Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Wellness, and working closely with team doctors, the Assistant Athletic Trainer helps athletes prevent and recover from sports injuries in duties that include but are not limited to:
Prevention and Recovery
Provides student-athletes with initial injury and illness evaluations, referrals, follow-up evaluations, wound care, emergency cardiac care with AED and other emergency care, injury rehabilitation, taping and bracing, and over the counter medicines. Provides treatments that include electrical stimulation, microcurrent stimulation, ultrasound, therapeutic massage, cryotherapy (e.g., cold whirlpool, ice pack, ice massage) and thermotherapy (e.g., warm whirlpool, hydrocollator). Performs injury rehabilitation and reconditioning, including therapeutic exercise such as theraband strengthening, core stability training, re-education of joint kinesthesia and proprioception, muscular re-education, and isotonic and isokinetic strengthening. Tapes and braces for musculoskeletal injuries.
Provides practice and competition coverage, emergency and non-emergency medical care, injury evaluation, documentation, and rehabilitation
Manages inventory and purchasing. Coordinates processing of student-athlete health insurance claims with the Athletics Business Office. Organizes student-athlete physicals. Administers the drug education program. Manages the student worker program.
Ability to meet criteria for certification as established by the NATA with respect to CEUs
Ability to work confidently in a crisis or emergency situation and demonstrate knowledge of safety practices
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of NCAA regulations
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate an ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Communicate effectively, both verbal and written
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
Valid driver’s license with good driving record and insurability
Proficiency in computer use and relevant Microsoft applications
Availability for weekend and evening work and for at-home and away competitions and practices
Internal Number: JR09919
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