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News – Inside Look at Student ATs

3 Feb

La Crosse, WI – The student newspaper at UW-La Crosse did a feature recently on the competition and academic rigors of the Athletic Training major offered at the university.

35 applicants. 14 positions. One program. One university. One state. What do these numbers have in common? They are all related to the Athletic Training program at UW-La Crosse.

Athletic training (AT) is often misconstrued to be the same thing as personal training. These two are in no way the same. Personal training deals more with helping people do exercises and build muscle. AT deals with getting athletes rehabilitated and preventing injuries. Harnessing the focus on the athlete and what their body is going through is the essence of AT. Continue reading