Athletic Training Fellow

Michigan, United States
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan is accepting applications for 12-month Post-Graduate Athletic Training Fellowship positions. This athletic training fellowship opportunity will prepare athletic trainers for advanced clinical practice that will enhance the quality of health care to student-athletes, optimize student-athlete outcomes, and improve student-athlete health, welfare, and lifetime wellness through an interdisciplinary model and the utilization of evidence-based practice concepts. The University of Michigan Athletic Training Fellowship aims to further the development of licensed athletic training practitioners into advanced level clinicians and future leaders in the field of sports medicine through mentored clinical education opportunities along with dedicated sport assignments.  Athletic Training Fellows are exposed to multidisciplinary settings of clinical practice, testing, and research, as well as administrative and interpersonal growth and development.


Clinical Education Outcomes Topics:

  • Athletics Healthcare Administration
  • Concussion Prevention, Recognition and Evaluation, Testing, and Management
  • Movement Screening, Corrective Exercise, and Predictive Injury Modeling
  • Athlete Biometric Assessment and Tracking
  • Sports Nutrition Concepts
  • Psychological Aspects of Sports / Mental Health
  • Insurance and Billing
  • Manual Therapy Techniques including Muscle Energy, PNF, Graston Technique, Myofascial Decompression
  • Strength and Conditioning Skills, Techniques, and Program Design
  • Recovery Techniques
  • Athletic Performance Testing and Evaluation
  • Alternative Medicine Techniques
  • Hydro/Aquatic Therapy
  • Advanced taping Techniques
  • Drug Testing
  • Medical Ethics
  • Orthopedic Grand Rounds and Sports Medicine Journal Club

Clinical Environment:

  • Autonomous athletic team care, coverage, and travel through a close mentorship relationship
  • Professional socialization into the NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics work setting
  • Collaborative interdisciplinary work within a sports performance and student-athlete health and welfare model
  • Integrated telemedicine with mentors and physicians
  • State of the art facilities

Possible Team Assignments:

  • Track and Field
  • Rowing
  • Tennis
  • Aquatics (Water Polo and Swimming and Diving)


  • $25,225.00 (12-month fellowship term June 17, 2019-June 12, 2020)
  • Licensure Fees
  • NATA Dues
  • Medical benefits
  • Professional Development (CEU) opportunities
  • Additional opportunities to work camps, clinics, and other per diem opportunities 

Required Qualifications*

  • Masters’ Degree in Athletic Training and/or a related field
  • Current certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC)
  • Current or be eligible for licensure as an athletic trainer within the State of Michigan
  • Current CPR and AED certification
  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong and effective organization and time management skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, diverse, and dynamic athletic working environment
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Appropriate training and adherence to common regulatory requirements of healthcare providers (e.g.  OSHA, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Appropriate training and knowledge of medical documentation and electronic medical records
  • Proven ability to work within an interdisciplinary healthcare and sports performance model
  • Proven ethical behavior.

Desired Qualifications*

Previous experience with manual therapy techniques and experience as a preceptor for athletic training students is also strongly desired.

Additional Information

12-month fellowship term June 17, 2019-June 12, 2020

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.