Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
The Head Athletic Trainer oversees the assistant athletic trainer and graduate assistant trainer under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director of Internal Operations, and supervises the care of student athletes competing in the University’s athletic program. The head athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries within the University’s comprehensive sports medicine program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Works collaboratively with the Assistant Athletic Director to assign specific athletic teams to each respective trainer.
Evaluates, treats, and assists in the prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses.
Provides counseling and education to student-athletes on issues related to sports injuries.
Performs athletic training administrative duties including, but not limited to, record keeping and documentation.
Assists with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions.
Supervises, educates, and recruits graduate assistant athletic trainers and assistant athletic trainer.
Works with doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes.
Travels with teams to road events as assigned.
Provides training coverage at each home event in which assigned teams are participating.
Updates and ensures Colorado Christian University training policies and protocols are fully executed in detail.
Works collaboratively with the campus health care professional, team physician, and CCU counseling departments to provide appropriate medical oversight to student-athletes.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization with professional experience in collegiate athletics required.
Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
State Athletic Training Licensure required.
Familiarity with NCAA governing rules expected.
Disciple and mentor student-athletes in their Christian faith through platform of athletic training.
Strong ability to minister to those outside the teams with the gospel through the platform of athletic training.
Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with other athletic trainers, strength and conditioning personnel, and coaches.
Able to interact appropriately and professionally with college student-athletes.
Experience in a similar private Christian institution desirable.
Nature of Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The mission of Colorado Christian University is to cultivate knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world.