Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training, Sports Medicine - Physical Therapy
Located five miles from downtown Boston, Tufts University is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the highly-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Tufts students participate in 30 varsity sports, 20 club sports and a number of intramural sports. Tufts Athletics has won ten NCAA team championships since 2010 and has finished in the top 10 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in each of the last seven years, including a program-best 3rd place finish in 2016-17. Tufts Athletics oversees the Physical Education Department and manages all athletics facilities, including the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center that opened in 2012. The Department of Athletics provides student-athletes a dynamic, transformational experience on and off the field. They experience the joy of personal growth inherent in high level competition, while cultivating lifelong connections with teammates, the Tufts community and the world around us.
The Head Athletic Trainer directs all athletic training services for the University’s Athletic Department, including management of athletic training staff and oversight of testing, evaluation, assignment of training regimens, treatment of injuries, rehabilitation and medical referrals. May provide student training to assess physical condition, give advice and assist with treatments for athletes to maintain maximum physical fitness for participation in athletic competition.
Coordinates all medical correspondence between team physicians, health services and student-athletes.
Manages athletic training staff including hiring, training and performance development.
Schedules and coordinates athletic training staff for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions.
Develops policies, procedures and manages delivery of athletic training services including testing, evaluation, assignment of training regimens, treatment or injuries, rehabilitation and medical referrals.
Manages training facilities including budgets, inventory and purchasing.
Manages coordination and communication of services with medical/health services staff for injured athletes. Advises coaches on daily medical status of injured players and make determination of ability for athletes to practice and compete.
Reviews, evaluates and recommends techniques and equipment that enhance sports medicine program. Provides in-service training for injury prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation and other related topics in field.
Serves as primary athletic trainer for specific assigned teams.
Serves as department liaison with the NESCAC athletic trainers
Serves on University and NESCAC committees related to various sports medicine topics (e.g., concussion protocols)
Master’s or Doctoral Degree in related field and 5 years of experience as an athletic trainer in intercollegiate athletics.
National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Certified
Registered as an ATC with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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