Program Description

The University of Wisconsin Hospital Sports Medicine Center offers an eight-week athletic training internship program that provides the candidate with comprehensive experiences in the sports medicine clinic, sports rehabilitation, and preventative injury programming opportunities through local outreach athletic programs.


There will be one eight-week session. Only one candidate will be selected per session.


The candidate will be expected to readily participate in direct patient care and utilize evaluative tools and critical thinking measures to ensure experiential exposure to the sports medicine clinic. The experiences provided through the UW Sports Medicine Athletic Training Student Clinical Internship are not designed to be shadowing opportunities.

As a student in this clinical internship, you will be expected to utilize critical thinking skills, evaluative tools and a hands-on approach to patient care. You will be given opportunities to hone your skills, to develop educational programs for patients and to maintain professional working relationships with other health care professionals.


Clinical rotations are scheduled five days per week and vary based on clinic schedules. There are opportunities in the evenings or on weekends to work with local semi-professional teams under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer.