Athletic Training

Phone: 715-346-2922
Email: Holly.Schmies@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/athletictraining

715-346-2922
Holly.Schmies@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/athletictraining

UW-Stevens Point Athletic Training graduates at work

  • Max Vermeern '15Athletic Trainer at Prevea Sports Medicine in Green Bay
  • Delaney Simon '13Athletic Trainer at Vernon Memorial HealthCare in Viroqua, Wis.
  • Melissa Wenig '09Head Athletic Trainer at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee

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Phone: 715-346-2922
Email: Holly.Schmies@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/athletictraining

Choose Athletic Training at UW-Stevens Point

At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you’ll be part of a comprehensive education program and benefit from a cutting-edge learning environment with small class sizes, active academic advising, engaged faculty, superb laboratory facilities and top-notch practicum experiences.

The athletic training program prepares you to prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses related to physical activity. It is our goal to provide you with a high-quality education that prepares you for the many demands put on a successful athletic trainer.

The UW-Stevens Point athletic training program is transitioning from a Bachelor of Science degree to a Master of Science degree. New students accepted after the fall 2015 semester will not be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in athletic training at UW-Stevens Point. Students who are interested in becoming athletic trainers will be advised into a pre-athletic training major and be eligible for the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Current students: The last application process for the B.S. in Athletic Training will take place in the spring 2016 semester. Applications are due to Holly Schmies, program director, by Feb 15, 2016.  For more information on this transition, contact Holly Schmies at 715-346-2922 or hschmies@uwsp.edu.

The UW-Stevens Point athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program was awarded continuing accreditation for 10 years in August 2011 and has a long history of successful graduation rates, Board of Certification examination results and employment rates.

Career opportunities in Athletic Training

Upon graduation, students commonly attain jobs at clinics and high schools, many in Wisconsin and some in states as far as New York or Arizona. Some students choose to further their education at an advanced level in athletic training or a related field. During your education, the athletic training faculty and staff will work with you to determine your career goals and help you attain them. See our alumni map!

Building your résumé

Clinical experiences start as soon as you are accepted into the athletic training program so you can begin to practice your skills as you learn them. Our teaching facility offers state-of-the art treatment and rehabilitation equipment, a cadaver laboratory and a classroom dedicated to athletic training. Your clinical experiences include rotation with area physicians as well as surgical observations to enhance your knowledge of illness and injury affecting the active population. You will also interact weekly with team physicians during on-site clinics at the UW-Stevens Point Sports Medicine Center.

Outside the classroom

​Students in the athletic training program are highly motivated and excited about their future. They are involved in the learning process, our Sports Medicine Club, service-learning projects in the community and our state and district professional organizations.

Student support services

The UW-Stevens Point athletic training program provides students with opportunities that utilize classroom and real-life experiences so students become valued athletic training professionals. Students are evaluated on skills and knowledge throughout each experience and receive feedback to encourage growth and improvement. To achieve certification in athletic training, students must graduate from a CAATE-accredited athletic training program and pass a national Board of Certification (BOC) examination.