Samford University


Athletic Trainer (10 Month) - rev 1/23/2014

Date Posted: Jan 23, 2014
Number: ATHT70
Grade: 10
Testing: N/A


This position is a full-time, temporary position (10 month appointment).  The Athletic Trainer will assist Sports Medicine Staff with supervision and coordination of Samford University’s overall sports medicine program and the athletic training facilities; including, but not limited to:  injury prevention, evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, education and counseling of student-athletes, and athletics related health care administration.

Duties include:

  • Provide athletic training services for Athletics including attendance at scheduled team practices, home and away competitions as needed.
  • Assist with coordination of student-athletes for pre-participation exams and medical referrals.
  • Determine a student-athlete’s ability to participate in conjunction with the team physicians, and/or athletic trainers.
  • Assist with the treatment and rehabilitation of injured student-athletes and reporting their progress.
  • Assist with the collection, input, and maintenance of the student-athlete’s medical records and share in responsibility of organizing and maintaining the training room file system.
  • Work in conjunction with the strength and conditioning staff regarding strength, conditioning, flexibility, nutritional issues, exercise techniques, and rehabilitation of injured student-athletes.
  • Comply with the BOC Standards of Professional Practice and with the NATA Code of Ethics.
  • Maintain the certification requirements of the Board of Certification and the license requirements of the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers. 
  • Any duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer.

Required Qualifications

  • In order to ensure adequate coverage with quality care and treatment for student athletes, as well as any emergency injuries, a bachelor’s degree OR master’s degree in Athletic Training or Exercise and Sports Medicine from a CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program is required.
  • Must have a certificate, or be eligible for the certification exam, from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.
  • Must be licensed, or eligible for licensure, by the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers.
  • Employment history or educational background must indicate basic computer program knowledge (Word, Excel).
  • Must be able to report to work daily, five days per week (sometimes up to seven days per week) as early as 6:00 a.m. on some days, and the ability to work continuously throughout the day.
  • Must be able to physically stand and/or sit through athletics practices and competitions.
  • Must be able to travel in various modes of transportation for off-campus and out-of-state athletics competitions.

Preferred Qualification

  • Digital injury tracking system knowledge.
  • CPR instructor.

Apply for this job

Submit resume and cover letter with current salary/salary requirements to:

Office of Human Resources
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
FAX: (205) 726-4027

Resumes received after the posting is removed will not be considered.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.
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