MATAMaryland Athletic TrainersMaryland Athletic Trainers Association

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

Dr. William Howard

Members - it is with great sadness we share the passing of Dr. William Howard a beloved friend and colleague of the Maryland Athletic Trainers Association. Details on the funeral arrangements can be found in the article below.  Please keep his family and all those he has influenced during his long career in your thoughts. He will be deeply missed.


Members – please check your emails for an email from the membership committee regarding the updating of our membership database. If you did not receive the email or are unsure, you can fill it out online.

The application period for District Three's Safe Sports School grant opened on Monday, January 18th. Grants are available for 40 secondary schools offering funding to assist with the cost of applying for the NATA Safe Sports School Award.  Please visit the MAATA web site for more details


Members – we are now posting the monthly MATA E-Blasts here on the site. You view them in the archive by clicking HERE


The CEU Calendar has been updated with dates for CEU events in 2016, including an event at Johns Hopkins Hospital that will offer EBP CEU's!


The NATA has opened up the submission process for the National Distinction Award.  The award has never been given to a member in District 3 and we have many worthy candidates!  The information regarding the award is included below. 

The National Distinction Award is the Young Professionals’ Committee highest honor, recognizing one young professional athletic trainer each year that has made an immediate and definitive impact on the athletic training profession at the national, district, and/or state level. If you know a young professional (35 years old or younger at time of nomination) that embodies the ideas, goals, and mission of NATA and the Young Professionals’ Committee by demonstrating the highest level of service, professionalism, and competence, please nominate them by November 1st. For specific award eligibility and criteria, visit the National Distinction Award website

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


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

If you currently do not have access to the web site or the members list serv, please contact Brian Bradshaw ( for access to the site and/or addition to the list serv.

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