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Athletic Trainer

Washburn University
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

Job Details

Position Title: Athletic Trainer

Department: Athletics

Advertised Pay: Upper $40,000's

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted immediately and continue reviewing until interviews are scheduled or the position is filled.

Position Summary: Develop and supervise athletic training programs for assigned teams. Conduct rehabilitation activities for injured student athletes. Monitor team practices and game preparation

Essential Functions:
Develop and implement athletic training programs for assigned teams/sports at Washburn University to support the physical development of student athletes and minimize their risk of sports-related injury. Develop specific training programs for individual athletes as needed to further reduce risks of injury and/or affect long-term rehabilitation when injuries occur.

Provide instruction, training and direction to graduate assistants and undergraduate students to increase their knowledge and maximize their performance as athletic training assistants.

Supervise rehabilitation activities, practice and game preparation, ensuring that all activities are conducted appropriately and support the health and/or rehabilitation of student athletes.

Schedule medical appointments on behalf of injured athletes, and serve as a liaison between physician(s) and student athletes to ensure that athletes understand and comply with physician’s instructions.

Document injuries and rehabilitation for use in preparing and presenting reports and in evaluating the recovery of injured athletes. Keep head coaches apprised of athletes’ health and recovery status.

Establish emergency response protocols to ensure prompt and appropriate response when injuries occur.

Assist in the day-to-day operation of the athletic training room: Monitor the use of equipment and facilities to ensure their proper use and athletes’ adherence to training room schedules. Order or report needed repairs as needed and appropriate to ensure the training facility is fully operational and available for use.

Schedule assistance and coordinate athletic training coverage during summer camps to provide timely and appropriate responses in the event campers are injured. Attend educational events and complete educational courses that meet continuing education requirements and allow continued state and national trainer certifications. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or completion of a master's degree in Athletic Training by the end of the semester of hire, with graduate-level experience (or a Bachelor’s Degree and two years of full-time equivalent athletic training experience)
  • Current/active Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) with Kansas Athletic Trainer license, or must be obtained within two months/60 days of hire.
  • Current National Athletic Trainer Certification (ATC) or must be obtained within two months/60 days of hire.
    Driving record acceptable by University standards
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 80 pounds, stretch student athletes, and support the weight of injured student athletes who need assistance to leave the playing field/court.
Full time Mon-Fri, Background Check and Driving History Required


 Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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