Assistant Athletic Trainer

Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

College/Department Overview:

The Athletics Department at the University of Central Oklahoma currently supports over 400 student athletes in 15 NCAA Division II sports including Football, Men's & Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Golf, Baseball, Softball, Wrestling, Women's Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) and Cross Country, Women's Tennis, Women's Soccer, Women's Rowing and Women's Volleyball.

Position Overview:

Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness to provide emergency or continued care and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Evaluate athletes' readiness to play and provide participation clearances when necessary and warranted. Apply protective or injury preventive devices, such as tape, bandages, or braces, to body parts, such as ankles, fingers, or wrists. Assess and report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches or physicians. Collaborate with team physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries. Care for athletic injuries, using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses sustained by UCO student athletes. Adheres to emergency action plans as stated in the policies and procedures manual during emergency situations at practice or competitions. In-season and off season sport coverage as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director - Head Athletic Trainer.

  • Responsible for counseling and education regarding injury to UCO student athletes.
  • Assists in oversight of athletic training yearly budget including purchasing of supplies and equipment.
  • Assists with implementation of athletic department drug-testing policy.
  • Assists in coordinating pre-participation physical exams with team physicians and coaches.
  • Creates and maintains student athlete files, including primary health insurance and physical form.
  • Assists with coordination of scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions.
  • Assists with recruitment of student assistants and graduate assistant athletic trainers.
  • Assists with monitoring of graduate students performing internships, practicums, etc.
  • Works closely with university athletic compliance staff to ensure student-athlete eligibility.
  • Utilizes electronic injury tracking software to document and track injury/treatment progression of each student athlete.
  • Utilizes athletic and recruiting software program for communication, clearance, and monitoring of student-athlete statuses.
  • Works with team physicians, physical therapists, and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes.
  • Communicates appropriate information when referring student-athletes to a physician or other allied health professional (primary and secondary insurance information and medical service referral).
  • Communicates clearly with student athletes, coaches, administrator, and physicians.
  • Supervises and maintains documentation for the Graduate Athletic Training Education Program students.
  • Oversight of student athletic trainers' kits primarily for student athlete insurance information and appropriate supplies.
  • Works closely with NCAA Athletic Compliance staff to ensure adherence to all applicable NCAA, Conference and University regulations. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of and adheres to applicable NCAA, Conference, University, and departmental rules and regulations. Upon notification of any NCAA violation, reports the violation to the NCAA Compliance Office.
  • Responsibility to follow applicable procedures and cooperate fully with any and all investigations of potential violations of NCAA, Conference, University or departmental rules and regulations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


This is an exempt position. Expected work schedule is Monday through Friday with nights and weekends. As an exempt employee, schedule may vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning and/or evening to meet the needs of the department. Working schedule may consists of intermittent non-traditional business hours, including but not limited to working nights and weekends associated with athletic events and practices. Travel may be required.


Qualifications/Experience Required:

Requires a bachelor's degree plus 0-3 years of relevant experience. NATA, CPR/AED Rescue Certification. Must have or obtain Oklahoma State Athletic Training License within 30 days of employment.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred :

3-5 years experience in collegiate athletics. Must have a current certification by the NATA. Must hold or is eligible to hold a current Oklahoma State Athletic Training Licensure. Current CPR/AED/Professional Rescuer certification. Strongly Preferred: Master's degree. Experience in intercollegiate athletic training.


Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and organizational skills. Computer proficiency preferably in the Microsoft Suite. Ability to work independently, handles multiple tasks simultaneously, and interacts professionally with all segments of the University community. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to make policy and procedure decisions. Must be detail-oriented. Familiarity with NCAA governing rules. Capacity for growth and leadership.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

1. Walk long distance around campus, on fields, and in buildings. 2. Required to regularly sit and stand.
3. Frequently use wrist, hands, and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail, and picking up small objects.
4. Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
5. Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
6. Lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 10+ lbs.

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