Athletic training services

What is an athletic trainer?

Athletic trainers are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide medical care of sports injuries and medical conditions through:

  • Injury prevention
  • Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
  • Immediate and emergency care
  • Treatment and rehabilitation

Athletic trainers are required to obtain a bachelor's degree from an accredited program, however over 70 percent hold a masters degree or higher. Additionally, athletic trainers are required to pass a national board exam, obtain a license to practice in the state of Wisconsin, and complete continuing medical education throughout their career.

Athletic trainers at Children's Wisconsin

The licensed athletic trainers at Children's work in clinic with the Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians, Orthopedic Sports Surgeons and Orthopedic Spine Surgeons in addition to providing sideline medical coverage for our community partners at local sporting events. The utilization of the athletic training staff in clinic, as well as on the sidelines, helps us stand apart in bridging the gap between real time injury management and access to physician services within the Children's system.

Athletic training services

The athletic training staff is available to provide:

  • Medical event coverage
  • Injury screenings
  • Concussion baseline testing
  • Referrals and access to our sports medicine specialists
  • Educational events and coaches clinics
  • Community partnerships

Who we work with

We partner with high schools and club sports organizations across Wisconsin.

High schools

Milwaukee Lutheran High School

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Waukesha West High School

Waukesha West High School

Waukesha North High School

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Waukesha South High School

Waukesha South High School

Wauwatosa East High School

Wauwatosa East High School

Clubs and organizations 

 North Shore United Soccer Club

North Shore United Soccer Club

Athletic training

To speak with a sports medicine expert or request an appointment, call:

(414) 604-7250

Licensed athletic trainers and nurses are available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can leave a message anytime, and your call will be answered as soon as possible.

Request a speaker from our orthopedics and sports medicine team.

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