Andrew Winterstein, PhD

Andrew P. Winterstein has been involved in athletic training patient care and professional education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1986. He began his career as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and progress to the rank of Distinguished Clinical Professor. Andy grew up in Phoenix Arizona and holds degrees from the University of Arizon (BS 1984), University of Oregon (MS 1986), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD 1994).

Dr. Winterstein has published papers and abstracts in a variety of sports medicine journals and has made numerous professional presentations at state, regional, national and international conferences. He is the author of three textbooks including The Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success. Andy has received numerous teaching and career honors including Outstanding Educator Award from the WATA (2007), and GLATA (2008); a 2016 NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award’ and the 2017 Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award.

Andy’s professional activities have included service to the WATA as a member of the Board of Directors (Secretary, Treasurer, Membership and Public Relations) and participation on several committees. He has influenced athletic training practice and education through committee and task force service to the NATA and CAATE.

“Dr. W” is proudest of the hundreds of athletic training students and alumni who represent the UW-Madison program and the many student-athletes and patients he has been privileged to treat. He is forever grateful to his family, mentors, and colleagues for their love, guidance and support.

And resides in Madison with his wife Barb.

Inducted April 13th, 2018.