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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 2, 2022
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Assistant Athletic Trainer

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience

Employment Status
Full Time

Athletic Training

Job Summary

The Assistant Athletic trainer assists the Head Athletic Trainer in preventing, examining and treating athlete’s injuries. They also help provide therapy to athlete’s who are recovering from injuries to rebuild strength and avoid further injury.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Demonstrate strong leadership and managerial skills
• Be able to work in a professional environment
• Interact effectively with diverse populations; the capacity to work independently, and as part of a team
• Demonstrate a commitment to the education of athletic training students
• Strong written and oral communication skills; and a commitment to continuing education
• Athletic trainers must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems.
• Think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
• Should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation.
• Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situation when talking to patients, medical professionals, staff and families.
• Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision

Essential Job Functions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without an accommodation)
• Assist with planning, developing and implementing the athletic training program which includes preventing, assessing, rehabilitating and treating all injuries that the student-athletes may acquire while playing for any of the 15 sports (250 + student-athletes).
• Assist with running a proper health care facility with the proper working equipment, materials and supplies needed to comply with NATA standards.
• Assist with developing 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
• Assist with coordinating and scheduling physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
• 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
• Assist with scheduling and coordinating athletic training staff and students for athletic training services of all team practices and athletic competitions
• Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medical program
• Record keeping and documentation


• BS degree (Master’s preferred) in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine or related
Licensing and Certifications
• CPR, First Aid, AED Certification or ability to achieve these certifications within 30 days of employment
• Valid Driver’s License
• Computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Licensing and Certifications

CPR, First Aid, NATA Certifications

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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