Kayla Uptagrafft, Athletic Trainer, TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Kayla Uptagrafft, LAT, ATC

Athletic Trainer


I have a passion for athletic training and helping athletes return back to their playing field. This passion started with my love for sports at a young age and grew when I found a way to help others and still stay involved in athletics. I am grateful to have this opportunity at Minneapolis Patrick Henry High School. Not only am I working to get student athletes back to sport, but educating them about what their injury is and how to avoid re-injury with preventative measures and proper nutrition.






  • Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD (2012)
  • Masters of Education in Adult and Organizational Leadership, Midland University, Fremont, NE (2016)


  • Board of Certification, Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, Licensed Athletic Trainer


  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association
  • Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association

Personal Interests

  • Outside of athletic training I enjoy finding new recipes on Pinterest and trying those out, even if my family doesn’t always find them enjoyable. I also enjoy playing and/or watching sports, especially all the Minnesota sports teams.