Andrew P. Winterstein, PhD, ATC is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he currently serves as the program director of their CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training education program. He also maintains an affiliate appointment in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Winterstein has coordinated the athletic training education efforts since 1999 and has been at the University of Wisconsin since 1986. He provided clinical care as part of the athletic training staff in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics for 14 years before moving to direct the AT education program. A 1984 graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and Biology, Andy has had a variety of athletic training and educational experiences.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Andy was a graduate assistant at the University of Oregon in Eugene. At the University of Oregon, he earned a Master’s of Science in Applied Physiology and Athletic Training. In 1994, Andy received his Doctorate in Educational Administration with an emphasis in higher education and sports medicine-related issues from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Winterstein’s academic interests include studying emerging technologies and their use in teaching and learning, medical humanities and their application to athletic training education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). His papers and abstracts have appeared in the Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Therapy Today, and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. He has been privileged to make numerous professional presentations at the state, regional, and national level.
A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 1985, and certified member of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association, Dr. Winterstein is active in many aspects of athletic training. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training; is a reviewer and member of the editorial board for the Journal of Athletic Training Education and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care; and has served on several state, regional, and national committees. Dr. Winterstein has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Great Lakes Athletic Training Association Outstanding Educator Award, 2007 Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Outstanding Educator Award, and the 2006 UW-Madison School of Education Distinguished Service Award. He and his colleagues are three-time winners of the NATA Educational Multimedia Committee award for educational innovations and have been awarded the MERLOT Classics Award for exemplary on-line learning objects. In addition to this text, he is the author of Administrative Topics in Athletic Training: Concepts to Practice published by SLACK Incorporated.
In his spare time, Andy enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, reading, and writing. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Barb.