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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 17 school districts in northeastern and central Wisconsin.

Committed to Injury Prevention & Wellness

You’ll find ThedaCare LATs working on the sidelines of athletic events — and behind the scenes. As health care providers, we offer student-athletes a wide range of services, including:

  • Immediate injury care
  • Injury and illness evaluation
  • Coordination of care with providers
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Guidance for managing chronic injuries
  • Assistance keeping athletes in the game when appropriate or recommending relative rest when needed

Preventing Injuries Before They Happen

With proper training, athletes can reduce their injury risk. ThedaCare LATs are committed to injury prevention and overall wellness. They guide coaches and athletes 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 maximize 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 LATs. They also care for people who work in a variety of other settings, including industry, business, law enforcement, military, performing arts centers and hospitals. Many employers that 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.