*If the Recreation and Leadership 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 Health System Athletic Training Staff

Joe La Mere

Joe La Mere, MS, LAT, PET
Lead Athletic Trainer at Gundersen Health System & Contact for sport clubs
Email: jelamere@gundersen.org
Phone: (608) 775-8600



Viterbo University Varsity Athletics Training Staff

Da'Keonna Herring

Da'Keonna Herring