Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
The Head Athletic Trainer reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The Athletic Trainer shall develop, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive sports medical program for Claflin University intercollegiate athletics. The Head Athletic Trainer will also perform professional and administrative services essential for the successful implementation and development of the program. Athletic Trainer serves in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries of the student-athletes; is responsible for developing medical methods of treatment for the benefit of student-athletes; handles all phases of sports medicine for the athletics department; responsible for providing the highest quality of service, assistance, and care to athletes, a pre-professional development program; and responsible for participating with information seminars to educate athletes.
Duties include, but are not limited to, continuing to develop an overall sports medicine program for the University, including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes. The Athletic Trainer shall provide athletic training services for the University’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary; and coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete. Head Athletic Trainer shall be responsible for the formation of the University’s athletic training staff, including acclimation and supervision of assistant/associate athletic trainers, graduate assistant athletic trainers and student athletic trainers. Other duties include working with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition, and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student athlete needs; scheduling and coordinating athletic training staff and students for all team practices and athletic competitions; assisting Athletic Director and coordinating Drug Education and Screening Program; evaluating and recommending new techniques and equipment that would enhance the athletic training program; handling confidential medical information; submitting medical reports; maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies; and recording and maintaining documentation. Flexible hours and travel in-state, out-of-state, overnight, and some weekends are required.
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is strongly preferred. Must have three to four years collegiate athletic training experience. Current NATA-BOC certification and South Carolina Athletic Training Licensure-DHEC, demonstration of clinical supervision of athletic training students, graduate of CAHEP or CAATE undergraduate athletic training program or NATA approved graduate program, and current American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR/AED certification required. Must be certified in Basic Life Support-DLS. Candidate must be knowledgeable of office practices and procedures, and NCAA Division II governing procedures and policies. Applicant must be well informed in Microsoft Office, and use of the Internet. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the general public in disseminating and obtaining information; completing tasks; developing and managing a recordkeeping system; and communicating effectively both orally and in writing are required. The applicant must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision.
Application Procedure: Candidates must submit a cover letter, application, resume', and names and addresses of three professional references to:
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office before the closing date. Office Number: 803-535-5635 Job Line Number: 803-535-5394 TDD Number: 1-800-735-8583 (TDD).
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About Claflin University
CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in 1869 and affiliated with The United Methodist Church, is recognized as one of the premier comprehensive institutions in the southeast. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers broad based education in liberal arts and sciences combined with internships and other career focused programs. The institution also has nationally accredited programs: the Business program by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); The Teacher Education program by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); The Chemistry program by the American Chemical Society (ACS); and the Music program by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).Claflin offers the undergraduate degree in 33 areas and three graduate programs: the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Biotechnology, and the Master of Educational Studies. The University serves approximately 1800 students from every region of the United States and 15 countries. U.S. News & World Report, in its 2008 Guidebook to America’s Best Colleges and Universities, rank...ed Claflin tenth among Baccalaureate Colleges in the South and singled out the University for its High Graduation Rate. The latter has also been noted in The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Further, Consumers Digest has recently ranked Claflin University number three nationally in its “Top 5 Best Value” category among Private Colleges and Universities.Throughout its 138-year history, Claflin has proudly upheld its charter to never deny any individual employment or admission to the University because of race, gender or religion.