Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for managing all areas of the sports medicine program for the department’s 23 varsity programs and 550 student-athletes. Duties to include but are not limited to coordinating the proper evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and referral of athletically injured student-athletes for physician care. Ensure that all student-athletes are properly evaluated to determine whether they are physically able to practice and compete in the intercollegiate athletic program. Ensure communication with team physicians and coaches regarding treatment and follow-up care of student-athletes. Coordinate preseason physical examinations for all entering student-athletes and schedule appointments with specialists when deemed necessary. Ensure compliance with all University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations related to medical care for student-athletes. Administer the athletic department’s drug testing program, organize First Aid and CPR training. Attending scheduled practices, home and away competition for selected sports. Act as the liaison between the athletic department and student health services. Ensure and maintain documentation and record keeping of injury reports, progress notes, and communications with team physicians. File and coordinate medical insurance claims for student-athletes. Supervise a staff of athletic trainers and work-study students. Coordinate with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure the proper design and implantation of fitness, conditioning and nutrition programs customized to meet the individualized needs of student-athletes. Additional duties as assigned.
• Master’s degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or related field required. • Minimum of five (5) years as a certified trainer, within intercollegiate athletics preferred. • Certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification (NATABOC). First Aid and CPR certifications. • New York State Athletic Training licensure or eligible for such licensure. • Must be extremely well organized and highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to function in stressful situations.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.