ATEP Clinical Coordinator
Jim Turk is currently a Lecturer in the School of Sport & Exercise Science and serves as the Clinical Coordinator for the ATEP. In that role he instructs several courses within the ATEP curriculum as well as several general SES courses. He also helps coordinate the clinical education experiences for all of the students enrolled in the clinical phase of the ATEP.
Turk joined the Northern Colorado Sports Medicine staff in August 2005 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. In 2006 he moved into his current position and in addition to his academic responsibilities, he assists with the sports medicine care for the student-athletes at UNC.
Turk came to Northern Colorado after spending five years at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. There he worked with the baseball and women's soccer programs as well as serving as an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology specifically with the CAATE accredited Athletic Training program. Turk received his Master of Science degree in therapeutic kinesiology from Illinois in May 2002. As a graduate assistant, Turk also worked with the Illini's football team.
Turk received his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology from The Ohio State University in June 2000. At Ohio State he was an athletic training student.
In summer of 1999 he served as an athletic training intern with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Turk is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Colorado Athletic Trainers' Association.
A native of Elyria, Ohio, he and his wife Lisa live in Greeley. They are the proud parents of Jonathan (4).