MAATA News-Oklahoma Update

The Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Student Leadership Committee is hosting their Annual Athletic Training Day on February 24th, 2017 on the campus of the University of Tulsa. This event is geared to all individuals that are interested in the athletic training profession. Attendees will be high school and college students along with their parents or … 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

Annual Meeting Fall 2015 Update

The 2016 MAATA Annual Meeting will be held March 17-19 at the University Plaza in Springfield, Missouri. 333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806. Information will follow late fall/early winter on hotel registration procedures as a MAATA attendee. The Education Committee has worked hard these past few months in securing several speakers to … Read more

KATS Fall 2015 Update

Phillip Vardiman, PhD, ATC from Manhattan, Kansas was selected as an Athletic Trainer for the 2015 USA Track and Field World Championship team. Dr. Vardiman, is the program director for the Athletic Training Program at Kansas State University and is joined in the picture with the other members of the Sports Medicine Staff. Tonganoxie High … Read more

NSATA Fall 2015 Update

The Nebraska State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NSATA) held their summer conference in Columbus, NE in June. It was a great turn out as this was also a Hall of Fame Year for the state association. We are happy to welcome Rob Marshall, Michael “Mac” McCuistion, Russell “Rusty” McKune, and James “Jim” Johnston (posthumously) into the … Read more

Young Professional’s Committee Fall 2015 Update

The D5 YPC is taking applications to fill State Representative positions for North Dakota, Kansas and Iowa.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Amanda Brown, D5 YPC Chair at for materials and information on application process. We are also taking nominations for our Distinction Award that will be awarded in March as … Read more

MAATA District President Update Fall 2015

Dear Membership, I hope this finds everyone off to a great fall season! This time of year is a little slower for MAATA. The Board is in the final process of finalizing the Policy & Procedure document (Changeable Document). This will bring to a close a lengthy process to update all of the MAATA governing … Read more

OATA Fall 2015 Update

The Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association recently inductee two members to our 2015 Hall of Fame Class. Many thanks are given to Sydney Ringer of Oklahoma Christian University and to Scott Anderson of the University of Oklahoma for all of their hard-work and dedication to athletic training in the state of Oklahoma. Sydney Ringer is the … Read more