Athletic Trainer

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
16 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of athletic training/sports medicine services for an NCAA Div. I intercollegiate athletics program competing as a member of the Mountain West Conference with specific sport(s) coverage as determined by Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in health and exercise science, sports medicine, kinesiology, anatomy or related field
  • Current NATA certification required
  • Minimum of three years of previous experience as a certified athletic trainer required, preferably in an intercollegiate sports medicine or athletic training program at the NCAA Division I level
  • Current registration as an athletic trainer with the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) required prior to the start date of employment (see for additional information)
  • High level of clinical athletic training skills
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively and productively within a team-based approach
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a high demand/high stress profession
  • Ability to respond professionally and competently in emergency situations
  • Computer and social media technology competency

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Basketball experience preferred

Diversity Statement

Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Sport Coverage and Clinical Athletic Training Responsibilities


  • Provide prevention and care of athletic related injuries for all sports programs
  • Assume primary responsibility for men’s basketball sport coverage including all off-season conditioning sessions
  • Provide clinical evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses under the general supervision of the designated team physician and in accordance with standards of the NATABOC and state regulatory board
  • Schedule diagnostic testing for student-athletes as indicated and ordered by managing physician; maintain open lines of communication with team physicians and medical providers regarding diagnostic testing
  • Coordinate and manage physician coverage for home basketball games
  • Maintain current certification and credentials consistent with NATABOC and state regulatory agency requirements
  • Coordinate physical exams for incoming men’s basketball and other Olympic sport student-athletes as determined by sport assignment
  • Coordinate physician referrals as part of the injury management process
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date written treatment and injury records in accordance with established medical documentation standards
  • Provide regular communication with coaching staff regarding injury and participation status of student-athletes

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Job Duty Category

Administrative Responsibilities


  • Assist with oversight of Moby Arena Sports Medicine Facility to insure appropriate function, maintenance and accurate inventory control
  • Assist in the development and integration of sports medicine policies and procedures as they relate to the operation of athletic training services, including EAP’s and game day EMS
  • Oversee inventory control; ensure supplies are ordered, delivered, inventoried and stored as appropriate and in a timely manner; coordinate inventory needs with Football staff; maintain budgetary and purchasing compliance
  • Track all Moby arena medical expenditures
  • Verify and document that University and NCAA insurance requirements are met for student-athletes under assigned sport(s)
  • Assist with recruitment, hiring and oversight of athletic training educational interns, graduate students and work-study students
  • Assist with coordination and oversight of athletic training coverage for institutional summer camps
  • Attend meetings as required by the NCAA, MW and University administration
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance
  • Be knowledgeable of and fully comply with all appropriate rules and regulations of Colorado State University, the MW Conference and the NCAA
    • Provide support for the Department’s overall rules education and compliance efforts
    • Report any knowledge of rules violations
    • Prepare, record and retain documentation as required
    • Contribute proactively to a culture of compliance in the program
  • Adhere to the mission statement and guiding principles of the Department and promote commitment to the mission by all staff under your supervision

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested persons are encouraged to submit a letter of application, a complete resume addressing the position’s specific qualifications and responsibilities, and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Search Contact

CSU Athletics Department,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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