Assistant athletic trainer

Full time/10 months, evening and/or weekend duties as required

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Coordinates all athletic related medical issues, and assist with non-athletic medical issues for the student athletes. Ensures all student athletes have been cleared for collegiate athletics. Provide medical coverage for practice and contests, and evaluate, treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries. Assist and inform the head athletic trainer of issues that may arise with student-athletes. Supervise student workers.


  • Day to day function of the athletic training room, practices and games. Coordinates the distribution, collection and storage of athletic training equipment and supplies.
  • Provide injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for student-athletes.
  • Designs and supervises rehabilitation programs.
  • Work closely with assigned head coaches. (Maintain effective working relationships with coaches, administrative staff, student-athletes and other staff.)
  • Work closely with physicians. Coordinate doctor visits for assigned student-athletes. Oversee the transportation of student-athletes to doctor, hospital, etc., when needed.
  • Record keeping of injuries and rehabilitation (Maintain injury reports in an appropriate time frame for all injuries. Maintain up-to-date health history files, insurance information and rehabilitation records for all student-athletes.)
  • Actively encourage and support the physical well-being of student-athletes by working with the coaches to assure that the student-athletes are physically ready to participate, which includes looking for signs of eating disorders or the use of illegal and/or unhealthful drugs and supplements and taking appropriate preventive measures, and establishing healthy workout and practice schedules.
  • Actively participates in athletic department functions and meetings, and in university committees as assigned.
  • Extensive evening and weekend hours required.
  • Supervision:
    • Supervise student employees to include training, planning, assigning and directing work, coaching, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • Must have a mindset of mentoring employees under supervision. Should be able to lead in a way that sets a good example, promotes teamwork, and encourages a positive, efficient work environment.
  • Other: Handles all other tasks as assigned.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of this job. 


  • Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, NATABOC Certification; Ohio Athletic Training License or eligible, and current CPR\First Aid certification for the Professional Rescuer.
  • Experience: Previous athletic training experience.
  • Skill/Abilities: Excellent written & verbal communication skills, ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Diversity & Faith Commitment:  Bluffton University expects all employees to show respect in the workplace and not to base business decisions on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law. As a religious institution, Bluffton University encourages respectful consideration of the Christian faith.


  • Education/Certification: Master’s degree 
  • Experience: Experience in a college or university setting
  • Skill/Abilities: Experience using Sportsware software.

The physical demands and/or work environment encountered by the employee while performing the essential functions of this job must be met with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Must occasionally lift and/or move to up to 40 pounds 
  • Regularly work in outside weather conditions in fall and spring months.

Reasonable accommodations will be considered and implemented, when possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of this position

Applications are considered complete when all of the following materials are received at the office indicated below:

Review of applications will begin immediately to fill this position as soon as possible.

Send employment application materials to:
Human Resources
Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104

Employment decisions are based on merit and university needs, and not on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by law. As a religious institution, Bluffton University expressly reserves its rights to appoint faculty and staff who share a commitment to the Christian faith which is consistent with the Mennonite/Anabaptist beliefs of the university’s founding and supporting church. EOE.