and the profession,” says Cate Brennan, director of external affairs. “Once ATs get their NPI number, it will be theirs forever — no matter where they work. There’s no downside to having an NPI number.” Applying for an NPI number is quick, easy and free.

The NPI is a 10-position, intelligence-free numeric identifier (10-digit number). This means that the numbers do not carry other information about healthcare providers, such as the state in which they live or their medical specialty.


NPI Application


Application Instructions

Congratulations to District Award Winners

Posted on February 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Congratulations to District Award Winners

Please join us in honoring and congratulating the following award recipients recognized during the 2017 Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting in LaVista, NE.


2017 MAATA Hall of Fame Inductees
    Steve Barrett, St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, KS
Steven Knoche, Davenport Central High School, Davenport, IA

2017 MAATA Athletic Training Service Award
    Rusty McKune, Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE

2017 MAATA Athletic Training Educator of the Year Award
    Karla Bruntzel, St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO

2017 MAATA Dr. Dennis “Izzy” Isrow Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award
    Evan Craft, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, MO

2017 MAATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer
    Tryg Odney, Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD

2017 MAATA Young Professional Distinction Award
    Joe Whetstone, Kansas City, MO


The annual MAATA Awards recipients were honored during the MAATA Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday March 17th.



For more information on the MAATA Honors & Awards, click here.

March is National Athletic Training Month

Posted on February 27, 2017 | Comments Off on March is National Athletic Training Month

March 1st marks the beginning of National Athletic Training Month. #NATM2017 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 “Your Protection is Our Priority”

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

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact MoATA Public Relations Chair Joe Whetstone ( or NATA Public Relations Manager Ellen Satlof (



License the AT logo

A free resource for NATA members! Download the AT logo for use in your digital or print projects. Visit the AT logo license store.

MoATA Capitol Days

Posted on January 10, 2017 | Comments Off on MoATA Capitol Days

The Governmental Affairs Committee would like to invite you to participate in one of our 3 Capitol Visit Days in Jefferson City this upcoming legislative session.  These days give athletic trainers a chance to provide valuable information about the profession and our legislative concerns to members of the General Assembly. With newly elected legislators in office and the ongoing efforts to update our current practice act, this could be a pivotal time where your involvement could truly make a difference in our profession.
The Governmental Affairs Committee have set aside the following dates:

Tuesday January 24 (Certified Members and Athletic Training Students)
Wednesday February 15 (Certified Members and Athletic Training Students)
Tuesday March 14 (Certified Members)


The time commitment for these events at the Capitol are from 8:00 until noon, although individuals that can stay until 2 pm have a greater opportunity to meet personally with legislators. If you are interested in attending any of these events, please contact Josh Thompson at and we will provide you with more information.


If you do not know who your legislators are, you may use the following web site: Please use your home address when conducting this search and be aware that the legislator database may not be fully updated yet. We look forward to seeing you in Jefferson City in the coming months.

MAATA Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Posted on February 5, 2017 | Comments Off on MAATA Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Mid America Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting & Symposium. The conference is scheduled for March 16-18, 2017 and will be held on the in LaVista, NE. 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 2017 Presentations and Speaker Information.

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:

2017 MAATA Annual Meeting & Symposium

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


The Committee on Practice Advancement will be offering a student casting workshop during MAATA this year. The students will receive didactic as well as a hands-on casting lab for the upper extremity. Registration is limited to 40 students and will have a lab fee of $30 to cover the cost of supplies.

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

Posted on January 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is hosting its annual Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars throughout Missouri between January 26, 2017 and March 2, 2017.

January 26, 2017 – St. Louis, Missouri

February 2, 2017- Kansas City, Missouri

February 9, 2017 – Columbia, Missouri

February 23, 2017 – Springfield, Missouri

March 2, 2017 – Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Coaches, athletic directors, licensed athletic trainers, school nurses, school counselors, and community recreational league administration are encouraged to attend.

Sharing new information about concussions with athletic teams and school personnel will help reduce the risk of potential long-term cognitive, physical, perceptual and emotional effects that can occur.

Dr. David Dyck, D.O., FAOASM, is the keynote speaker. Topics for the program include:

-Concussion Research Updates
-Baseline Testing
-Concussion Management Strategies: Getting The Student Athlete Back in the Game
-Return to Learn
-Encouraging Youth to Report Possible Concussion Symptoms
-Developing Concussion Management Protocols

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Space is limited so be sure to register today!

Click here for a copy of the Sports Concussion flier.

Click here to Register:

Register Here