Housed with the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (KNR), the SMART Clinic operates through a collaborative partnership with KNR, Student Health Services, College of Applied Science and Technology, and Campus Recreation.
The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy (SMART) Clinic provides advanced care for Illinois State University students in the areas of prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of various orthopedic related injuries. Experienced clinicians use evidence based medicine practices, state-of-the-art facilities, and equipment for the current care possible. These services enhance the well-being of Illinois State students and are a strong addition to the outstanding services already provided by Student Health Services.
Chelsea Kuehner is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation and the Clinical Education Coordinator of the Illinois State University Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program. She is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer and a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the states of Illinois, Texas, and Arizona.
Chelsea worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer in the NCAA Division I setting for six years working with athletes at both Texas State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Chelsea received her Bachelors of Science degree in Athletic Training from Alderson-Broaddus College, and her Masters of Science Degree from Texas State University in Athletic Training.
Athletic trainers collaborate with physicians to enhance patients' activity. Trainers prevent, diagnose, and provide intervention for a variety of functional conditions.
Some of our trainers at the SMART Clinic are students. Through our accredited program, they learn formal instruction in areas such as:
Working in the clinic enhances their educational experience.