Student Opportunities and Services

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Student opportunities help you get involved, exercise your skills and cultivate friendships with others who share your interests.


Students and faculty attend Capitol Days in Jefferson City, MO communicating with legislators about the profession and our Practice Act.

Academic conferences, such as the MoATA Annual Student and Educator Leadership Conference, are attended by both students and faculty too. These conferences are a great way to meet local athletic trainers from various AT settings.

Athletic Training Students Association standing at a round table.

Athletic Training Students Association (ATSA)

The professional organization for AT program students promotes development by providing volunteer opportunities and outlets for networking with other athletic training students. Members participate in meaningful service to the Missouri State and Springfield communities.

Health Professions Scholars Program students having a discussion.

Health Professions Scholars Program

The objective of the Missouri State University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Health Profession Scholars (HPS) Program is to provide an opportunity for a select group of highly qualified incoming freshmen students to secure a guaranteed interview for one of five participating competitive-entry health care graduate programs on the Missouri State University campus. Therefore, the HPS Program is best suited for individuals who are confident that a career in Audiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, or the Physician Assistant profession is their goal.