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Assistant Athletics Trainer

Assistant Athletics Trainer

Assistant Athletics Trainer

Department of Athletics/Sports Medicine
McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Athletics Trainer in the Department of Athletics/Sports Medicine.  This is a full-time, 12–month, unclassified position.  The appointment is available August 1, 2018. 

Position Description and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Sports Medicine, the Assistant Athletics Trainer will assist in the development and implementation of a program for the prevention and care of athletic injuries to student-athletes; administer first aid and emergency care; treat injuries and provide rehabilitation according to medical directions and standard medical practice. Additionally, the Assistant Athletics Trainer will:

  • Devise and recommend methods of preventing injuries and provide long-term reconditioning programs as necessary.
  • Inspect athletic venues and athletic equipment to eliminate hazards.
  • Administer first aid and emergency medical care including lifesaving procedures to student-athletes.
  • Recognize athletic injuries and take appropriate steps in managing injuries including referral to appropriate medical facilities.
  • Administer therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and other physical therapy treatments.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed injury and treatment records of all patients.
  • Make decisions concerning the participation status of injured athletes following guidelines from the standard orders.
  • Provide medical coverage during team practices, away and home games.
  • Assist the team physicians with pre-participation physical examinations for student-athletes.
  • Oversee, direct, and train the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers.
  • Serve as a preceptor for students in the athletic training education program.
  • Maintain the Sports Medicine Clinic and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with student-athletes, coaches, athletic department staff and other members of the Sports Medicine team.
  • Assist in the ordering of athletic first aid supplies and equipment.
  • Assist the Director of Sports Medicine in the review and submission of athletic insurance claims.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine.


  • Master’s degree required.

Experience and Knowledge of:
  • Methods, practices, terminology, and procedures used in athletic training activities including recognition and prevention of injuries.
  • Principles and techniques used in the application of therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and other physical therapy treatments.
  • Principles and practices of providing work direction.
  • Principles and techniques of physical conditioning and exercise.
  • Policies, procedures and objectives of physical education and athletic programs.
  • Advanced principles of anatomy and physiology.
  • Symptoms of various athletic injuries and applicable treatment and first aid methods.
  • Various types of therapeutic treatments, equipment and conditioning programs.
  • NCAA policies.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Record keeping techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Licenses and Other Requirements:
  • BOC-ATC Certification
  • Registered or eligible for licensure as an athletic trainer by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • First Aid and CPR Certification

Working Conditions:
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work variable work hours including evening and weekend assignments.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to work indoors/outdoors.
  • Ability to twist, stand, reach and bend.




Position is open until filled.

Application Materials and Contact:

Applicants should submit: Letter of Application, Resume, References, (name phone number, and e-mail address of at least three) for the application process. Please electronically submit the required documents to: Tanner Stines at

Tanner Stines, Assistant AD & Chair
McNeese State University
Phone: (337) 475-5215
TDD: (337) 562-4227

Additional Information:

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.