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The Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA) is a professional organization for athletic trainers and other health care practitioners who support the advancement of the profession of athletic training within the state of Maryland. Founded in 1983, it is comprised of over 500 NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainers, physicians, concerned health care providers and students.
Our Objectives

• to encourage and support the
professional development of its members

• to provide a means for the exchange of ideas

• to work to ensure that all individuals within the state of Maryland have access to quality health care

• to provide a source of service, education and reference to its members and to the citizens of Maryland who seek the services of Athletic Trainers

We Are

• AMA recognized health care professionals

• Unique health care providers working under the supervision of a licensed physician to provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitative services to patients

• Educated in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical conditions resulting from injury and illness

• Qualified providers of rehabilitative medicine and preventative service


Latest News

Mark your calendars for May 15 and 16 for the annual MATA Business Meeting and Symposium. This year's program has a lot to offer. For more information and registration information click HERE or visit the symposium section of the site!

The MATA would like to welcome our newest sponsors RCM&D and The Advanced Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Center. RCM&D are joining us at the Silver Level and the Advanced Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Center are joining us at the Bronze Level. Please visit our sponsor page for links to the companies as well as our other sponsors!

An EBP CEU event has been posted on the calendar for April 7, 2015. Please visit the calendar for more details.

In an effort to encourage exchange of information among Maryland Athletic Trainers, the MATA will be continuing with our poster presentations this year at the state symposium which will be held on May 15th and 16th.

At this time, we are accepting submissions for poster presentation to be held on Saturday, May 16th. Authors may submit a clinical case report or an original research abstract. In order to be considered, please follow the NATA Research and Education Foundation’s formatting instructions located on the website listed below: http://www.natafoundation.org/free-communications/free-communications-call-for-abstracts/peer-reviewed-track-instructions 

Please send your abstract submission to Kelly Fiala by emailing it as a Microsoft Word attachment to kafiala@salisbury.edu. The deadline for submission is April 10, 2015. Abstracts will undergo peer review on an on-going basis and authors will receive notification of their abstract’s status no later than May 1, 2015.

Congratulations to the following Athletic Trainers on being honored at the National and District Level. John Bielawski will be inducted in to the MAATA District 3 Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Peter Kotz will be receiving the NATA Service Award as well as the MAATA District 3 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. Well done John and Peter!

The NATA released a statement on the SAFE PLAY Act of 2015. Please
click here to read all about this important initiative. More information about how you can support this act can be found HERE

Attention Athletic Trainers - have you signed up for your NPI Number? If you are unsure or if you need to take this important step to help our profession, please visit

Anyone wishing to post a Continuing Education Event to the MATA Calendar or have it sent to the members via the list serv should contact Brian Bradshaw, the chair of the Website and Electronic Communication Committee. He can be reached at

CLICK HERE for a document helping you navigate  the site. It outlines where to find any information you may be looking for.

If you are looking for the MATA List Serv Signup, it is located in the members section under discussion board. You are able to sign up for the list serv there. If you currently do not have access to the web site, please contact Brian Bradshaw (
bradshawATC@gmail.com) for access to the site and/or addition to the list serv.

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