Athletic Trainer

Vacancy Number:  994

Job Summary:  The Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing care to intercollegiate student-athletes for eleven sports teams at Fort Valley State University (FVSU).

This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Abides and complies with all applicable NCAA, SIAC, and FVSU policies, rules and regulations
  • Attends practices and games
  • Recognizes and evaluates injuries
  • Applies protective or injury-preventive devices such as tape, bandages, and braces
  • Provides first aid or emergency care
  • Develops and carries out rehabilitation programs for injured athletes
  • Administers treatment as ordered by the University physician
  • Travels with athletic teams in order to be available at sporting events
  • Refers the student-athlete to the University physician for medical attention in the event of a major injury or illness. In the case of an emergency or the absence of the University physician, the trainer makes arrangements for the student-athlete to receive competent medical care
  • Assists the University physician in determining if a student-athlete is physically able to compete
  • Notifies the respective head coach of the ineligibility of any candidate who fails to pass the University physician’s examination and sees that such candidate does not participate in the sport until certified by the University physician
  • Keeps records of all athletes’ injuries and is responsible for completing insurance forms for athletic injuries
  • Submits annual report of claims, injuries and rehabilitation, and recommendations of training regiments
  • Attend meetings with the coaching staff and individual student-athletes
  • Submits recommendations for cost/expense savings in the sports medicine department in regards to rehabilitation, physician visits, and insurance
  • Reports to the Athletics Director and is subject to the supervision of the University physician
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Certification and must either possess or be eligible for Georgia License
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and SIAC rules and regulations governing recruitment, eligibility and related functions
  • A working knowledge of common medical terminology
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Master’s degree
  • CPR/AED Instructor Certification
  • Experience working at the collegiate level

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to handle high levels of stress and anxiety

Working conditions:

  • Travel with teams to away games
  • Evenings, weekends during practice and games
  • Working outdoors on sports fields

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to stand or walk for an extended period of time
  • Lift or carry up to 100 pounds
  • Frequently required to bend, squat, kneel, reach overhead, lift overhead
  • Must be able to demonstrate/perform various exercises and movements


 Interested persons MUST submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • FVSU Application (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Cover Letter (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) – Diploma copies are not accepted in lieu of transcripts
  • List of three (3) Professional References including their contact information

Complete application packets should be emailed to, with the Job Title and Job Number in the subject line. Application packets that do not contain ALL required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

The deadline to apply is September 7, 2016.