Rebekah Grube has been a nationally certified athletic trainer since April 2002 and a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Texas since August 2005. She enters her fourth year as UT Tyler's head athletic trainer in the fall of 2010.
As the head athletic trainer, Grube holds multiple responsibilities, including working with team physicians in coordinating care for all 275 student-athletes, development of NCAA Sports Medicine policies, managing insurance issues as well as being an advocate for student-athlete wellness. While ultimately responsible for all 15 sports at UT Tyler, Grube is also the staff athletic trainer for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and baseball.
Aside from her athletic responsibilities, Grube is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Health & Kinesiology where she teaches courses within the athletic training curriculum. One of the main accomplishments during her time at UT Tyler was assisting with the establishment of an Athletic Training Education Program which now allows students with an interest in athletic training a path to pursue their chosen career.
In October 2009, she assumed the role of academic advisor for the students in the BS in Kinesiology with Athletic Training Option degree program and helps to mentor graduate and undergraduate students within the major. For the fall of 2010, the program will boast 16 full-time athletic training students.
Grube began her career after graduating from MidAmerica Nazarene in May 2001. After passing the NATABOC board exam, she was hired at Creighton as a graduate assistant athletic trainer where she was responsible for the men’s soccer and baseball teams as well as summer sport camps.
Grube left Creighton to pursue her master’s degree and was hired at her alma mater in August 2003 as their graduate assistant athletic trainer. At MidAmerica Nazarene, she assisted with football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball as well as helping to coordinate rehabilitation programs.
After completing her Master’s degree from the Kansas in May 2005, Grube made the move to Texas where she was hired as the assistant athletic trainer at Howard Payne assisting them with volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball and tennis. While at HPU, she also began her teaching career as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science. Following the two-year stint at HPU, Grube was hired at UT Tyler.
In her free time, Grube enjoys running and spending time outdoors. She also likes to cook for friends and family and enjoys being active in her church.