Assistant Athletic Trainer (Athletic Trainer I) (504001)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation

Job Description



Position Summary

Under general supervision of the Sr. Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Medicine, the Assistant Athletic Trainer performs the full range of clinical athletic training functions, which involves the planning, organization, and delivery of daily athletic training services to students involved in athletics. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: prevent, recognize, and assess athletic injuries; implement preventive and rehabilitation programs to treat athletic injuries; inform coaching staff on the status of injuries and treatment plants; advise students on how to prevent injuries and maintain their physical condition; and regularly evaluate the physical condition of student athletes.

This position also provides support to the COVID-19 screening team to check-in scheduled employees, student-athletes, or visitors to the Fowler Athletic Center and other Athletic venues according to established safety protocols to include checking temperatures, entering medical data, reviewing wellness questionnaires and distributing wristbands.

For more information regarding SDSU Athletics, click here.

This recruitment is to fill multiple positions that may support aquatics & recreational sports/athletes. These positions are full-time (1.0 time-base), benefit-eligible, temporary positions anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022 with the possibility of reappointment. These positions are designated exempt under FLSA and are 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.

Education and Experience

Knowledge & Abilities:
  • General knowledge of the principles and practices of athletic training including conditioning, injury prevention, injury assessment and rehabilitation; full range of therapeutic modalities and their practical use and physiological basis; other therapeutic preventions and treatments such as taping, bracing, and massage; effective use of rehabilitation and exercise equipment; rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the campuses' governing national collegiate athletic associations (e.g., National Collegiate Athletics Association or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) pertaining to student athletes, their training, sports medicine care, and health and safety; Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards for handling blood borne pathogens; maintaining medical records, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards; and following insurance procedures.
  • Ability to effectively assess and evaluate injuries and their severity; develop conditioning and rehabilitation programs and manage and treat injuries; use the full range of appropriate therapeutic modalities and treatments and rehabilitation and exercise equipment to treat and prevent injuries; determine the appropriate referrals for athletes to other health care professionals; recognize life threatening situations and administer the appropriate emergency aid; use a computer to perform medical, insurance and other recordkeeping functions; and work in an environment with competing priorities. Incumbents must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians and other health professionals.

  • 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 Board of Certification (BOC) curriculum requirements.

License and Certifications:
  • Possess and maintain Board of Certification (BOC) certification for Athletic Trainer. Some positions may require a valid California driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in assigned sport at collegiate, international, and/or professional team level as a certified Athletic Trainer for two to five years beyond bachelor's degree, which may include a graduate assistantship.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Prior experience performing inventory, budget, and insurance duties in a sports medicine environment.

Specialized Skills
  • Current knowledge of medical supply vendors, quality, and costs. Ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with student-athletes, coaching staff, medical providers, parents, and administrative staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills of those of a medical professional. Must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills to develop effective working relationships with athletes and serve as a liaison among athletes, coaching staff, parents, physicians, and other health professionals.
  • Ability to travel to away contests.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required
  • Certification by the National Athletic Trainers' 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 Sr. Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Medicine.
  • California Driver's License, or ability to obtain within 10 days of hire.
  • SDSU defensive driving within one month of hire.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,571 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,571 - $6,892 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 11, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by October 10, 2021.

University employees that have direct job responsibilities involving intercollegiate athletics are expected to have knowledge and understanding of NCAA, conference and University rules, policies and procedures governing intercollegiate athletics. Additionally, he or she is required to notify the appropriate personnel of any knowledge of, or should have known of, any violation or suspected violation of NCAA, conference, or University regulations.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Jasleen Aguilar at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map