Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
The Athletic Trainer is housed in the Athletics Department and reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The Athletic Trainer identifies injury risk factors associated with participation in competitive athletics and plans and implements all components of a comprehensive athletic injury program, which includes injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes. Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to conducting initial evaluations of injuries sustained by student-athletes; providing first aid, emergency care and refer student-athletes to a physician for definitive diagnosis and further medical treatment for injuries as well as accompanying injured athletes to the hospital. This position will coordinate and schedule physical exams, medical referrals, and follow-up visit(s) to determine their ability to practice and compete, apply protective or injury preventive devices such as tapes, wraps, pads, bandages, braces as needed: collaborate with physicians and other local health care providers to develop and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation program for athletic injuries including: using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication. This position will implement measures to prevent injuries and prepare student-athletes for practice and competition and provide the Director of Athletics and coaches with a list of student-athletes medically eligible to compete under NJCAA, conference, and College rules and regulations. Responsibilities will also include drafting and maintaining accurate records of injuries and tracking appropriate medical treatment given. Act as the athletic department’s liaison to health care providers. Coordinate health insurance related processes related to billing and claims. Supervise interns and part-time training staff. Assist the Director of Athletics in the development of the athletic training budget. Assist with the maintenance and supervision of the athletic training room, equipment, and supply inventory. Provide evaluations and recommendations for new techniques and equipment that would enhance the athletic training program. Confer with coaches to select protective equipment and advise student-athletes on proper use of equipment. Will maintain a continual and thorough familiarity with all applicable NJCAA, FCSAA, Panhandle Conference, and College rules and regulations. Draft policies and procedures related to the athletic training program. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in sports medicine, athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, physiology, human anatomy or a related area and three (3) years of athletic training experience or a master’s degree and two (2) years of experience. Must possess state of Florida athletic training licensure and be certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certifications (NATABOC). Must possess current CPR and First Aid certifications (or be able to obtain certifications within six months of employment).
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