University of Dubuque


Medical Services - Athletic Training

The Athletic Trainers at University of Dubuque are here to provide student-athletes with an opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics in the safest and healthiest manner possible. Our goals are to help prevent athletic injuries from occurring and, recognizing that some injuries are inevitable, render first aid, provide follow-up treatment, and rehabilitation.

The staff is also here to educate and inform the student-athlete as well as their parent on the particular injury or illness.

We are also here to return the student-athlete to participation as soon as it is medically safe.

Certified Athletic Trainers
University of Dubuque Certified Athletic Trainers are Certified by the National Accrediting Organization of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATABOC) as well as licensed by the State of Iowa. 

Student Athletic Trainers
The University of Dubuque is fortunate to have a wonderful working relationship with the Clarke University ( Athletic Training Program. The student athletic trainers are able to gain valuable clinical experience through sport rotations at UD.

Team Physicians and Health Service
The University of Dubuque Team Physicians:
Dr. Judson Ott, Orthopaedic Traumatology/Sports Medicine and Dr. Steve Rock, Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine.  Dr Ott and Dr Rock are Board Certified Physicians employed by Medical Associates in Dubuque. (

Dr. Ott has a medical degree from University Iowa and was Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery in 1995. He joined the clinic in September 1993 and has been providing medical services for University of Dubuque.

Dr. Rock recently joined with Dr Ott in providing quality medical care for the University of Dubuque athletes. He received his medical degree from Tulane Medical School and did his Residency at University of Wisconsin and located to Dubuque in August 2001. He holds various professional affiliations and is an avid runner.

They provide medical coverage in the UD Athletic Training Room as well as at designated contests.

The University of Dubuque Health Service
The University of Dubuque Health Service is located on the Finley Hospital Campus just three block from the University campus. Finley Business Health provides care for all UD students.
The Finley Hospital
350 North Grandview Ave.
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 563.582.1881
Toll Free: 1.800.582.1891
Fax: 563.557.2842