Athletic Trainer, NCAA

  Sports Facility
  Central Region
  Collegiate Sports Health and Wellness
  Posted/Updated: 12/30/19

Job Summary


Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the primary medical contact and liaison between members of the coaching staff, student-athletes, parents, physicians, members of the Student-Athlete Health & Welfare Team, other allied health personnel, sport administration, and others for the assigned sport(s).
  • Clinical application and administration of comprehensive health care and lifetime wellness services for student-athletes as assigned to include the prevention, evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses under the supervision of team physicians.
  • Attend assigned team practices, competitions, strength and conditioning sessions, and other team events as needed and/or directed.
  • Maintain a safe environment for student athletes to include decision-making involving the ability of student-athletes to safely return to practice or competition following an injury and/or illness and communicate participation status with the appropriate personnel.
  • Medical documentation and record keeping.
  • Counseling and education of student-athletes.
  • Coordination of medical coverage for various athletic events, including Big 10 and NCAA Championship events.
  • Assist with University, Big 10, and/or NCAA Substance Abuse Testing as directed.
  • Maintain the organization, administration, inventory, and staffing of athletic training facilities.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as defined by the NCAA, Big 10 Conference, University, and University Department of Athletics.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics and credentialing requirements of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and the State Bureau of Health Care Services.
  • Act as liaison with other members of the athletic department team in issues involving student-athletes, including compliance, academics, athletic counseling, nutrition, strength and conditioning, and others.
  • Participate in special projects, committees, or other initiatives as assigned.
  • Represent the University and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at University, State, Regional, and national conferences and/or meetings as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervision, education, and preceptor ofstudents enrolled in the athletic training education program.
  • Supervision and education of other athletic trainers as assigned.


  • Travel with assigned team(s) as needed and/or directed.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years related experience in intercollegiate or professional athletics.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).
  • Eligible for athletic training licensure by the State of Michigan Bureau of Health Care Services.
  • Compliance and understanding of Big Ten Conference and NCAA rules.
  • Ability to meet Continuing Education requirements as established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and the State of Michigan.
  • Familiarity with sport specific injuries.
  • Familiarity with manual therapy techniques.
  • Ability to work long hours, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, non-traditional work hours, extended periods of time without days off, travel, and be on-call as a regular part of the position.
  • Ability to move heavy objects, remain in a stationary position for long periods, work in various environmental conditions, and assist injured individuals on / off playing surfaces.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with lacrosse and/or other contact / collision sports.
  • Athletic Training Student preceptor experience.
  • Working knowledge of electronic health record (EHR) system.
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor.
  • Strong manual therapy skills.


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