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Mark Gibson standing at his favorite spot on campus: in the stadium.

Posted 3:46 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Mark Gibson

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Began at UWL: 1985; retired spring 2021

Favorite class to teach:

I taught 27 different courses in the athletic training program, and the departments of Exercise and Sport Science, and Health Professions. My favorite were my rehabilitation courses and administration courses in athletic training. I was always the most comfortable teaching in the clinic, so I also enjoyed teaching non-athletic trainers about the profession in my care and prevention course.

Favorite class in college:

My two athletic training courses (the full extent of an approved curriculum at the time) and all the required clinical and fieldwork experiences.

Favorite spot at UWL:

The west side of Roger Harring Field at Veteran's Memorial Stadium has the best views of the bluffs in both fall (football) and spring (track & field).

Plans for retirement:

My wife, Barbara, ’78 and emeriti gymnastics coach 1985-'16, and I plan to hike Wisconsin and Minnesota state parks, along with travel the country.

Favorite place to visit:

Any international destination. We have been to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt, DE, and others. Each is considered a favorite place, so we, hopefully, will be adding to our list!

What else:

UWL was a great place to grow a career. I am blessed to have had great colleagues and many opportunities to serve my profession because of La Crosse.

Mark Gibson discusses a procedure on a student during an athletic training class. Gibson retired this spring after 36 years of teaching, professionalism, leadership and service with the Athletic Training Program.

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