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Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
33 4GA – Department not found Full-time S00014

Position Summary:

Assist in the physical/operations needs of sports medicine facility under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer. Provide adequate medical coverage for assigned sports teams and visiting teams when necessary. Communicate with coaches and administration regarding the safety and well-being of student-athletes. Supervise clinical activities of student athletic trainers. Assist in providing for the total wellness of student-athletes, including drug & alcohol education, testing, health insurance coverage, CPR training, etc. Maintain organized medical records and student-athlete documentation. Travel when required with assigned sports teams.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Provide adequate medical coverage for student-athletes on assigned sports teams in practice and competition.

  • Maintain the physical and operational responsibilities of a NCAA Division I sports medicine facility.

  • Coordinate the individual care of student-athletes with medical staff.

  • Assess and protect the safety of the physical practice and competition environment.

  • Maintain organized documentation for student-athlete's care.

  • Educate and train student-athletes and athletic staff to promote health, safety, and well-being.

  • Assist in the drug and alcohol education, prevention, and testing programs.

  • Maintain sports medicine budgets.

  • Maintain athletic training certification and CPR/AED First Aid certification.

  • Assist other athletic trainers with coverage when needed.

  • Communicate regularly and clearly with coaches, student-athletes, and athletic administration.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the clinical activities of student athletic trainers. Oversee coordination of care of student-athletes with medical staff including, doctors, dentist, chiropractors, massage therapists, surgeons, etc.

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Must be able to physically lift and carry sports medicine supplies and assist injured athletes.
  • Ability to travel with sports teams and ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays when required.
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions.
  • Uphold and abide by all NCAA regulations and Utah Valley University Institutional policies and procedures.



Graduate with bachelors degree from a nationally accredited athletic training program. Pass the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification examination. Current certification with the National Athletic Trainers Association, and current CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications, eligible for state of Utah licensure.

  • Knowledge of indications and contraindications for application of medical modalities and treatment.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology bio mechanics, correctives, adaptives, and human kinesiology.
  • Knowledge of standard values for general health of body systems.
  • Knowledge of mechanism of injury with associated acute/chronic conditions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to classify medical conditions utilizing signs/symptoms, and monitor recovery/update treatment protocol.
  • Ability to perform emergency evaluation.
  • Skill in taping, bandaging, splinting etc.
  • Skill in fit and application of equipment and medical protective devices.
  • Skill in the application of electrical modalities and physical therapeutic techniques.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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