UW- La Crosse Athletic Training Faculty and Staff:


Mark H. Gibson - MSEd, MS, ATC, LAT, PT
  
Director, Undergraduate Athletic Training Program

Mark is the Director of the CAATE-accredited undergraduate athletic training program, a position that he has held since 1993.  Mark served as Head Athletic Trainer at UW-La Crosse from 1985 to 1993.

Mark earned his bachelor's degree in Health Education / Athletic Training from Slippery Rock University in 1980. He then attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he earned his Master of Science degree in Education-Physical Education / Athletic Administration in 1981. Mark returned for further studies to the University of Indianapolis from 1991-1993 where he earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy.

Mark served the National Athletic Trainers' Associaton (NATA) as District IV Director on the NATA Board of Directors from 2007-2012.  He has held leadership positions in the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association (WATA) (1997-2002) and was the President of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA) (2004-2006).

Mark is originally from Avon, New York in western New York. Known as the Finger Lakes region, it is very similar to the rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin. He has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1980 and a licensed Physical Therapist since 1994.   He and his wife Barbara have three children, Kelli (Joe) Korneta, Kyle (Katie), and Katherine.

Mark H. Gibson, MSEd, MS, ATC, LAT PT
Director, Undergraduate Athletic Training Program
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
135 Mitchell Hall
La Crosse, WI. 54601
(608) 785-8190 Office
(608) 785-8172 Fax
E-Mail: mgibson@uwlax.edu

Scott T. Doberstein - MS, ATC, LAT
  
Senior Lecturer/Head Athletic Trainer

       

Scott joined the professional staff in August 1998 after graduating from UW-L in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education-Athletic Training and School Health Education. After student teaching Health at West Bend West High School, he received his Master of Science degree in Exercise Science at Eastern Illinois University in 1989. For the next nine years, Scott was the Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Professor at Millikin University in Decatur, IL.  In addition to his athletic and teaching duties, he was the strength coach and the drug education coordinator.  In 1998, he returned to his alma mater with his family (wife Caryl, daughters Kylie and Kami, and son,  Kellan).

His duties at UW-L include teaching courses in anatomy, injury evaluation, therapeutic modalities, as well as, supervising athletic training students and providing event coverage. His hobby is officiating college women's basketball - on his spare time.

Scott grew up in Germantown, WI and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1987.  He is a currently a member of the NATA, GLATA and WATA.

Scott T. Doberstein, MS, ATC, LAT
Senior Lecturer/Head Athletic Trainer
Room 144 Mitchell Hall
La Crosse, WI. 54601
(608) 785-8195 Office
(608) 785-6525 ATR
(608) 785-8674 Fax
E-Mail doberste.scot@uwlax.edu

Cordial Gillette - PhD, ATC, LAT
 
 Senior Lecturer/Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer
Gillette

Cordial joined the athletic training staff in 2003 as assistant athletic trainer.  Her responsibilities include athletic training services, coordinating student clinical experiences and teaching various classes, labs, and clinical courses.  Cordial is an alumni of UW-L (B.S.), received her master's from UW-Madison and completed her PhD at Capella University.  Before returning to her alma mater, Cordial was an Athletic Trainer and Associate Professor at Trinity International University, in Deerfield, Illinois.  She returned with her husband, Chuck (also a UW-L alum) and they now have a son, Noah, and two daughters, Lydia and Alida.  She enjoys doing crafts in her free time, including knitting, cross-stitch, and sewing to name a few.

Cordial M. Gillette, PhD , ATC, LAT
Senior Lecturer/Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer
148 Mitchell Hall
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-8196 Office
(608) 785-6525 ATR
(608) 785-8476 Fax
E-mail cgillette@uwlax.edu

 Kari Emineth - MS, ATC, LAT
 
Assistant AthKari Eminethletic Trainer/Associate Lecturer

Kari joined the athletic training staff at UWL in 2007, but has served as a clinical instructor with the Program since 2000.  Her responsibilities include athletic training duties with women's soccer, indoor track and field, and softball along with teaching various classes, labs, and clinicals. Kari is an alumni of UW-L (M.S.).

 

Kari Emineth, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer/Associate Lecturer
151 Mitchell Hall
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-6532 Office
(608) 785-6525 ATR
(608) 785-8476 Fax
E-mail kemineth@uwlax.edu

 

Christy Schultz - MS, ATC, LAT
 
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Christy joined the full time athletic training staff in the fall of 2012 but served as a Fellow AT the previous year.

Naoko Aminaka - PhD, ATC, LAT
 
Assistant Professor

Naoko Aminaka   Naoko joined the athletic training faculty in the fall of 2012. She was previously at the University of Toledo, where she taught in Department of Kinesiology for two years after completing her M.S. (2006) and PhD (2010) degrees at UT. She graduated from Central Michigan University with the B.S. in Athletic Training in December 2002, and worked in Riverside, CA and Akron, OH. Her research interests are chronic knee injuries including patellofemoral pain syndrome, and biomechanical alterations in those with chronic pathologies. Aside from long walks on a beach, Naoko enjoys many outdoor activities including running, hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping. 




 Fellow Athletic Trainers

Danielle DeSerano 

Sheena Cook-Fuglsang

Graduate Athletic Trainers 

Amanda Coilan

Elisabeth Garms

Sam Gries

Bryan Sorenson