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Athletic Trainer I

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College / VP Area: Athletics & Recreation Svcs
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Athletics, Full Time



The Athletic Trainer I, at the University of Delaware is a valued member within the University and Department of Athletics, Community & Campus Recreation (DACCR), upholding and embracing the departmental mission of 'Achieving Excellence Together'. Under the general direction of the Associate AD, Athletic Training, the Athletic Trainer I position is responsible for assisting with all aspects of athletic training for an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program, spirit program, and designated club sport program including, but not limited to rehabilitation of athletic injuries/illnesses, injury evaluation, management, and documentation, treatment/preparation for practices and competitions, on-site coverage, supervision of athletic training students, and assigned team travel.

Major Responsibilities:

Clinical 70%

  • Plans, organizes and delivers treatment/rehabilitation programs specific to student athletes as medically prescribed by the Sports Medicine Physician or Associate AD, Athletic Training.
  • Advises and treats student athletes to maintain physical fitness for participation in athletic competition.
  • Records and maintains appropriate treatment/rehabilitation records for student-athletes.
  • Evaluates athletes physical condition, response and progress and discuss with appropriate physician and Associate AD, Athletic Training.
  • Informs coaches of status of athletes condition.
  • Maintains direct contact with the sports medicine doctors, coaching staff, strength & conditioning staff, University administrators, student athletes and parents.
  • Interfaces with student athletes, staff, coaches, physicians, athletic trainers and auxiliary medical personnel for counseling purposes and information exchange.
  • Provides athletic training coverage for designated sports programs, including practices, home and away contests.
  • Provides AT Room coverage during designated seasons. Sport responsibilities as assigned by Associate AD, Athletic Training. Provides medical emergency coverage to injured student athletes at practices and athletics events as needed.
  • Administers first aid until appropriate medical assistance can be obtained.
  • Arranges for injured athletes to be seen by the team physician or Student Health Center physician.

Supervision of Students 10%

  • Supervises and educates athletic training students in a clinical setting.
  • Stays informed of developments in field.
  • Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings and educational classes and participates in professional associations as appropriate.

Administrative 20%

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree (Masters degree preferred) in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine or related discipline with 2-3 years experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer in intercollegiate athletics. National Athletic Trainers Association BOC certification.
  • State of Delaware Athletic Training licensure eligibility. CPR/AED and First Aid certification, instructor certification preferred.
  • Experience as an approved clinical instructor (ACI) and with the clinical supervision of athletic training students enrolled in a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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