Qualifications and Application Materials

The UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program prepares the athletic trainer to be a complete and versatile health care provider within the orthopedic clinic setting.


  • State of Wisconsin Athletic Training licensure or (application in process)
  • NATA-BOC certification
  • NPI Number
  • Two years’ experience as an athletic trainer is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • CPR/AED Certification 

Application Requirements and Selection Process

Application Requirements

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Intent (including decision to pursue residency program and future career goals)
  3. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation
    • Letters of recommendation may be submitted directly by the candidate OR sent directly to the Program Director, Maria Kostichka by email (mkostichka@uwhealth.org) or US mail (to: Maria Kostichka UW Health Sports Medicine, 621 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711).

Qualified candidates must submit a formal electronic employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadline: Midnight, Monday, February 28th, 2022.

Selection Process

Once complete applications are received:

  1. Select candidates will be contacted for a phone interview.
  2. Qualified candidates will then be selected for mandatory, on-site interviews.
  3. Candidates will be responsible for all travel costs to and from Madison, Wis.
  4. Once in Madison, all other accommodations (meals, hotel, transportation) will be provided by the UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program.
  5. Final decisions will be made by the end of April and all candidates will be contacted.

Residency Program Costs

  • State of Wisconsin License
  • Board of Certification (BOC) Maintenance Fees
  • OTC Exam Registration (reimbursed after successful completion of exam)
  • Housing
  • Travel from home to clinical sites
  • Parking at select clinical locations

Scholarships are not offered as part of the UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program