College Athletic Trainer

Job Title:

Head Athletic Trainer

Reports To:

Athletic Director
Assistant Athletic Director


Associate Athletic Trainers
Assistant Athletic Trainers
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers
Student Athletic Trainers

Occupational Summary

Develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for University intercollegiate sports. The head athletic trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop 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
  • Provide athletic training services for the University’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary
  • Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
  • Responsible for the formation of the University’s athletic training staff, including hiring, training and supervision of assistant/associate athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers and student athletic trainers
  • Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs
  • Schedule and coordinate athletic training staff and students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions
  • Assist Athletic Director and Business Manager in the development of the sports medical program budget
  • Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program
  • Recordkeeping and documentation

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and 4 – 5 years professional experience. Master’s degree preferred, 2 – 3 years professional experience
  • Certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • State Athletic Training Licensure
  • Familiarity with NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA governing rules

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