Jim Racchini is an associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at IUP.

Racchini's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1994), a Master of Science from Frostburg State University (1996), and a Doctor of Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2007). He is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. Additionally, he is certified through the American Red Cross as an instructor in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Dr. Racchini is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society.

Racchini teaches various courses, including Prevention and Care of Injuries to the Physically Active, General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training, Foundations of Athletic Training, Professional Issues in Athletic Training, Human Structure & Function, and Physical Wellbeing.

His professional experience includes serving as a clinical certified athletic trainer at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Marywood University. Additionally, Racchini served four years as the Athletic Training education program director at Frostburg State University. He has also presented professionally at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Educators Conference, Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society Symposium, and the IUP/Center for Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine Athletic Training Update.

Racchini is IUP’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and is actively involved in student-athlete support programming on campus.  He also serves on the University Senate, University Wide Graduate Committee, and Conduct Board. His contributions to the profession include involvement with the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society's Educators Committee and Exam Item Reviewer for the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer.