Don Bishop, Director of Athletic Training Services, is in his 13th year at UNI. He is directly responsible for the health care of the men’s basketball team and supervision of 10 certified athletic trainers on the UNI athletic training staff. Bishop also is a clinical instructor within the UNI Athletic Training Education Program. Prior to his arrival at UNI, he was the director of athletic training education and head athletic trainer for seven years at Upper Iowa University.
Bishop was recognized as the Collegiate Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society (IATS) in 2013.
Bishop received his bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and recreation from Upper Iowa in 1992 and his master’s in health, physical education and leisure services from UNI in 1997. In his position at Upper Iowa, he coordinated athletic training coverage for 17 Division III sports teams.
Prior to joining Upper Iowa’s staff, he was the clinical athletic training outreach coordinator at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa, from 1992-94, and was an adjunct instructor at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa, in spring 1994.
Bishop is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Mid-America Athletic Trainer’s Society and the College Athletic Trainers’ Society. He has served on the NATA College/University Athletic Training Student Committee since spring 1999 and has been an examiner for NATA Board of Certification Exam.
In his free time, Bishop is an avid runner and has taken part in numerous marathons, including the 2013 Twin Cities Marathon.
He and his wife, Sheri, have two daughters, Tori (21) and Bri (17).