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William Gear, Ph.D. LAT, ATC Program Director, Master of


Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multiskilled healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Athletic Trainers are not personal trainers. There is a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and types of patients each treat. Athletic Trainers must graduate from an accredited educational program, and a majority (70%) hold a master’s degree.

Athletic Training is healthcare that encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.





Athletic Trainers are in demand. The profession is projected to grow 21% from 2014-2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

+ Athletic Trainers can be found in almost any setting. While 37% work with sports in an academic setting, they are also found in the performing arts, the military, professional sports and in clinics and hospitals.

Out of 325 initial entrants, two projects submitted from UW-Green Bay were selected to advance as “first-round winners” in the Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition sponsored by Foxconn. Innovative ideas were to enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks, inspire creative city planning and promote sustainable energy solutions. Natural and Applied Sciences Assistant Prof. Maruf Hossain’s idea — an Integrated Wind Power Generator made it to the first round. Natural and Applied Sciences Assistant Prof. Riaz Ahmed’s project, “Smart traffic and street lights powered by smart flag,” was selected as a second-round winner. Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Sciences) was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) regarding the University’s new Water Science degree, a program that will address the need for more water scientists as water quality becomes a greater challenge. Assistant Prof. Mandeep Bakshi (Natural and Applied Sciences) received funding for his project “Regenerative Biodiesel Microemulsions for Cleaning Automobile Engines” from the WiSys Spark Grant Program. This technical project focuses on the applications of biodiesel in the auto industry. Assistant Prof. Maruf Hossain’s (Electrical Engineering Technology) paper entitled “Robust

estimation of voltage harmonics in a single-phase system,” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal IET Science, Measurement & Technology. Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe (Biology) was a featured speaker in the Maritime Speaker Series at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. His topic was “Great Lakes Fish” with reflections on the current state of the bay of Green Bay. Assistant Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz (Natural and Applied Sciences, Electrical Engineering Technology) has published a chapter, “Brownian Motion,” in the book Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks. Associate Prof. Ryan Currier (Natural and Applied Sciences) and Assistant Prof. Mark Norfleet (Natural and Applied Sciences) and recent graduate Zachary Ashauer ’17 (Environmental Science and Policy) have published the article, “Textural analyses of classical rapakivi granites: texture formation through coarsening, sizeselective replacement, and stirring” in the journal Precambrian Research. The interdisciplinary research blends geology with mathematics, and provides new insights into a type of granites that have been extensively studied for more than 100 years. Dean John Katers has been named as a new board member for The Farmory, a self-sustaining, year-round indoor agricultural center in Green Bay. Wis.

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