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SMART Clinic

About the SMART Clinic

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.

  • Mission

    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.


  • Hayley Ericksen, PhD, ATC: Director of SMART Clinic

    Headshot of Hayley Ericksen
  • Athletic Trainers

    Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as and allied health care profession.

    Athletic trainers (AT's) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statues, rules and regulations. As part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

    The SMART Clinic also serves as a clinical rotation site for the Illinois State University Masters of Athletic Training Program. If you are interested in becoming an athletic trainer please visit our professional athletic training program website.