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Athletic Training Residency

Specialty – Rehabilitation

Northwestern Medicine/Northwestern University is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training Residency program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution/organization will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2024.

The mission of Northwestern Medicine/Northwestern University’s Athletic Training Residency program is to improve the healthcare experience through the development of specialists in rehabilitation that advance clinical practice.


  • Develop a specialist in rehabilitation who demonstrates advanced clinical practice with particular focus in areas of clinical reasoning, sports science, leadership, and professionalism.
  • Meet and exceed residency program expectations while the resident is consistently fulfilled by the work they do.  
  • Demonstrate excellence by delivering patient-centered, quality health care in service to patients and our department.


  1. Identify, select, and implement a variety of tools to demonstrate outcome measured practice
  2. Demonstrate advanced practice leadership consistent with the values of the department and organization
  3. Demonstrate a continuous process of self-reflection, assimilation of evidence, and critical thinking to enhance clinical reasoning abilities and delivery of patient care
  4. Improve clinical practice and health care through scholarship
  5. Contribute to the residency program by fostering an educational, collaborative, and challenging environment
  6. Meet stated program resident achievement measures and obtain employment providing advanced practice in rehabilitation
  7. Demonstrate equity and inclusivity in clinical care with a focus on population health

Program Policies & Procedures

Resident Achievement Measures

  • Aggregate data will be available upon completion of the first cohort, anticipated Spring 2025.

CAATE Program Information and Outcomes

Admission Requirements

  • Current BOC Inc. certification as an Athletic Trainer
  • IDFPR License eligible and must obtain license within six months of start date
  • Master’s degree in Athletic Training (if graduated after July 1st, 2020)
  • Bachelor’s degree (if graduated before July 1st, 2020)
  • 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Contact Information