MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Clinic Sports Medicine will offer a summer program for high school students interested in learning more about the field of medicine through athletic training.
The student athletic training course will give instruction and hands-on experience in sports medicine and provide an understanding of injury management and protection techniques.
Students completing this course, who on their own supplement it with CPR and first aid courses, can assist licensed athletic trainers of high school sports teams during the school year.
“A student athletic trainer is under the direct supervision of a licensed athletic trainer,” said Jim Nesbit, Marshfield Clinic Sports Medicine manager. “This experience may give students the opportunity to earn a varsity letter and receive community service credit while gaining valuable hands-on experience needed to enter any field of medicine.”
The six-week student athletic training course is taught by Marshfield Clinic athletic trainers.
Course dates for 2015 are June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 22, and July 29.
All classes are from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays in conference room 5, East Wing, located on the Marshfield Clinic campus in Marshfield. Participants need to attend all six sessions.
The course is free, and registration is required. To register call Katie Luttropp at 715-221-8651 or Maddie Oleksy at 715-221-8653 or email sports.medicine@