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The percent of athletic training graduates who have found jobs in their fields during the past three years.
230,000
The square footage in the Health Enhancement Center available to physical education and athletic training students and Athletics.

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Associate Lecturer Beth Kinslow '02 likes to use theatrics in her athletic training course, including fake broken bones.

Develop comprehensive skills in physical education and athletic training at UW-Stevens Point

Preparing medical professionals in athletic training

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree prepares you to prevent, evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses related to physical activity. At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you'll be part of the first comprehensive athletic training major in the state and benefit from a cutting-edge learning environment in our Sports Medicine Center. You'll benefit from small class sizes, active academic advising, engaged faculty, superb laboratory facilities and top-notch practicum experiences.

Athletic trainers are employed in many capacities and industries including high school systems, colleges and universities, hospitals and clinics, industrial settings, professional sports programs, the military and performing arts organizations. The professional outlook for athletic trainers is very good with employment opportunities projected to grow 37 percent from 2008 to 2018. Athletic trainers are valuable because of their role in preventing injuries and reducing health care costs. 

Developing physical education teachers

The UW-Stevens Point physical education program will fully prepare you for K-12 Wisconsin certification to teach physical education. Each course is based on national objectives and standards to ensure the highest quality graduate. In addition, the physical education major is flexible, allowing you to add minors in health education, adventure education, strength and conditioning, coaching, and/or the 860 Adapted Physical Education Add-on to develop your professional credentials and enhance your marketability.

Prior to student teaching, you’ll have teaching opportunities in elementary, secondary and adapted physical education under the supervision of your professor. These real-life teaching experiences form the heart of our teaching philosophy and your professional preparation. 

Highlights

Strengthening programs in the College of Professional Studies means changes for School of Physical Education and Athletic Training

Innovative athletic training course collaborates with SPASH

Prof. Rory Suomi presented a Power 10 Award by the Association of Aquatic Professionals