Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer


The Assistant Athletic Director is responsible for onsite care and management of athletics injuries including prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation.  Often includes doctor’s appointments, surgeries, and long-term physical therapy. 


  • Onsite care and management of injuries and illnesses including: prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation.
  • Assess risk of injury, perform ergonomic evaluation and coaching, self-care implementation and overall wellness promotion.
  • Electronic documentation of all patient encounters.
  • Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs and customize preventative strategies and programs to each patient.
  • Minimize risk of injury through awareness, education and prevention strategies.
  • Provide accommodation recommendations, related to sport, for student athletes with restrictions or limitations. 
  • Communicate with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of athletes.
  • Carry out medical care for assigned student-athletes per the sports medicine standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for administrative and other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Excellent communication skills, supervisory and management skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
  • Applied Knowledge: Athletic trainers must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems. Assessment, evaluation skills and working with other healthcare professionals will be required.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
  • Attention to Detail: Athletic trainers should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situation, when talking to patients, medical professionals, staff and families.
  • Practice confidentiality in all areas.
  • Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision.
  • Manage and lead specific teams, supervise interns and student workers.
  • Work is medium demand, lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects.
  • Medium strength is required to position patients for examination. May assist patients as needed, helping them on and off the exam table.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Success working with college athletes
  • Personal relationship with Christ.
  • BOC Certification/SC state athletic training licensure.
  • Valid driver license.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree.


CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.

Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application.

Columbia International University
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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