Missouri

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who provide our community a safer approach to work, life, and sport.

Learn how athletic trainers in Missouri keep your state healthy, safe and thriving.

What's the Mission of The Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association?

The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association (MoATA) is the professional organization for athletic trainers in the state of Missouri. The MoATA directly serves its members by promoting the profession through communication, education, and advocacy. The MoATA indirectly serves the people of Missouri via its commitment to advancing the health care provided by athletic trainers.

Missouri Safety Statistics

1501certified athletic trainers in Missouri.
6athletic training educational programs in Missouri.
39schools with the Safe Sports School Award in Missouri.
641secondary schools in Missouri.

What is an Athletic Trainer?

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association defines athletic trainers (ATs) as highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals specifically trained in the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical conditions and emergent, acute and chronic injuries. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA)Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession. 

Where Are Athletic Trainers Employed?

Athletic trainers provide health care in many settings, from clinics and hospitals to performing arts and even aeronautics.

What's the Value of Employing an Athletic Trainer?

The value of an athletic trainers may differ in the eyes of the principal, school board member, athletic director, teacher, coach, parent, employer, legislator and student-athlete. At Your Own Risk has created handouts explaining the value that athletic trainers bring to many different organizations.

Six Ways You Can Get Involved in Missouri

Whether you are the parent of a student athlete or the administrator of a school district, you can do your part. Whether you are a legislator or an employer, you can make a difference. Here are some ways you can get involved in your community.

Contact the Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association

The Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association (MoATA) is the professional organization for athletic trainers in the state of Missouri. The MoATA directly serves its members by promoting the profession through communication, education, and advocacy.

Apply for the Safe Sports School Award

The Safe Sports School Award recognizes schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.

Contact Your Athletic Training Regulatory Board

NATA is actively engaging legislators and other health care coalitions and organizations in an effort to raise the profile of the athletic training profession. Through our education efforts to these groups, we promote the recognition of ATs.

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Hire an Athletic Trainer

Every athlete deserves an athletic trainer. Learn more about hiring an AT.

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