UW Health Athletic Training Residency


The UW Health Sports Medicine program offers a 12-month athletic training residency that is designed to provide the athletic trainer with a breadth of experience in the sports medicine clinical setting. Our clinical area of focus is orthopedics.

Two athletic training residents will be accepted annually for the UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program.

Each athletic training resident will be provided with rotation-specific competencies and objectives he/she will be required to meet throughout the course of the residency experience.

Clinical rotations/Area of focus

  • Primary care sports medicine
  • Orthopedic knee and shoulder
  • Hip preservation
  • Total joint replacement
  • Orthopedic foot and ankle
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Elective

In addition to the clinical rotations, the athletic training residents will be active participants in learning. Each athletic training resident is expected to:

  • Participate in intra-departmental educational programming by delivering two educational presentations throughout the residency program
  • Observe readings of various imaging (x-rays, MRI, CT) and administration of US/Fluoro-guided procedures in Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Observe and scrub-in with orthopedic surgeons in the outpatient operating room
  • Attend pre-, mid- and final rotation meetings with assigned focus area preceptors
  • Perform a self-assessment, seek constructive feedback and utilize feedback to modify the behavior
  • Participate in athletic training residency program review and development


CAATE Accredited Program

The UW Health Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency Program has been granted initial program accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program’s next comprehensive review, including a self-study and on-site review, is scheduled to occur during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Policy and procedure manual

Policy and procedure manual (pdf)

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Program Director
Maria Kostichka
(608) 890-7502

UW Health Sports Medicine

UW Health Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine