Head Football Athletic Trainer

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Head Football Athletic Trainer, UTC Athletics  Requisition # 18000000ON 


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a NCAA Division I and Southern Conference member, seeks a highly motivated professional for the position of Head Football Athletic Trainer. This is a 12-month, exempt position. Responsibilities include: 

  • Responsible for coordination and delivery of Athletic Training and Sports medicine services for FCS Football student-athletes. 
  • Performing assessments and providing initial care for athletic injuries. Coordinate rehabilitation with team physicians.
  • Communicating directly with the Head Football coach and the coaching staff as it relates to the injuries and illnesses of the student athletes.
  • Overseeing the other Staff Athletic Trainers assigned to the football program. Effectively communicate and collaborate with the Director of Physical Development. 
  • Designing therapeutic intervention and establish individual exercise programs for specific conditions.
  • Preparing student athletes for practices and games, apply taping, special padding and bracing techniques.
  • Assisting in maintaining athletic training facilities and inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Participating in meetings, athletic clinics, and camps.
  • Supervising athletic training students (must be ACI eligible).
  • Handling treatment scheduling, overseeing medical records, maintaining/updating rehabilitation progress reports and reporting injuries to NEXTT injury and illness data system (ensuring HIPAA compliance).
  • Overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the Vivature Injury and Illness Recording System for the Sports Medicine Program.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field. Must have NATABOC certification. Must be eligible for licensure in Tennessee. A minimum 10 years of athletic training experience is required. Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills. Physical effort required for practice/game preparation and positioning athlete’s body during emergency care management and rehabilitation.


NFL experience and Division I Football experience. Superior skills and experience with Web based Injury Tracking System.

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a list of 3 references, unofficial transcripts, and a cover letter detailing your related experience, how you can advance the mission of SCEA, as well as specific examples of how this position aligns with your professional goals and objectives.

Applications must be sent electronically to: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_chattanooga/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000000ON

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 5/14/2018
Application Due: 7/13/2018
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