Assistant Athletic Trainer

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia

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

Job Details

Assistant Athletic Trainer 
Job Location1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia
Tracking Code2017-306

Shenandoah University’s Office of Athletics is accepting applications for an Assistant Athletic Trainer. This is a full-time benefited position located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.


    Applied Knowledge: Athletic trainers must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems. Assessment, evaluation skills, and working with other healthcare professionals will be required.Decision-Making Skills: Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and return-to-play decisions per state licensure guidelines.Attention to Detail: This should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation with an electronic medical records system. Assist in coordinating and scheduling medical coverage for practices and events.Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in high-stress/pressure situations when talking to student-athletes, medical professionals, staff, and families.Must have the ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    Onsite care and management of injuries and illnesses include prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation.Assess the risk of injury, perform ergonomic evaluation and coaching, self-care implementation, and overall wellness promotion.Electronic documentation of all student-athlete encounters.Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs and preventative strategies and programs customized to each student-athlete.Minimize the risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies.This position mentors those students in the graduate athletic program and supervises those students participating in the federal work-study program.Follow the NATA Code of Ethics as well as understand and follow HIPAA and FERPA regulations.Remain current on all Virginia state and national requirements for license renewal.Agree to comply with all University, ODAC, and NCAA bylaws and legislation.Other duties and secondary duties as assigned by the supervising head athletic trainer for the operation of the athletic department and/or the athletic training department.

Required Skills

  • CPR/AED Certification for Health Care Professionals/First Responders
  • BOC Certification
  • Current License to Practice as an Athletic Trainer in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • NATA Membership
  • Good standing with the Athletic Trainer Board of Certification and the Virginia Board of Medicine

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training; Master's degree preferred
  • Experience with a variety of sports

How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required and a satisfactory driving record may be required as a condition of hire.

Shenandoah University values individuals' and communities' unique and diverse perspectives locally and globally. It seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Salary TypeNot Applicable


We are Shenandoah

Some places radiate special qualities — Shenandoah is one. At Shenandoah lives are illuminated by a love of learning, collaboration, service and a deep, shared history. Its name and location evoke images of legends, natural beauty, exploration, and timelessness. Shenandoah University embraces and reflects its storied valley home, educating students as radiant and warm as mythical lights inspiring Shenandoah’s meaning: “the sons and daughters of the stars.”

This green, fertile, and enchanting land has attracted people for thousands of years, inspiring stories, songs, and lives marked by joy, scholarship, accomplishment, and delight. That legacy remains vibrant to this day, as the leader of the future call upon the rich echoes of the past for inspiration.

We are all part of this timeless story. We are Shenandoah.


Mission & Vision Statements

Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners; and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation and the world.

Shenandoah University will be nationally recognized for forward thinking programs that produce competitive and purposeful graduates.


Shenandoah's History

Dayton, Virginia was Shenandoah’s home for 85 years. In 1875, the university was founded there as Shenandoah High School. Over the next 85 years, the institution changed names six times but always kept “Shenandoah” as part of its name. In 1946, the school nearly closed due to financial concerns. Rather than closing the school, university president Dr. Forrest S. Racey oversaw the move to Winchester. The last classes in Dayton began in the fall of 1959 with an enrollment of 159 students. Shenandoah opened its doors in Winchester in September 1960.


In Winchester, the school began to thrive and, in 1991, became Shenandoah University. 


The Shenandoah of Today


The university now spans 5 locations: 

Shenandoah offers over 150 academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students across seven schools:

Join a university community that brings high energy to learning and activities on and off campus. With 21 men’s and women’s athletics teams and more than 90 clubs and organizations, jump into life on a vibrant campus. Countless international programs expose our students, staff, and faculty to the world and teach them to become global citizens.



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