Student Opportunities and Services

Start building your network

Connect with people and places who share your interests.

Clubs and organizations are a great way to get involved, work on your skills and make new friends.

Clubs and programs

Members of Athletic Training Students Association.
Student group
Join a professional organization for athletic training (AT) students. Aid the local community and meet your peers.
Physician assistant student practicing surgery techniques in lab.
Academic program
Are you an incoming freshman who excels in the classroom and wants to pursue hands-on health care? This program gives you a head-start on a career in athletic training, physical therapy and related fields.
Radiography student using equipment.
Student group
Have a head start on your career in the health services industry. Build your connections, find support and explore the field.
Public health student conducting testing in Plaster Student Union.
Student group
Get prepared for your future in public health. Meet current pros, receive training and gain experience.
Student Dietetic Association member standing in front of fruit and vegetable posters.
Student group
Promote the values of dietetics, nutrition and overall wellness.


Checking person's knee at trainer's table.
An annual summer event for high school students interested in athletic training. Work with certified trainers, tour campus and get to know current Bears.


Athletic training students meeting with state legislators in Jefferson City.

Students and faculty attend Capitol Days in Jefferson City. They meet and talk 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.

Professional dietetics organizations

These organization don’t have direct ties to Missouri State, but they’re still worth joining.

You can expand your contacts and learn more about your future profession.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Join the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

If you’re a dietetics major, it’s recommended you join AND by the fall semester of your junior year.

As an AND member, you receive:

  • The Journal of American Dietetics.
  • Liability insurance.
  • Reduced rates for products and meeting fees.

Missouri Academic of Nutrition and Dietetics (MOAND)

By joining AND, you’re automatically granted membership into the Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (MOAND). MOAND meets once a year.

The Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Southwest Region (SW-MOAND) holds four meetings a year. Registration fees are covered through your AND membership.

Students are welcome at MOAND and SW-MOAND events. Non-members will have a small fee to attend. Members may attend all events at no cost.

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