Nicole Graham
Nicole  Graham

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Alma Mater/Year:
Illinois State/2009

Nicole Graham joined the Flames in Aug. 2013 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for women's basketball.

Prior to coming to UIC, Graham served as the Intern Assistant Athletic Trainer at Western Michigan, where she implemented injury prevention, evaluation, and recognition for women's basketball and women's tennis. Graham also developed physical rehabilitation programs and completed post-operative protocols, coordinated care with team physicians and local psychologists, and mentored Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers.

From 2011-12, Graham served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Lake Forest College, where she was responsible to 10 sports. Graham maintained active and current medical records, supplied emergency care and referral to outside providers, coordinated insurance information, and used Athletic Training System software. She also implemented Self-Myofascial Release Techniques and Hip Strengthening Programs, and supervised and scheduled student-workers.

From 2009-11, Graham served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the men's and women's cross country and track and field at Iowa State. There, she traveled to away competitions, supervised Athletic Training students and supplied emergency care and referral to outside providers. Graham was responsible for collaborating with the Head Athletic Trainer, Team Physician and Coaching Staff, creating and modifying strength and conditioning programs for injured athletes, and supervising summer strength and conditioning workouts for the football team.

Graham graduated from Illinois State in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and received her Master of Education in Higher Education at Iowa State in 2011.