UW-Madison Athletic Training Program - ABOUT

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Athletic Training Education Program
School of Education
2000 Observatory Dr., Room 1037
MadisonWI  53706-1121

Tel: 608/265-2503
Fax: 608/262-1656

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The UW-Madison. Athletic Training Professional Preparation program offers a Bachelors of Science degree that features a strong mix of basic sciences, kinesiology courses, and athletic training subject matter. The program features clinical experiences in intercollegiate and secondary school settings.

The AT Program has a rich history of excellent career placement and BOC certification success.The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and received a favorable continuing accreditation review in July 2006. The program is scheduled for another self-study and on-site review in 2015-2016.

Students interested in the Athletic Training Program at the UW-Madison should view the program information provided on this site and in the current undergraduate catalog.

If you have questions please contact Andrew P. Winterstein PhD, ATC.  

Please take a minute to view our AT Program Video


Dr. David Bell awarded research grant to improve rehabilitation after knee surgery

david bell in officeThanks to a recent award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation, UW-Madison’s David Bell will be examining ways to improve these rehabilitation outcomes. Bell is the recipient of a 2015-16 New Investigator Grant, which he will use to further his research on knee injuries and improving rehabilitation following injury.

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2015 UW School of Education External Relations

Statement on Professional Degree in Athletic Training

In May of 2015 the AT Strategic Alliance recently released an official statement recommending elevation of the professional degree for athletic training to the master’s level. Current programs who plan to continue preparing AT professionals will no longer be able to enroll students in bachelor degree AT programs after the fall term of 2022. The AT Program at UW-Madison is in the planning stages of the degree transition and campus proposal process. Our goal is to keep all constituents informed as we develop an appropriate plan to address this historic change for AT. Any future transition plan will be designed to meet the needs of both future and current UW-Madison students. The program is dedicated to maintaining our tradition of excellence and preserving our outstanding program outcomes as we prepare the next generation of AT health care professionals.

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