University of Wisconsin–Madison

Prospective Students of AT

The University of Wisconsin-Madison AT Program prides itself on having excellent program outcomes. See the program’s three year aggregate results on the Board of Certification examination.

The UW AT Professional Preparation Program has had a 100% pass rate for the past five years placing it in the upper echelon of all AT Professional Programs.

Program Highlights

  • Excellent placement of AT graduates into graduate assistantships, professional programs, and entry-level employment
  • Excellent success on the BOC Certification exam. First time pass rate well above the national average
  • A program build on a foundation of basic science and evidence-based practice
  • Clinical experience in an exciting Division I athletic setting
  • Clinical rotations in the secondary school setting
  • Experienced and dedicated faculty and staff
  • Multiples state of the art facilities for clinical learning opportunities

Incoming Students

If you are interested in attending the UW-Madison and want to learn more about the AT Program you are encouraged to take a campus tour,  meet with an AT Program representative, and if possible sit in on an AT class. Contact Dr. Winterstein to schedule a meeting and program visit. Students who are currently in high school and are not yet on the UW-Madison campus cannot participate in observation activities.

UW Students

If you are already a student at UW-Madison the best way to get an up close look at the AT Program is through structured observations. Students applying to the AT Program are required to complete structured observation experiences. The experiences are made available during enrollment in Kinesiology 127 (Introduction to Athletic Training) and Kinesiology 197 (Basic Techniques in Athletic Training). Information on how to sign up for observations is provided during these classes.

Transfer Students

The AT Program does not accept direct transfer into the Department of Kinesiology Athletic Training major. All students must fulfill the admissions requirements and apply to the Athletic Training Education Program major option. Interested transfer students should review the University admission information for transfer students and consult with adviors in the School of Education Academic Services office.

From the AT Program Director

Welcome to the Athletic Training Education Program web site!

The UW-Madison Athletic Training Education Program is an undergraduate entry-level professional program housed in the Dept. of Kinesiology. The Athletic Training Education Program seeks to be a leader in athletic training education by offering a program that provides a strong basic science foundation coupled with extensive didactic, laboratory, clinical and field experiences. The program uses a variety of student-centered learning opportunities to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills required to enter the allied health profession of athletic training.

The ATEP has an excellent first time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination, a great track record of student placement for graduate study and entry-level employment in a variety of work settings.

Students in the ATEP are taught by faculty and instructors dedicated to the providing students with knowledge on the cutting edge of current research and clinical practice. Dr. David Bell’s Wisconsin Injury and Sport Laboratory (WISL) is the heart of the ATEP research efforts on the UW-Madison campus. The program is blessed to provide clinical learning opportunities in state of the art clinical facilities through the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. ATEP students also obtain clinical experiences in the secondary school setting in area high schools.

Our program stands on the shoulders of many alumni and friends who promote the Wisconsin Idea and represent our program from coast to coast. Through their generosity and our partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Association we are able to offer a range of scholarships, support continuing education, and explore creative ways to engage learners.

Above all the most important component of the ATEP is our students. In my opinion we attract the best and the brightest collection of dedicated learners in the country.

Thank you for visiting our site and please contact us if you have any questions.

On Wisconsin!

Andrew P. Winterstein PhD, ATC
Clinical Professor
AT Program Director