Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,834 per month.
Internal Number: 525239
Under general supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, will work to prevent athletic injuries by evaluating the student-athlete’s physical condition, establishing a proper conditioning program, develop and administer rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries, including assisting in scheduling and assigning student athletes for therapy. Also coordinate athletic training programs and assist in program development, including coordinating training room operations. When injuries do occur, the Associate Football Athletic Trainer serves as the first responder by recognizing and evaluating the injury, and subsequently developing treatment and rehabilitation programs, incorporating the appropriate therapeutic modalities and use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment.
In the absence of the Head Athletic Trainer, the Associate Football Athletic Trainer is expected to have greater expertise in making clinical judgments regarding injuries and treatment, and is more involved in the development and organization of the sports medicine program.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated as exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 18 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.
The department has within its scope of responsibilities the operation of the athletic medicine program and the respective facilities. This program coordinates the medical care of the varsity and selected club/recreation sports. This includes coordinating pre and post-season physical examinations, as well as in-season clinical examinations and rehabilitation; maintaining proper documentation and records; controlling bid, vendor, and supply inventory; providing educational and career guidance/supervision for athletic training students; and developing professional relationships with physicians, medical providers, physical therapists, and their respective administrations.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to two years of experience as a certified Athletic Trainer in a high school or college environment.
Equivalent to bachelor’s degree in athletic training, physical education, kinesiology or related field of study or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. Course work must include completion of the NATABOC curriculum requirements.
Master’s degree in sports-medicine related area is preferred.
Proficiency with Biodex, SwimEx, and Alter-G.
Additional credentials of advance study in an athletic training related subject matter. Examples are: functional evaluation/rehabilitation, instrumented or manual soft tissue mobilization, Kinesiotape, etc.
6-8+ years of full-time experience as a certified athletic trainer in intercollegiate athletics and/or professional sports is preferred; 3-5 years full-time experience as a certified athletic trainer with a football program in FBS, FCS, and/or NFL is preferred.
Certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification. Must possess and maintain certification in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and first aid. Must stay current with these certifications and submit proof to Head Athletic Trainer.
Must be able to obtain a California Driver’s License within 10 days of hire, and complete SDSU Defensive Driving within one month of hire.
The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 18 sport programs, approximately 500 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.