Graduate Assistantships

Thank you for your interest in the Masters degree program in Athletic Training at UNI. However, at this time, we will not be accepting new graduate students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Currently, we will not have any assistantships with Athletic Training available next year. We will resume acceptance of new graduate assistants and students in the Fall of 2016.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can contact our Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Peter Neibert ( 

Windee M. Weiss, Ph.D.

Chair, Athletic Training Division



The Division of Athletic Training at University of Northern Iowa is seeking athletic trainers or certified eligible persons to fill Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer positions at local high school and on campus positions.  This is a 10-month (August 2014-May 2015) renewable appointment combined with the 2-year, non-Thesis or Thesis, Post-Professional Master's of Science in Athletic Training Program.  The position may also include Field Experience Supervisor duties within our Entry-Level Athletic Training Education Program.  Based on previous years,  compensation is paid over 10 months and includes a Graduate Full-Tuition Scholarship (~$7400) that covers 9 or more graduate-level course credits for each Fall and Spring semester, as well as a Graduate Full-Assistantship Stipend (~$9800) rewarding an average of 20 hrs/ wk of sports medicine coverage.  Additional employment opportunities throughout the summer and other yearly events hosted by the university and community are also available.



  • 3.0 out of 4.0 Cumulative Undergraduate GPA
  • BOC Certified by May 1, 2015
  • Iowa Licensure by August 1, 2015
  • Graduate College Admission
  • Acceptance into Post-Professional MS in AT Program



Dr. Peter Neibert, Post-Professional Master's in Athletic Training Program Director

Phone: 319-273-6447



Application Procedure:

Review of both sets of application materials will begin January 1st, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.


A.  Graduate College Materials

1.    Complete and submit UNI Graduate College online admission form and pay fee ($50) with credit card.

2.    Official transcripts sent directly from your institution(s) to the Office of the Registrar, UNI, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0006.  IMPORTANT: Transcripts cannot be issued to student.


B.  Graduate Athletic Training Program Materials

Submit the following information to Machelle Stickler:

1.    Post-Professional MS in AT Application Form

2.    Letter of Intent stating desire, career goals, & personal attributes related to graduate studies.

3.    Resume

4.    Three Letters of Recommendation


Apply-By Date: On going

Starting Date: End of July, 2015


Employer Information:

The Division of Athletic Training, which is within the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services in the College of Education, offers BA and MS degrees in Athletic Training, and an EdD degree with intensive study in rehabilitation.  Currently there are >80 ATEP, 12 MS, and 2 EdD students enrolled in the programs.  The ATEP is accredited through 2016, while the MS post-professional program will be seeking GRC accreditation in the near future.  The MS program is built on coursework or research in evidence-based rehabilitation practice, human cadaver dissection, manual therapy techniques and skills, modalities, and psychological applications, all related to athletic injuries.


In January of 2008, the Athletic Training Division moved into the newly constructed Human Performance Center that has a dedicated classroom, research laboratory, athletic training room, conference room, faculty offices, graduate student office suites, and reception areas.  In addition, the Human Performance Center includes orthopedic, diagnostic, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitation services.  


The University of Northern Iowa is a state-supported, residential university located in the metropolitan area of Cedar Falls  and Waterloo.  Together they form a community (pop. ~110,000) that is the commercial, cultural, and political hub of Northeast Iowa.