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Dr. Robert Stow, Ph.D.

Robert Stow
  • Director
  • Associate Professor
  • Kinesiology

Dr. Robert Stow has served as the Director of Athletic Training Program (ATP) at UW – Eau Claire since 2006 and is a member of the faculty for the Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Stow teaches a variety of classes within the ATEP, involving evaluation/assessment techniques, soft tissue manipulation, therapeutic modalities, anatomy, and applied nutrition. His current research interests have been influenced by the use of technology in the educational setting, with an interest in how technology could be used to assist the transfer of learning. Dr. Stow also has a strong research interest in the use of manual therapy as part of the rehabilitation process and Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI). He is active with the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association as a member of the research and outcomes committee. Dr. Stow also has various certification and licensures as an Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Graston Technique, Titleist Performance Specialists, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment.

Bob and his wife Debbie have four daughters, Makayla, Abigail, Naomi, and Ava and reside in Eau Claire, WI.

Teaching Interests
  • Athletic Training
  • Manual Therapy
  • Functional Assessment

Director, Athletic Training Program

  • Coordinate administrative and managerial duties of the athletic training educational program
  • Establish clinical education sites, clinical rotations, and develop preceptor educational programs
  • Develop recruiting and marketing material to promote and advertise the athletic training program
  • Review and develop the didactic and clinical curriculum
  • Coordinate and chair the self-study and accreditation reviews of the program

 Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology

  • Instruct in the athletic training education program and department courses
  • Serve as the academic adviser for the athletic training education program
  • Contribute to various committees within the department of Kinesiology and the campus community
Research and Creative Activities
  • Manual Therapy
  • Educational / Digital Technology
  • Orthopedic Injuries / Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Training
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, 2003 Bowling Green State University, Emphasis: Digital Technology
  • M.S. Kinesiology, 1995 Indiana University - Bloomington, Emphasis: Athletic Training
  • B.S. Applied Biology, 1994 Ferris State University 
  • Board of Certification (BOC)
  • State Licensed Athletic Trainer –Wisconsin
  • Graston Technique, Certified Clinician
  • Clinical Instructor Educator (CIE) - NATA
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) - CSCS
  • Reflexive Performance Reset Certified
  • Applied Functional Science
  • American Red Cross –Instructor Trainer, Instructor (Community First Aid and Safety, Professional Rescuer, Sports Safety, HIV/AIDS Education)
  • American Red Cross –BLS, First Aid, and AED
  • Athletic Training Emergency Care (ATEC) 
Honors and Recognitions
  • Excellence in Mentoring in Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Award, UWEC
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association, Outstanding Educator Award
  • Technology in Education Fellow, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Professional Memberships
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • U.S. Olympic Committee - Sports Medicine Society
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association