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Assistant Athletic Trainer (3222)

Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20007

Company: American University

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Responsible for assisting with the prevention, care, evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment of acute and chronic orthopedic and medical conditions related to participation in intercollegiate athletics. Assisting the Head Athletic Trainer with providing medical treatment for 250 student-athletes and aiding in the day to day administration of the American University Sports Medicine program. This position works under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and Team Physicians.

Essential Functions

  1. Attends athletic events and practices, both home and away to prepare athletes for contests and practices. Responsible for the application of protective and supportive bracing and padding. Assures safety of playing area and available on site at events in case of injury.
  2. Makes initial evaluation of injuries and provides immediate care to injured athletes to determine extent of injury and need for further follow-up medical care. Develops and supervises rehabilitation programs for both minor and long term injuries.
  3. Administers & supervises use of therapeutic modalities for the purpose of conditioning and reconditioning athletes and athletic injuries. Modalities include: whirlpools, electric simulation, ultrasound, hydroculators, cold pack & other cryo-therapy treatments; they are administered under consent from team physician.
  4. Administration of the training room to ensure that the facility runs smoothly: maintains accurate injury and treatment records, tracks inventory; cleans and maintains modalities; cleans, maintains and restocks treatment and taping areas; supervises hourly work study students.
  5. Processing and documenting the handling of insurance claims on behalf of student-athletes for services related to injuries and illnesses directly related to participation in intercollegiate athletics for American University. This involves direct communication with our team physicians, the student-athlete’s primary insurance provider(s) and outside medical provider(s).
  6. Maintains athletic training knowledge through regular attendance at conferences and symposium, regularly reading scholarly articles and journals relevant to the field of athletic training and through continuing research in field of athletic training.
  7. Communicates with team physician, administrators and respective sport head coaches as to the status and progress of injured student-athlete’s.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position reports directly to the Head Athletic Trainer.
  • Assisting the Head Athletic Trainer in the responsibility of the overall well-being and physical readiness for 250 student-athletes. This involves injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Direct supervision of not less than 2 varsity teams; provide care for 250 student-athletes.

Work Environment

  • This position requires travel and a considerable time above regular daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly University work schedule requirements.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time
  • Specialist B
  • Exempt

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field, BOC Inc.
  • Certification and CPR/AED Certification are required.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working at the NCAA Division-I level preferred; experience working with college athletics preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


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