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Licensed Athletic Trainers

While you cheer them on, our licensed athletic trainers keep athletes safe on and off the field.

Athletic Training Event Coverage

Keeping Athletes Safe and In The Game

To keep athletes safe and healthy, ThedaCare provides licensed athletic trainers (LATs). School officials trust our LATs to cover, protect and care for nearly 13,000 students across 16 school districts in northeastern and central Wisconsin.

Committed to Injury Prevention & Wellness

You’ll find ThedaCare licensed athletic trainers working on the sidelines of athletic events—and behind the scenes, too. As health care providers, we offer your student athletes a wide range of services. Our licensed athletic trainers:

  • Provide immediate care for injuries
  • Evaluate injuries and illness
  • Coordinate care with providers
  • Provide rehabilitation services
  • Offer valuable guidance for managing chronic injuries
  • Help keep athletes in the game when appropriate, or recommend relative rest when needed.

Preventing Injuries Before They Happen

With proper training, athletes can reduce their risk for injury. ThedaCare licensed athletic trainers are committed to injury prevention and overall wellness. LATs offer coaches and athletes guidance on important issues, including:

  • Injury prevention
  • Dehydration and fluid replacement
  • Safe practice during heat and humidity
  • Concussion prevention and care
  • COVID-19 return to play guidelines
  • Mental health and overall wellness
  • Nutrition counseling for optimal health and performance
  • Smart conditioning to minimize injuries and improve performance

Licensed & Educated To Keep Athletes Safe

Licensed athletic trainers practice under the direction of a physician. They are not personal trainers. To be credited, our LATs must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in athletic training (many have master’s degrees)
  • Pass a comprehensive certification exam
  • Be licensed by the state of Wisconsin
  • Complete CPR/AED/First Aid training
  • Meet certification requirements established by the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Board of Certification through continuing education

LATs Care For Businesses, Law Enforcement & More

You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from the services of our licensed athletic trainers. Sure, LATs care for student and professional athletes. But they also care for people who work in a variety of other settings—industry, business, law enforcement, military, performing arts centers and hospitals. Many employers who offer LATs see a positive return on their investment in the form of:

  • Fewer injuries
  • Shorter rehab time
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Reduced healthcare costs

License athletic trainers keep you well—in the world of sports and the game of life.