Assistantship Requirements (print version)

Post-Professional Athletic Training Program - Graduate Education

Students can obtain professional experience in a variety of traditional clinical settings.  Students will also gain experience in clinical instruction and athletic training administration through assistantship assignments.  Decisions are based on certification status, past experiences, areas of needed growth, and student preference (when possible). 

ISU Athletic Training Services Off-Campus Locations

1 position

Cross Country/Track & Field
3 positions

2 positions

1 position

1 position

Women's Basketball
1 position

Men's Basketball
1 position

Terre Haute North
2 positions

Terre Haute South
2 positions

West Vigo High School
2 positions

Marshall High School
1 position

Union Hospital Sports Medicine
1 position

ISU Physical Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation Clinic AND Teaching
Positions are 50% Clinic 50% Teaching, 2 positions

ISU Center for Health Wellness & Life Enrichment for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Position is community based care, 1 position

Graduate Assistantship

All assistantship positions are for 1-year renewable with a 2-year pre-determined placement.  Renewal of the graduate assistantship is dependent upon academic eligibility, certification status, and professional conduct.

 1. All of our graduate assistantship positions require certification.  Failure to obtain certification will result in a loss of tuition waiver and stipend for the second semester and termination of the contract at the end of the first year.

2. Performance as an athletic trainer at assistantship position is evaluated at the end of each academic semester by the supervisor.  

3. According to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies policy failure to obtain the 3.0 grade average each semester of the appointment will necessitate termination of the assistantship/fellowship at that time. Students must enroll in a minimum of nine hours of graduate course work each semester or six hours during the summer period. 

The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation reserves the right to remove Graduate Students from their assistant position in accordance to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies guidelines.  

Unsatisfactory performance of the assigned duties of a graduate assistantship is grounds for termination of the appointment at any time at the discretion of the department. If, one month after notice of unsatisfactory performance, improvement has not been made to the satisfaction of the department, the appointment will be terminated. 

6. Failure to abide by the NATA Code of Ethics during any and all PPATEP activities may result in termination.  Accommodations or replacement may be possible, but not guaranteed.  Department commitments for stipends and tuition waivers will be absolved.  Punctuality, dependability, professional communication with coaches, patients, athletes, and supervisors is expected.

For Specific Position Descriptions, we encourage you to look at the Policy and Procedure Manual