MANKATO — Thanks to Gordy Graham, Minnesota State University’s athletic training program is one of the oldest and most well-respected programs of its kind in the United States.
His role in securing accreditation by expanding the program’s academic curriculum, starting with a minor in 1969, and later a major in the 1980s, was instrumental in combining science and health care into a field that was virtually nonexistent before. It also paved the way for the creation of MSU’s athletic training master’s degree program.
Minnesota Statute § 214.075 requires that all new applicants for licensure must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check (CBC).
Effective January 1, 2019, the fee for the required criminal background check will increase to 33.25. Applications received on or after this date must include the $33.25 CBC fee.
For more information visit: https://mn.gov/boards/medical-practice/
Fred Zamberletti, the Head Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Vikings from the team's inception in 1961 through 1998, and a charter member of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame died Sunday morning, September 2 at the age of 86. Below is the link to the Minneapolis StarTribune article on Fred Zamberletti's passing.
Dear MATA Members,
I hope this letter finds you well and having a great summer! As I begin my term as MATA president, I am encouraged by the great things happening within the profession and am so excited for the future of athletic training in the state of Minnesota.
On May 17, 2018 Governor Mark Dayton signed the athletic trainer licensing bill into state law. The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice will continue to be the agency that regulates the state's athletic trainers, but regulation will now be done at the licensing level as of July 1, 2018. All current registrants will automatically convert to licensing, provided they have completed their registration renewal by June 30, 2018 and will not incur any additional fees.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 4, 2018 - A Worthington native with decades of respected athletic training experience, Joel Krekelberg will receive the Fred Zamberletti Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He will be recognized at the 11th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on April 29 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 4, 2017 - The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation is pleased to announce Owatonna High School athletic trainer Terry “TC” Carlyle as the 2017 recipient of the Fred Zamberletti Award. Carlyle will be recognized at the 10 Year Anniversary of the Minnesota Football Honors on May 7.
The 2017 MATA Student Symposium was held on January 27th and 28th at Winona State University in Winona, MN . A tremendous amount of gratitude is owed to Dr. Brian Zeller, Ms. Nora Kraemer, Ms. Heather Buerman, Ms. Erin Arnas, and all the Winona AT students for planning and hosting the 2017 MATA Student Symposium. The student-centered athletic training education event began with a social activity at a local Winona bowling alley, offering each of the attending students from Bethel University, College of St. Scholastica, Gustavus Adolphus College, St.
The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is moving to real time registration effective December 15, 2016. The temporary permit/license/registration option has been discontinued for the following professions:
Students and preceptors from Minnesota State University-Mankato were out representing the athletic training profession at the Mankato Marathon on Sunday, October 16.