This award has been created to honor a certified athletic trainer in the MAATA whose actions and activities have gone well beyond what is expected or required within the routine call of duty.
The purpose of this award is to recognize MAATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer at the district and state levels. Examples of contributions can be found in the areas of holding a district office, serving as chairperson or being an active member of committees, or any level of significant impact on the MAATA.
The Athletic Training Service Award recognizes MAATA members for their distinctive contributions to the athletic training profession at the local, state, and district levels.
This award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the professional development of ethnically diverse or female athletic trainers, or has significantly provided advancement of health care services to an ethnically diverse or female population. This award will focus on MAATA members who have made a significant impact within the MAATA District.
The award is given annually to an athletic training educator who exemplifies excellence in the field of athletic training education. The recipient will show excellence in promoting athletic training education by demonstrating significant contributions to the education of MAATA members, students in the classroom, clinical education of students, development of an educational program, or through academic presentations and published work that will enhance the field of athletic training.