Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Assists the Director of Sports Medicine in coordinating advanced professional skills as assistant athletic trainer through treatment of injuries, counseling, training and proper budgetary management. This position will be working with the track and field program but could include assignments to other sports.
Assists in providing athletic first aid and emergency care for injured athletes. Screens injuries and refers to proper medical specialists. Provides treatment for athletic injuries. Tapes, wraps, pads, and provides protection for athletic injuries. Counsels athletes on nutrition, drugs and alcohol. Assists in the coordination of and oversees the practical training experience for student-athletic training. Coordinates athletic training activities for visiting teams. Assists in preparing budget for athletic supplies for total program. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must have thorough understanding of sports, rules, compliance regulations and conference recruiting rules and policies. May be required to teach in an academic program tat the discretion of the Director of Athletics. Expected to develop an appropriate rapport with community and university personnel. Must be knowledgeable of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and conference rules. Must adhere to NCAA and conference bylaws. Must be supportive of institutional compliance and academic programs. Must report all NCAA and conference violations to proper personnel. Care and attention is required in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others. Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or a related field. National Athletic Trainer Association Certified and Texas State Licensing required or must be eligible for and obtain certification and license for continued employment. A Minimum of two years athletic training.