Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN) invites applications for the full-time, salaried position of Head Athletic Trainer. The primary function of the position is to develop, coordinate and administer comprehensive sports medicine coverage for fifteen (15) intercollegiate athletic programs (NCAA D-II). 1. Be a spiritual leader to the Trevecca student-athletes. Understand the Trevecca mission/values and live within the Christian expectations of the University. 2. Develop overall sports medicine coverage for the Trevecca athletics department including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and holistic health approaches for student-athletes. 3. Manage and maintain the athletic training room, including implementation of hours, policies and procedures, equipment maintenance, and supply inventory. 4. Coordinate athletic training staff for Trevecca athletics, including coverage of all team practices and home and away competitions. Cover all practices and games (home and away) for your assigned sports. 5. Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete. 6. Responsible for the formation of the Trevecca athletic training staff, including hiring, training and supervision of two (2) assistant athletic trainers and one (1) graduate assistant athletic trainer. 7. Work in conjunction with coaches and the strength and conditioning coach to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs. 8. Serve as the athletics department’s NCAA designated primary healthcare administrator. 9. Oversee the athletics department’s partnership with its medical services provider. 10. Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the athletic training program. 11. Assist/Communicate with Athletics Insurance Coordinator. 12. Maintain all documentation related to medical information, insurance claims, physical examinations, drug testing program (Trevecca and NCAA), and emergency action plan.
Education: Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization.
Certificate/License: Certified by NATABOC, eligible for Tennessee Athletic Training Licensure (must have state licensure prior to treating athletes), Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certification
Preferred: Master’s degree, Experience with strength and conditioning, Active membership in NATA, Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, Experience in leadership and supervisory role, Demonstrated spiritual leadership role
About Trevecca Nazarene University
Trevecca Nazarene University, founded in 1901 by J.O. McClurkan, is a private, accredited, comprehensive institution of higher learning that exists to meet the higher educational needs of the Church of the Nazarene by providing educational services to qualified individuals who desire a university education in a Christian environment and from a Christian understanding. Its academic programs are based on Christian values that promote scholarship, critical thinking, and meaningful worship for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service to the church, the community, and the world at large.
As the official university for the Church of the Nazarene in the southeastern United States, Trevecca is guided by the Articles of Faith and the Covenant of Christian Conduct of the denomination. It emphasizes the authority of the Bible, time-honored tradition, reasoned thought, and authentic experience of Christian holiness as interpreted by the Wesleyan doctrine and worldview. The university welcomes students of any religious affiliation who subscribe to its ideals and standards.
Trevecca intends that its graduates be socially-conscious, globally-aware, and actively-engaged in...dividuals who are developing holistically in the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual areas of being. The desire is that each student will develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They are to be persons of strong Christian character able to make ethical decisions based on biblical principles and reflective thought. Their characteristics should include competence, responsibility, compassion, and the ability to integrate Christian faith and learning in practice.
The university provides a variety of face to face and distance education nontraditional and continuing education professional programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Traditional undergraduate curricular programs focus on the liberal arts and sciences as reflected in the core curriculum and emphasize a number of professional content areas. While the primary focus of Trevecca faculty is to teach, faculty members are encouraged as reflective practitioners to conduct action research that contributes to the practical wisdom of applied knowledge and enhances the learning experience. All programs strive to prepare students for positions of leadership and service in their chosen careers by clarifying their life calling, developing their intellectual abilities, and engaging them in research, service learning, internships, and/or other opportunities that will allow them to demonstrate practical application of their knowledge and skills.
To achieve its purpose, Trevecca employs faculty, administrators, and staff who model the ideals of the university and, as mentors, seek to foster a supportive and challenging environment in which every student can realize his or her full potential in Christ. Therefore, Trevecca seeks to employ Christians who are competent, professionally qualified, and fully committed to the university’s mission and purpose.
Enrollment Facts, Fall 2016:
Undergraduate (Traditional) 1251
Faculty Facts, Fall 2016:
Full-time with doctorate 81%
Student-faculty ratio 19.1:1