Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
The goal for each member of the campus community is to believe and live consistently by the principles of the mission of the University. The USW mission is as follows:
University of the Southwest is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.
• Teaching at the University of the Southwest adheres to belief in God, in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and in the separation of church and state. •University of the Southwest strives for excellence in academic curriculum, campus life programming, and student activities in a supportive educational community where freedom of thought and expression is honored and the demonstration of faith in acts of service is encouraged. •At University of the Southwest, students are instructed and mentored by a faculty and staff who demonstrate Christ-centered values and maintain an environment where students can live and work cooperatively, valuing the multiple cultures from which they come; and •As a community of initiative, University of the Southwest challenges graduates to become enterprising members of our society contributing to the common good by advocating and participating in the productive commerce of free enterprise, the constitutional privilege of self-government, and the practical contributions of community service.
Position Summary: The assistant athletic trainer works under the supervision and direction of the head athletic trainer and supervises the care of student-athletes competing in the University of the Southwest Athletics Program. The assistant athletic trainer is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the comprehensive sports medicine program.
1.Prevention of athletic injuries and illnesses 2.Evaluation of athletic injuries 3.Treatment of athletic injuries 4.Rehabilitation of athletic injuries 5.Provide counseling and education to student-athletes regarding athletic injury/illness 6.Athletic training administrative duties as assigned 7.Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions 8.Recordkeeping and documentation 9.Work with doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student-athletes 10.Assist with the administration of the University of the Southwest Drug Policy
1.Perform other related duties as assigned 2.Participate in campus activities
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
Bachelor’s degree is required, but Master’s degree is preferred, in appropriate area of specialization with professional experience in collegiate athletics.
Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
New Mexico State Athletic Training Licensure or the ability to obtain.
Familiarity with NAIA governing rules.
About University of the Southwest
University of the Southwest is a fully accredited Christ-centered interdenominational university with a total enrollment of more than 1,000 students. USW is located in sunny southeast New Mexico (Hobbs, NM). USW offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including both online and ground offerings. We offer a residential campus environment with a dynamic intercollegiate athletic program. As member of the Red River Athletic Conference, our students have earned accolades in both academics and athletics. We have a vibrant campus life. USW is a member of the CCCU. More information about our programs and our campus can be found on our website at www.usw.edu.