We are looking for a dedicated Certified Athletic Trainer who will be invested in the success of our athletes. The Certified Athletic Trainer will work with medical professionals and coaches to evaluate athletes’ condition, establish plans for diet, fitness and treatment, and tract progress towards health and fitness goals. You should be motivated to assist athletes, and coaches realize their potential and possess a strong understanding of sports-related injuries and treatments. This position will not include a football program.
An Certified Athletic Trainer’s responsibilities include a range of services, from diagnosing and designing nutrition plans for the athlete’s needs to rehabilitation after an injury. An Certified Athletic Trainer can also advise on how best to maintain overall health by following proper exercise routines.
To be a successful Certified Athletic Trainer, you should be committed to ensuring athletes accomplish their health and fitness goals and receive the proper training and treatment. You should be caring, knowledgeable, and passionate about the success of your athletes.
Ultimately, you will work on-site at athletic events to provide emergency medical care and rehabilitation services after an athlete has been injured.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Working with coaches, athletes, and medical professionals to evaluate the player’s condition.
- Creating exercise and nutrition plans.
- Speaking to coaches, family members, and athletes to set health and fitness goals.
- Designing training and rehabilitation programs for athletes.
- Using knowledge of sports-related injuries to diagnose and treat athletes.
- Referring athletes to another doctor or other medical professionals.
- Assisting and monitoring injured players as they heal and progress towards recovery.
- Maintaining records relating to athlete condition and training, diet, and treatment plans.
- Handling support tasks, such as maintaining inventory, assisting with budgets, or restocking supplies.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong understanding of the challenges athletes face, proper nutrition, sports injuries, and treatment options.
- Understanding of first-aid treatments, massage, and physical therapy techniques and equipment.
- Detail-oriented, analytical, and attentive.
- Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills.
- Bachelor’s degree in athletic training; master’s preferred.
- Must have a valid state license or certification.
- Proven education or experience is desired.
- CPR and First Aid certification.
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and travel with sports teams as needed.
Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.
Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.
Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
How to Apply:
To apply for the Athletic Trainer – Certified position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information, cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.