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Rec Sports

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Sport Clubs 

Athletic Training 

*If the Recreational Sports Department determines that athletic training services are required, the sport club will need to secure and compensate certified athletic trainer(s) for their events. 

Sport clubs engage in a wide variety of activities including non-contact and contact related sports. Athletic training services may be required for some or all of a particular sport club's events and activities to ensure the safety of participants and provide for an immediate and appropriate response to personal injuries.

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are allied medical professionals, recognized by the American Medical Association, whose work focuses on the prevention, recognition, evaluation, emergency care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. It is the responsibility of an ATC to insure an athletes safe return to participation after an injury by facilitating comprehensive care.  

Viterbo University Department of Athletics has an established service relationship with the athletic trainers at Gundersen Health System. When needed, sport clubs shall obtain a contract to utilize the training services of Gundersen Health System. Each of Gundersen Health System's ATCs is Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin.

 
Gundersen Lutheran Athletic Training Staff

Joe La Mere

 Sheldon Wagner

Jessie Joseph

Joseph E. La Mere, MS, ATC, PES
Lead at Gundersen & Contact for securing ATC for sport clubs
Email: jelamere@gundluth.org

BS-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
MS-Illinois State University
Performance Enhancement Specialist
Certified Athletic Trainer since 1992
2004 Viterbo University Servant Leader Award Winner

Sheldon E. Wagner, MS, ATC, CSCS
BA-Gustavus Adolphus College
MS-University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Emergency Medical Technician
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Athletic Trainer since 1994
2004 Viterbo University Servant Leader Award Winner



Jessie Joseph, ATC

BS-University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Certified Athletic Trainer since 2009