Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or a related field. National Athletic Trainer Association certified and Texas State licensing required or must be eligible for and obtain certification and license for continued employment. A minimum of two years athletic training experience at the university, high school, clinical, club level, graduate assistant positions in athletic training or experience in a related field.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Assists the head athletic trainer in coordinating advanced professional skills as assistant athletic trainer through treatment of injuries, counseling, training and proper budgetary management. This position will be working with the track and field program but could include assignments to other sports.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Assists in providing athletic first aid and emergency care for injured athletes. Screens injuries and refers to proper medical specialties. Provides treatment for athletic injuries. Tapes, wraps, pads, and provides protection for athletic injuries. Counsels athletes on nutrition, drugs, and alcohol. Assists in the coordination of and oversees the practical training experience for student-athletic training. Coordinates athletic training activities for visiting teams. Assists in preparing budget for athletic supplies for total program. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 22067
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.