Become an Athletic Trainer

Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries resulting from physical activity.  As part of the complete health care team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician, and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches, and parents.  Athletic Trainers may be found in a variety of settings such as:  high school, collegiate, professional athletics, rehabilitation or industrial clinics, and military instillation.

The UW-Green Bay Master of Athletic Training program is committed to graduating students that practice athletic training using an evidence-based approach while incorporating patient values in a variety of health care settings. Students are provided a learning environment that includes classroom, laboratory and clinical education, along with research, and professional growth opportunities that prepare them for The Board of Certification (BOC) examination and entry into the Athletic Training profession.

UW-Green Bay is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2020. Submission of the self­-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.

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UW-Green Bay's William Gear

Meet William Gear

William Gear is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Master of Athletic Training program at UW-Green Bay. Professor Gear has over 20-years of experience as an athletic trainer and educator. Dr. Gear’s research interests include examining the effect various lower extremity taping techniques have on balance and stability in injured and non-injured populations, and joint proprioception changes due to increasing muscular fatigue and how this relates to joint injury.

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