Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
Francis Marion University, an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Conference Carolinas, invites applications for the position of Head Athletic Trainer. This position is full- time. Responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and administering a comprehensive sports medical program for University intercollegiate sports. The Head Athletic Trainer will help with the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The head athletic trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program. The trainer reports to The Director of Athletics, and supervises Assistant Athletic Trainers.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •Develops overall sports medicine program for the University, including injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs, and counseling for student-athletes •Provides athletic training services for the University’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary •Coordinates and schedules physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete •Works in conjunction with the Sports Performance Coach and coaching staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition, and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs •Schedules and coordinates athletic training staff coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions •Evaluates and recommends new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program •Serves as liaison with McLeod Health, which provides Assistant Athletic Trainers •Maintains the Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for the University athletic facilities •Is primary liaison with athletic department’s insurance and student-athletes’ insurance, and submits all necessary paperwork as needed. The Director of Athletics is kept apprised of all insurance claims and any issues with the medical insurance coverage •Gathers and maintains yearly required medical documentations for student-athletes •Maintains records and documentations
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and 2– 3 years professional experience. Master’s degree preferred. Certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC). State Athletic Training Licensure.
Letter of interest (referencing position 21-57),
Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be requested of the successful candidate);
The names, addresses, and telephone number of three additional references and;
Completed FM application.
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Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or FAX to (843) 661-1202.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution
Internal Number: 21-57
About Francis Marion University
Francis Marion, a state supported comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students, sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports, 13 of which compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference and one of which competes as a NCAA Division I independent. Florence, SC, is located in northeastern South Carolina at the intersection of Interstate Highways 95 and 20. It is 80 miles from the state capital, Columbia, and 60 miles from Myrtle Beach. Historical Charleston is 120 miles away.