MAATA HOF Member John Baxter Passes Away

MAATA HOF Member John “Doc” Baxter passed away on November 3rd, 2016. “Doc” was a fixture at Emporia Sate, serving as head athletic trainer from 1966-2012. In addition to being inducted into the MAATA Hall of Fame in 1998, he was also a Hall of Fame member of the ESU Athletics Hall of Honor, Emporia State … Read more

2017 MAATA Free Communications Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted from those who wish to present at 2017 District V (MAATA) meeting. Our goal is to provide Athletic Trainers and other Allied Health Care Professionals from all settings with an opportunity to disseminate information through an oral or written forum. Deadline for all abstract submissions is 5:00 PM (CST) on … Read more

2017 Research Grant Call for Proposals

The MAATA Research and Education Grants Committee would like to announce that the application period for the 2017 is now open. For more information on the grants, application process and any other information, please follow the link below: MAATA RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION Phillip Vardiman, PhD, LAT, ATC Research and Education Grants Comittee Chair

Fall 2016 YP Committee News

The D5 YPC will be taking applications to fill the State Representatives positions of Oklahoma and Missouri. The position of Communication Director will also be available. If you are interesting in applying please contact Blaise Kriley, D5 YPC Chair at for materials and information on the application process. Nominate a Young Professional for the … Read more

Young Professional Spotlight-September 2016

Emily Garcia CITY, STATE PRACTICING IN: Atchinson, KS PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Benedictine College JOB TITLE:  Assistant Athletic Trainer- Men’s and Women’s Basketball FAVORITE ASPECT OF JOB: Getting to know a student-athlete through the course of their college career, and then getting to share in their celebration with them when they reach one of their goals. MOST UNIQUE CASE … Read more

Recent BOD Meeting Minutes

Below are the most recent MAATA BOD and Business Meeting minutes: MAATA BOD Meeting Minutes March 17th, 2016 (Springfield, MO) MAATA BOD Meeting Minutes June 23rd, 2016 (Baltimore, MD) MAATA Business Meeting June 23rd, 2016 (Baltimore, MD)

NATA Award Eligibility

NATA award nominations are now open through September 15th. Below is a list of MAATA members who are eligible for awards. 30 years of membership is required for the NATA Hall of Fame, those members who are eligible are highlighted in blue. To see full details on all NATA awards and the nomination form, please … Read more

2016 MAATA Symposium Survey Update

Attention Attendees of the 2016 MAATA Symposium The 2016 MAATA Symposium Surveys have been distributed. If you did not receive your survey invitation please try these options 1) Look in junk/spam folders, 2) Contact your institution’s IT department for assistance in finding the invitation in quarantined email (this has worked for some) 3) Send an … Read more

Why an NPI?

The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit number that individually identifies all health care providers. Prior to 2004, the primary identifier for health care providers was either a state license number or a unique physician identification number (UPIN). Because different health care providers used various types of identifiers, Medicare required NPIs for all … Read more

District Treasurer Update-February 2016

From your Treasurer…Where Do Your Dues Go? Our members need to understand exactly where their dues go. Here is a breakdown of how your District 5 dues were allocated during the 2015 budget cycle. Category Total NATA Dues Amount that Goes to  District 5 Dues Certified Member $244 $60 Certified Student Member $114 $20 Non-Certified … Read more