Athletic Training Graduate Assistantship - Masters of Exercise Science

Aurora University
Aurora, IL

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.

Interested applicants must first apply and be admitted to the Master of Exercise Science program on the main campus. For more information regarding admission to the graduate program at Aurora University: apply for the graduate assistantship, please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references including name, telephone and email address to Nicole Pieart, MSEd, ATC, Associate Athletic Director for Health and Safety, [email protected]

Position Purpose: Aurora University, a NCAA Division III institution, invites applications for a graduate assistant in Athletic Training. This is a 12-month position beginning in Summer 2022 and will report to the Associate Athletic Director for Health and Safety. The GA will be expected to adhere to all Aurora University, NATA, NCAA, and Conference rules/regulations including HIPAA and FERPA. The graduate assistantship includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $5,000 per year.

Core Competencies:

  • Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. As a teaching-centered institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to discover what it takes to build meaningful and examined lives. We empower our students to achieve lasting personal and professional success.
  • Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of university business.
  • Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
  • Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists the athletic training staff with the injury prevention, treatment, and comprehensive healthcare for all 24 NCAA intercollegiate athletic teams as well as ACHA club ice hockey teams.
  • Assists the athletic training staff with the daily operation of all Aurora University athletic training facilities, medical coverage for practices, and competitions.
  • Assists in the implementation of all emergency medical procedures.
  • Assists in the implementation and review of all athletic training and athletic department policies and procedures.
  • Works on budgeting and inventory processes.
  • Serves as a CAATE accredited preceptor for AU’s Athletic Training Education Program and assists with other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for documentation of all evaluations, treatments, rehabilitations and referrals, and will assist in reviewing all student-athlete pre-participation medical paperwork.
  • Essential Job Requirements:


    • Bachelor’s degree in athletic training from a CAATE accredited athletic training education program.
    • NATABOC certification required.
    • AED/CPR/First Aid certification required.


    • Previous experience with NCAA Division III athletic preferred.
    • Experience with ATS or similar electronic medical records system preferred.
    • Applicant must possess strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators.
    • Successful applicant must obtain and maintain a State of Illinois Athletic Training License.

    Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

    Apply to:

    Aurora University
    Human Resources
    347 South Gladstone Ave
    Aurora, IL 60506
    630-844-5650 - fax
    [email protected] - email

    Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Working at Aurora University

    Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.


    AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.

    Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.


    AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacrosse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.

    A Brief History of Aurora University

    Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.

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