Athletic Trainer Job Description

Athletic Trainer Job Description

4.9
201 votes for Athletic Trainer
Athletic trainer provides career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects.

Athletic Trainer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective athletic trainer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included athletic trainer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects
Athletic Training room coverage and evaluation of students/athletes as arranged by the requesting high school or organization
Athletic Event coverage as requested by the high school or organization
Prepares, sets-up cleans and maintains athletic training area/room at designated high school or organization
Maintains inventory and assists with ordering of supplies as needed
Documents patients’ progress and response to treatments in the medical record
Requires the physical abilities to observe, listen, and communicate effectively with athlete, coach, and a variety of other professional/individuals
Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, squat, stoop, sit, stand, walk, for emergency care, evaluation and treatment of the athlete’s condition (may on occasion require use of force in order to control up to the weight of the patient) for evaluation of strength, transfers, balance (loss of), and functional/sports status
Requires ability to stand and walk throughout an 8 hour shift
Perform rooming and vitals according to Clinic Division standards by verifying Name and DOB

Athletic Trainer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Athletic Trainer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, BOC, NATA, AED, AHA, CSCS, NATABOC, ACLS, CEU

Education for Athletic Trainer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the athletic trainer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Athletic Training, Athletic, Education, Athletics, Health, Sports Medicine, Athletic Training Education, Medical, Graduate, Communication

Skills for Athletic Trainer

Desired skills for athletic trainer include:

Workers’ compensation and OSHA regulations
Anatomy/physiology
Current treatment techniques and functional progressions
Athletic Training and continuing trends in the industry
Medical terminology
Current advancements and trends
Methods to evaluate treatment effects
Rehabilitation equipment and its proper use
Anatomy
Growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated

Desired experience for athletic trainer includes:

Clinic note must be well documented and if applicable use scribe statement
Serve as a liaison between the department and medical personnel, sports dietitian, coaches, parents, and student-athletes
Provide emergency services for student injuries sustained during physical education classes, team practices and athletic events
Apply therapeutic and protective bandaging, wrapping, strapping and padding to athletes
Arrange screening, referral and transportation of injured athletes to physician or hospital as necessary
Assist in the selection of athletic equipment, conditioning/weight room equipment and supplies

Athletic Trainer Examples

1

Athletic Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an athletic trainer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for athletic trainer
  • Please note that this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee
  • Maintains, completes, and submits electronic and written documentation
  • Provide day-to-day sports medicine operations for professional/school sports teams
  • Collaborate with the Athletic Trainer-Lead and/or physical therapists as needed
  • Assist in prevention strategies, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for players’ medical problems under the direction and supervision of the team Medical Director and Athletic Trainer-Lead or Clinical Supervisor/Manager
  • Properly assess, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries upon the advice consent, and oral or written prescription of a physician
  • Perform assessments and evaluations
  • Organize physician notes and radiographic studies
  • Guide patients through the physical exam and post-appointment processes
  • Liaison between physician and patient
Qualifications for athletic trainer
  • Oversee the Athletic Trainer (AT) program in the capacity of athletic injuries, prevention, safety and welfare of FBI New Agent Trainees (NATs), National Academy (NA), staff and other students
  • Performs administrative duties, budget, medical record documentation, medical resources management and maintenance, and other duties as assigned by the Medical Officer
  • Attend scheduled high risk activities such as the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Point Runs, NA Challenge Runs, and other events as assigned
  • Work withing the score and practice and state standards of the Certified Athletic Trainer in the State of Virginia and as defined by the American Medical Association
  • Employ current standards, modalities and manual therapy with the scope of practice and the state standards of the Certified Athletic Trainer in the State of Virginia
  • Education and training of FBI Physical Training Unit ({TU), instructors, students, in the prevention of athletic injuries
2

Athletic Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of athletic trainer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for athletic trainer
  • Casting, splinting and DME/brace fitting
  • Perform therapeutic exercise
  • Administer gait training
  • Instruct in home exercise programs
  • In-office procedures
  • Braces, stints, casting
  • Sports Physicals
  • Pre-exam work-ups
  • Concussion screening
  • Maintain and order necessary supplies as needed according to established needs
Qualifications for athletic trainer
  • Maintain cleanliness, functional maintenance, and schedule calibration as needed of athletic training equipment and supplies
  • May act as emergency care personnel, and function as as EMT (if certified to do so.)
  • Provide monthly activity reports to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and Medical Officer (MO) as required
  • Maintain professional development and attend training to stay current and abreast of current trends, information and practices
  • Maintain a current license and status as a certified Athletic Trainer
  • Must be able to transport various items, including chafing dishes, cases of drinks, shakes, food, multiple times per day
3

Athletic Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of athletic trainer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for athletic trainer
  • Communicates with the organization's athletic trainer after coverage is provided
  • Develops treatment and rehabilitation programs for injured athletes, in conjunction with team physicians, and tailored to the needs of the individual athlete and his/her sport
  • Serves as a liaison between athletes, coaches, head athletic trainer, and team physicians
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service programs
  • Screens pre-season health histories in order to identify potential problems
  • Provide athletic training coverage/support for sport team/school
  • This position will require regular work hours, evening, weekend, and holiday times
  • Prepares age and prognosis appropriate prevention, treatment and rehabilitation under the supervision of the physician/advanced practice clinician
  • Performs on-field immediate care for injury, recommending physician or therapy follow up
  • Maintains injury log per contractual agreement and documents per policy and procedure manual
Qualifications for athletic trainer
  • Proficiency with manual therapy
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from an accredited institution
  • Current certification as an Athletic Trainer, issued by the National Board of Certification (BOC)
  • PA licensed or eligible as Athletic Trainer
  • CPR Healthcare/BLS Certification
  • One (1) year’s experience in a traditional setting
4

Athletic Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of athletic trainer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for athletic trainer
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations
  • Provide athletic training coverage/support for sport team/school assignment(s) as directed by the Clinical Supervisor for Rehab Services or Sports Medicine
  • Provide and assist in the coordination of activities that include injury prevention, immediate assessment/evaluation/treatment of injuries and appropriate triage of injuries
  • Primary responsibility will be as an outreach athletic trainer to local high schools (all within 10 miles of Michigan Technological University)
  • Provide initial evaluation and emergency first aid for athletic injuries
  • Determine appropriate therapeutic methods and use of therapeutic devices for athletic injuries
  • Maintain health records for student athletes
  • Provide on-site medical care coverage for home and visiting teams on game days
  • Maintain inventory of necessary equipment, supplies, and medication
  • Communicate with doctors, insurance companies, and coaches regarding student athlete injuries and treatments
Qualifications for athletic trainer
  • Reference Letters 1,2,3 (letters that applicant may have available at the time of applying)
  • Master’s Degree in athletic training, exercise science, sports or health care administration, or other related
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with students, physicians, staff and co-workers
  • Minimum 1 year preferred
  • Currently, many of the injuries our student-athletes incur are a result of a lack of proper strength and condition since our athletic training coverage is on a per diem basis
  • Will allow for the development of lines of communication between the Athletic Department and doctors when more serious injuries occur
5

Athletic Trainer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an athletic trainer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for athletic trainer
  • Athletic Training.Provide services for athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary
  • This is a full time 12-month position with responsibilities for providing medical coverage for Union County College athletic teams clinical hours within the concussion center assisting the physicians providing care for the patients
  • UCC position includes 10 weekly clinical office hours home game coverage which can include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Administrative duties at UCC can include but are not limited to manage annual pre-participation physicals, budget and inventory management, game coverage scheduling, and management of EMR system
  • Clinical concussion office hours are primarily in the Morristown office, but may also be in both the Summit and West Orange office if additional support is needed
  • Additionally, support with the concussion center community outreach events and lectures, assist with social media accounts, and assistance with other athletic event coverage as needed
  • Educate student-athletes on injuries and preventive measures
  • Evaluate and manage injuries with referrals, surgery and follow up care
  • Coordinate and implement rehabilitation programs
  • Be present at practices and games as scheduled, both home and away
Qualifications for athletic trainer
  • For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times, avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards
  • Five years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Ability to design and implement effective fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs for college-level athletes
  • Current CPR certification, AED and First Aid certification
  • Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training or related field and two years of athletic training experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above
  • Must have National Athletic Trainers' Association membership and be Board of Certification certified

Related Job Descriptions

Resume Builder

Create a Resume in Minutes with Professional Resume Templates