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UW Health Athletic Training Residency

Program Director

Maria Kostichka

(608) 890-7502


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UW Health Sports Medicine

UW Health Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

The mission of the UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program is to prepare the athletic trainer to be a complete and versatile healthcare provider within the sports medicine and orthopedic clinic setting, with an emphasis on musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis.




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, as well as its orthopedic sub-specialty clinics. Our area of clinical focus is on musculoskeletal assessment and diagnosis.


Two athletic training residents will be accepted for the 2018-2019 UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program.


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


Each resident will be evaluated to show proficiency in a specific skill or concept throughout each area of focus. 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
  • Be able to perform a self-assessments, seek constructive feedback and utilize feedback to make changes within behaviors
  • Participate in athletic training residency program review and development

The UW Health Athletic Training Residency Program is funded in part by unrestricted gifts received from DJO Global.




Please see Qualifications and Application Materials section. 2018-2019 applications will be accepted until midnight, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.




UW Health Sports Medicine is currently seeking accreditation for its Athletic Training Residency program, and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) at this time. The institution has submitted a self-study to begin the accreditation process on August 1, 2017. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Learn more