Student Seminar - Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS)

Student Seminar

The 2018 15th Annual MATS Student Seminar

Grand Valley State University.
Leadership Summit October 20 and Student Seminar October 21

We are working on getting registration opening. Please start raising funds for our philanthropy project. We have selected the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation. For more information please see the attached flyer. Orders can be placed at and will be picked up at the registration desk. If you have friends or family who want to place an order make sure they enter your name in the "players" name field so you can pick it up for them. Don't want a shirt that's ok too, you can donate an amount online as well. Shirt orders will close on Oct 15th but we will still accept donations up to 9 am on Oct 21st. Please help pass the word along.

Contact Eliza MacDonald at with any questions. 


Grand Valley State University
Sunday, October 21

     The 15th Annual MATS Student Seminar 2018 registration is CLOSED!!!  If you are registering the day of please bring exact change.  The event will be held at Grand Valley State University on Sunday, October 21st at 8:00 am - 8:30 am for check-in. This year Keynote speaker is Kevin Parker, MEd, AT, ATC and Dayle Woods "Are you Really Prepared?".   Break out sessions include topics on Advance Splinting, Transgender Athletes, Manual Therapy Techniques, Sexual Assault, Youth Concussion, Joint Mobilization and much more. MATS members fee is $10 to register and non-members are $20.

     This year's philanthropy efforts are towards the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation.  Any contributions are greatly appreciated.  Contributions of $15.00 will qualify for a MATS t-shirt but must be through by October 15th.  All contributions after October 15th should be brought to check-in and do not qualify for the t-shirt. We will do a raffle day of $1 for 1 ticket and $5 for 1 arm length.

     A new addition, this year, will be the opportunity for a resume/CV review along with NPI sign-up by the MATS Young Professional Committee.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity please email your resume/CV by Wednesday, October 17th. The MATS YPC will review resume/CV, make notes, and provide feedback during the seminar at their table (Loutit Lobby).

If you have any questions please contact, Eliza MacDonald at  

2017 MATS Bowl Winners 
represented by Lake Superior State University. 
Cheer them on as they represent Michigan in the 2018 GLATA Bowl at the GLATA Annual Winter Meeting.

From left to right, Taylor Shann, Jonathan McBain, and Austin Hawks.

2018 Leadership Summit
Saturday, October 20th
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grand Valley State University
10880 S. Campus Drive
Mackinac Hall Room 1117
Allendale MI, 49401
3:00 - 3:15 pm        Introductions and Hellos
3:15 - 4:15 pm        Keynote Speaker (Courtney Lewis)
4:15 - 4:45 pm        Dinner/Break (Panera Bread)
4:45 - 5:00 pm        Activity 1 (young professional speaker)
5:00 - 5:15 pm        Activity 2 (leadership scavenger hunt)
5:15 - 5:25 pm        Break
5:25 - 5:45 pm        Activity 3 (case study/personal development)
5:45 - 6:00 pm        Wrap up



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