The Athletic Trainer is responsible for training, exercising, and arranging medical treatment for athletes. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Attends to injuries of athletes and arranges for medical treatment.
Assesses degree of injury, describes injury, symptoms, pains, etc., arranges for transportation to medical facility, if necessary.
Obtains doctors prescriptions, applies cold packs, or heat treatments, and applies treatment to injury. Operates equipment and provides treatment, such as whirlpool and hydrocolloid, as needed. Coordinates training and exercises for sport programs. Determines training needs and plans exercise routine, concentrating on those muscles required in a particular sport. Demonstrates and monitors exercise program and prescribes exercises to individual needs. Ensures first aid, liquids, ice, oxygen, and other precautionary aids are available for use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of first aid treatment and supplies. Knowledge of various sport training programs. Knowledge of game theory, plays, and other fundamental aspects of athletics. Ability to assess injuries and apply prescribed treatments. Ability to assist coach and athletic team with training needs. Ability to demonstrate exercises, plays, positions, etc.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of specialized
training in physical education; plus one year of experience in athletic, physical or strength training, gymnastics, or a related area.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.