Kinesiology: B.S. Athletic Training

Fast Facts


Education

  • Students begin their hands-on, clinical education, in the spring of freshman year.
  • The three-year average of students who pass the Board of Certification examination on the first attempt is 97%, compared to the national average of 77%.
  • Coursework is delivered by master’s and doctorally trained athletic trainers, as well as physicians, physical therapists, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and physician assistants.
  • The student to instructor ratio for athletic training core courses is less than 16:1.
  • Within one year of graduation, 90% of students have either been accepted to graduate school or employed in the athletic training field.
  • Students have the opportunity to observe surgical procedures, as well as additional contact sports such as football, wrestling, ice hockey, and lacrosse at area high schools and colleges.

Facilities

  • Student learning is enhanced with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The brand new 5800 sq ft athletic training room opened in January 2006, and includes a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer, Swim-Ex exercise pool, athletic training student study-area and locker room.

Research

  • Four doctorally prepared athletic trainers maintain active research agendas related to lower extremity injuries and biomechanics (Drs Earl and Cobb), injury rehabilitation (Dr Earl), and muscle physiology and function (Dr. Ebersole).
  • Students have the opportunity to engage in research projects and independently develop new research projects from proposal to presentation at local and regional professional meetings.

Diversity

  • Students interact with a diverse student population that encourages cultural growth and preparedness for providing athletic training services to a diverse patient population.
  • We currently have over 50 clinical affiliates in the greater Milwaukee area for additional clinical experiences and internships including ATI Physical Therapy, AthletiCo, Aurora Sports Medicine, Froedtert Sports Medicine, Blount Orthopaedics, QuadMed, and Wheaton Franciscan.
  • Clinical education opportunities with professional organizations such as the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Wave, Milwaukee Mustangs, and Milwaukee Ballet.

Community Outreach

  • The Society of Athletic Training Students (SATS) is an active student organization which volunteers in the community, and provides support for students to pursue educational and professional development, such as attending professional workshops and conferences.
  • Faculty and staff engage in high school career days and on-campus pre-college programming.