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UW Oshkosh Athletic Training Clinical Experiences

A student's clinical experiences comprise an important part of their tenure in the athletic training program.

Once students are admitted to the program, the clinical experience sequence requires 3 years/6 semesters of study. Students may have the opportunity to complete one experience in a summer if they wish to graduate in December. As their clinical experiences progress, students are given increasingly more responsibility as they acquire and perfect clinical skills. Students engaged in the clinical education component of the athletic training program are required to abide by the program's clinical expectations.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Prior to beginning their clinical experience, students must complete the following:
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Immunizations {HBV Vaccine or Declination, TB Test (within 1 year), MMR Immunity, Varicella Immunity, DPT, Tetanus (current within 10 years)}
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Training
  • Criminal Background Check

Students in the program will incur the following costs: clinical clothing, a fanny pack or shoulder pack for taping supplies, a TB test each year, background checks (possibly once a year), and gas costs to/from clinical sites. For more information on program requirements take a look at the handbook here.

Clinical Progression:

The clinical progression is designed to supplement didactic and laboratory study. Students are required to complete clinical proficiencies that represent the various domains of athletic training practice. These clinical education opportunities may occur at the following clinical sites:

Affiliated Sites

  • Advanced Physical Therapy & Sportsmedicine
  • Aurora Healthcare (Medical Center - Oshkosh, WI)
  • Ministry Health System (St. Elizabeth's Hospital - Appleton, WI, Ministry Orthopedics, Employer Solutions, & Mercy Medical Center)
  • ThedaCare, Inc (Regional Medical Centers - Neenah, WI & Appleton, WI)
  • UW Oshkosh Athletics
  • Lawrence University
  • LSC Communications
  • Secura Insurance
  • Green Bay Bullfrogs
  • Wisconsin TimberRattlers

High School Sites

  • Appleton East High School
  • Appleton West High School
  • Fox Valley Lutheran High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Hortonville High School
  • Kimberly High School
  • Little Chute High School 
  • Lourdes High School
  • Menasha High School
  • New London High School
  • Oshkosh North High School 
  • Oshkosh West High School 
  • Valley Christian High School
  • Winneconne High School
  • Xavier High School

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