Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
4 Year Degree
The Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer/NCAA Athletic Health Care Administrator is responsible for overseeing the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of the athletics injuries for 31 varsity sports programs. The Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer manages a staff of full-time certified athletic trainers. The Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer manages the scheduling of pre-participation physicals, as well as individual medical appointments for student-athletes. RESPONSIBILITIES: •Organize, manage and develop the athletic training program. •Works directly with and under the direction of the team physicians on medically related matters. •Provide emergency care, injury evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of varsity student-athletes’ injuries, as prescribed by the team physicians. •Schedule athletic training staff coverage, as needed, in the athletic training room (s) and at varsity athletic practices and contests, both home and away. •Coordinate annual varsity athletic pre-participation physical examinations. •Maintain and promote professional working relationships with both Columbia University and Barnard College Health Services, as it directly relates to the health care of the varsity student-athletes. •Compile individual varsity student-athletes files consisting of accurate medical histories, insurance information and various consent forms. Maintain proper records of all athletic injuries, treatments, and rehabilitation. •Advise the Offices of Budget and Finance and Risk Management in the selection and purchase of the varsity athletic health insurance coverage. •Process varsity athletic insurance claims and medical bills. •Develop and administer athletic training program budgets. •Purchase supplies and equipment, process orders, and track inventory. •Hire, supervise, evaluate and coordinate all full-time and part-time athletic training room staff, student interns, and work-study personnel. •Coordinate fund-raising activities for special projects in athletic training. •Supervise and coordinate athletic training staff coverage for athletes’ summer conditioning sessions. •Coordinate weekly athletic training clinics in Columbia Health Service. •Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NCAA, Ivy League Conference, University, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations. •Contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Department. •Assume other duties as assigned by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.
•An understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics in a highly competitive academic environment •Dedication to the mission of the University and commitment to gender equity and diversity are essential • Remain in good standing with National Board of Certification licensure and maintain New York State registration, as required, to practice as an Athletic Trainer. •Strong recruiting, teaching and coaching skills •An inherent ability to build and maintain positive relationships with student-athletes, staff and alumni
•Ability to work and communicate with faculty and administrators •Ability to work within the framework of NCAA and Ivy League regulations •Successful background in collegiate coaching, preferably at the NCAA Division I level
Internal Number: 00002525
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