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Athletic Training program resources

The academic program is 68 credits and requires 23 months to complete. The program begins in the summer and continues for 6 semesters.  The curriculum has strong components in athletic training and medical content, research, and clinical experiences. Students complete the program in a cohort with approximately 15 students per cohort based on quality of applicants and available positions.

Clinical Education occurring in the Athletic Training Center.

Student Outcomes

The ATP combines a strong classroom experience with valuable, supervised clinical educational opportunities. As such, the objectives of the ATP are:

  1. Assemble a thorough knowledge base beginning in the classroom setting;
  2. Provide students meaningful laboratory experiences to foster learning athletic training skills;
  3. Complete clinical experiences with a variety of activities  and patient populations;
  4. Prepare students for the Board of Certification examination;
  5. Develop professionals that abide by high professional and personal ethical standards, who value education and the importance of lifelong learning;
  6. Contribute in a positive manner to the continued development of the profession of Athletic Training.

By keeping these objectives in mind, the ATP seeks to prepare students for an ever-changing job world.

Course Sequence

Year 1


3 cr      ATS 700           Professional Practice and Athletic Training Healthcare
3 cr      ATS 701           Athletic Training Clinical Evaluation Techniques
4 cr      ATS 710           Emergency Care Principles in Healthcare 
3 cr      ATS 740           Research Methods and Statistics in AT
13 cr

Fall 1

3 cr      ATS 702           Functional Anatomy and Medical Physiology
5 cr      ATS 712           Diagnosis & Therapeutic Interventions I
4 cr      ATS 731           Athletic Training Clinical I
12 cr

Spring 1

3 cr      ATS 704           Applied Neuroscience in Athletic Training
5 cr      ATS 714           Diagnosis & Therapeutic Interventions II
4 cr      ATS 732           Athletic Training Clinical II
12 cr

Year 2

Summer 2

3 cr      ATS 716           Pathophysiology of General Medical Conditions
5 cr      ATS 720           Lifespan Wellness and Conditions
2 cr      ATS 722           Rehabilitation Psychology and Healthcare Sociology in Athletic Training
10 cr

Fall 2

3 cr             ATS 718           Healthcare Administration
4-10  cr      ATS 733           Athletic Training Clinical III
2 cr             ATS 750           Athletic Training Readings
9-15 cr

Spring 2

4-10 cr      ATS 734           Athletic Training Clinical IV
2 cr           ATS 750           Athletic Training Readings
6-12 cr

68 cr Total

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How do I find who my advisor is?

Log in to your WINGS account. Your "Program Advisor" is listed on the right side of your student center. Your advisor is typically a faculty member who teaches in the department and is well-versed in the coursework required for your specific major/concentration/career path. The primary adviser for all Athletic Training Graduate Students is the Director of the Program. The Director will assist you scheduling your course work for each semester.

Athletic training students will be responsible for completing a scholarly product of publishable quality during their graduate studies. Completion of the project will occur in conjunction with the research courses (ATS 740, 741, 742, 743, and 744). The scholarly products will be presented during the Spring semester of the second year.

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Clinical Experience Policy

The following guidelines delineate the role of an athletic training student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  As a student in the athletic training program, you are expected to conduct yourself in accordance with these guidelines during any and all clinical experience. 

Athletic Training Student Responsibilities include:

  • Athletic training students are enrolled in a clinical education course for which they will receive a grade primarily based on the completion of clinical proficiencies, attendance and participation in assigned clinical experiences and supplemental clinical experiences, clinical evaluations and other assigned coursework.  All clinical experiences are part of academic credit load. 
  • Students will communicate with their assigned preceptor at least one week prior to the start of the clinical experience.  
  • Students and preceptors will complete a clinical assignment agreement for each clinical experience.  
  • Students will represent the Athletic Training Program with professionalism and high personal ethical standards during all clinical experiences. 
  • Students will meet with the preceptor to review the student’s assessment at the midway point and end of the clinical experience. 
  • Students will evaluate the clinical site and the preceptor at the completion of all experiences. 
  • Students and Clinical Education Coordinator will meet after the completion of each clinical experience to review student’s clinical progress. 
  • Students will be expected to provide their own means of transportation to and from clinical experience sites as well arrange their own accommodations as necessary. 
  • Students must maintain current CPR/AED/First Aid (Minimum of CPR for the Professional Rescuer or BLS) certification throughout the duration of the program

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