Click here to Skip to main content
MENU

DON BISHOP


Director of Athletic Training Services

Don Bishop, Director of Athletic Training Services, is in his 19th year at UNI.

He is directly responsible for the health care of the men’s basketball team and supervision of 12 certified athletic trainers on the UNI athletic training staff.  

Bishop also is a clinical instructor and preceptor 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.

He is certified in Blood Flow Restriction (BFR), Active Release Technique along with other manual therapy skills.

Bishop was recognized as the Collegiate Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Iowa Athletic Trainers’ Society (IATS) in 2013. He has also been recognized four times by the UNI Athletic Training Education Program as Clinical Instructor/Preceptor of the Year.

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 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 served on the NATA College/University Athletic Training Student Committee 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 multiple Twin Cities Marathons.

He and his wife, Sheri, have two daughters, Bri and Tori, a son-in-law, Cleighton Watson and a grandson, Riggins Watson.

Bishop is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Mid-America Athletic Trainer’s Society and the College Athletic Trainers’ Society. He served on the NATA College/University Athletic Training Student Committee 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 multiple Twin Cities Marathons.

He and his wife, Sheri, have two daughters, Bri and Tori, a son-in-law, Cleighton Watson and a grandson, Riggins Watson.