2021 MATS Annual Symposium Update

Due to the continued restrictions put in place by the Covid 19 pandemic, the 2021 MATS Annual Symposium has been cancelled. We are disappointed to have to cancel this year, but we value our members and want you all to remain safe and healthy.


In an effort to continue to provide the MATS membership with valuable educational opportunities this year, the PEC will be offering a series of virtual lectures beginning this Summer. The Virtual lecture series will be free to MATS members, and accessible to non-members for a nominal fee. Topics for these lectures will include pain management, cultural competence and implicit bias, and human trafficking.


More details on dates and registration for the virtual CEUs will be announced in the coming months.


Sincerely, MATS PEC



Congratulations to MATS 2020 Award Winners

MATS Hall of Fame: Michael Miller, PhD, EdD, ATC

Athletic Training Service Award: David Berry, PhD, MHA, ATC

Distinguished Athletic Trainer: Martha Munsell, ATC

Outstanding Young Professional: Andrew Stoll, ATC

Secondary School Athletic Trainer: Kelly Salter, ATC and Melissa Meiner, MA, ATC



​​GLATA Research Assistance Committee

The GLATA Research Assistance Committee has updated its grant application instructions. These instructions should be used starting with the September 2020 grant submission cycle. The full document can be found at the link below. Highlighted changes include:

  • 1-page specific aims

  • 4-pages of research plan

  • Updated language to accept the latest NIH biosketch

  • Single PDF submission

Professional grant applications ($6,000) are due September 15th.

Please see the complete instructions HERE.


MATS Webinar and COVID Resource Page

Please take a few minutes to review the MATS COVID Resource page  COVID-19 page.  It contains many great resources to assist ATs and others during their Return to Activity planning.  Also included is the recording of our recent Webinar that reviewed and discussed some of this material.  Feel free to share this info with colleagues and other stakeholders in your community to help with your discussions.  Don't forget to check back often as resources will be updated as needed. 


MATS Members - Please Read

There is an opportunity for Athletic Trainers to be certified as Contact Tracers in light of the COVID-19 response. This online course is free of charge, and I'm told that it takes approximately 5 hours to complete. There may be a nominal fee for the actual certification, but recently this has been covered as well.

As businesses begin to open up, there will be a demand for Contact Tracers. In addition to the possibility of supplemental income, this is another opportunity to broaden our skill set as medical professionals, and increase our visibility to the public.


CLICK HERE to go to the certification program.

Our team at MATS genuinely hopes that you are all doing well, and looks forward to the return of some type of normalcy.


Mark Stonerock AT, ATC

President-Elect, MATS

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