​Ortho Casting and Splinting Skills for Athletic Trainers Class


Ortho Casting and Splinting for Athletic Trainers Brochure
Two Options

Option 1 - 3 Credit Class​ - Credit includes required attendance at the Two-Day workshop PLUS additional coursework.  Credit Course runs May 27 - June 14

Option 2 - Non-Credit Two-Day Workshop
Non-Credit Workshop Fee $550
(includes $175 cost associated with the certification exam by ASOP Orthopedic Extender Program)

Workshop Dates:
Friday & Saturday
June 13 & 14, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Health Enhancement Center (HEC)
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Both registration types include lunch, as well as refreshments at 8 a.m. on Day 1. 

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2014 ​

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​About the Workshop

The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP) has formulated the “Orthopedic Physician Extender (OPE) curriculum for Athletic Training Programs (ATEPs). The ASOP-OPE course is a comprehensive educational program offering participant a comprehensive understanding of orthopedic anatomy and an awareness of appropriate uses of pre-fabricated braces and select casting techniques. 

The Orthopedic Brace Technologist (known as “OBT” hereafter) is a medically trained individual who functions, pursuant to and under the direction/orders of the licensed physician (i.e., orthopedic surgeon) and/or in collaboration with other M.D./D.O. specialties within the healthcare profession. The OBT provides care to patients/clients with orthopedic problems through the application, adjustment and removal of pre-fabricated orthopedic orthoses and other durable medical equipment. Such problems/conditions may be associated with the upper and lower extremities and spinal anatomy. 

This program consists of a 16-hour residential session covering the hands-on and lab components as it relates primarily to spinal and extremity bracing, custom and prefabricated knee bracing, and principles of orthopedic casting.

Workshop runs June 13 & 14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Health Enhancement Center (HEC)

EDUC 397/597 Section 79​, 3 credits OR workshop only
Credit course runs May 27 - June 14  (attendance at the workshop is required)

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​Undergraduate 3 credit:
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​Graduate 3 credit:
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Note:  For the credit option, there is a $175 special fee for this course.  The special fee covers the costs associated with the certification exam by ASOP Orthopedic Extender Program.

Wisconsin Resident Estimated Tuition (subject to change)​

​How to Register

Register for either the two-day workshop OR credit. Attendance at the workshop is required for the credit course.

Registration for Workshop: Register Online!
Contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach at 715-346-3838 with workshop registration questions.

Registration for Credit:

1. Complete the registration form
2. Submit the registration form with a $100 deposit for the summer term made payable to UWSP
3. Send completed registration form and deposit to: 

Cathy Scheder
Outreach Program Manager
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Continuing Education
College of Professional Studies, Rm 100
Stevens Point, WI  54481 

​About the Instructors

Beth Kinslow

Beth Kinslow, MS LAT

Kinslow is in her fifth year at UW-Stevens Point and will serve as an Athletic Trainer for the 2013-14 academic year. 

A 2002 graduate of UWSP, Kinslow holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training along with a master’s in exercise & sport psychology from Oregon State. 
Kinslow is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association and the Great Lakes Athletic Association. 
A native of Fall River, Wis., Kinslow resides in Plover with her husband, Mark and sons, Carter, 2, and Lincoln, born in January 2013. 


Danelle Smith

Danelle Smith, MA LAT

Danelle Smith is in her second year as the clinical coordinator for athletic training at UW-Stevens Point.   

Prior to UW-Stevens Point, Smith spent 10 years at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. She spent last year as BVU’s athletic training education program director, instructing in the athletic training education program and the exercise science department. 

Before accepting that position, Smith spent nine seasons as a clinical education coordinator, assistant athletic trainer and assistant professor at Buena Vista where she taught several classes as well as oversaw the athletic training needs of the volleyball, women’s basketball and men’s tennis teams. ​

Smith also spent time as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Evansville in Indiana from 1999-2002 and at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., from 1997-99 where she also served as the head volleyball coach. 

Smith holds a master’s degree in athletic training from Western Michigan University and received her bachelor’s degree in physical education from UW-Oshkosh.


Recommended Texts:​​​

Functional Fracture Bracing
Sarmiento, A. and Latta Fritz, A.
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia. (2002).​​


For questions about the workshop registration or schedule please contact:
Wayne Sorenson
UWSP Continuing Education                                       
For questions about earning UW-Stevens Point credit please contact:
Cathy Scheder
College of Professional Studies Continuing Education