Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
This position establishes an effective athletic training program for the intercollegiate sports department and all its programs (e.g., women’s volleyball, men’s & women’s rodeo, basketball and soccer).
The Athletics Trainer has the primary responsibilities in the following areas:
Provides preventative and rehabilitative athletic training activities at practices and home athletic events.
Consults with medical care providers who interact with the intercollegiate athletics department.
Assist coaching staff in evaluating and implementing sport specific conditioning programs and methods.
Supervise athletic training students and consults with personnel in the Athletic Training academic program offered through the physical education department.
Provide preventative and rehabilitative athletic training activities at practices and home athletic events including, but not limited to, the following aspects:
Ordering of supplies and equipment pertaining to the athletic training room and maintain an up to date inventory
Develop overall sports medicine program for the College, including: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs and counseling for student-athletes
Administering first aid for athletes injured during practices/events
Assessing athletes’ injuries and developing a rehabilitative program for the individual athlete
Consult with the coaching staff for the various sports relative to the athletes in their respective sports
Keep up to date on respective certifications and literature
Create a safe practice environment by monitoring and controlling environmental risks
Assist in the selection and fitting of protective equipment, including special taping, pads, or braces, etc.
File all necessary reports associated with athletic injuries and/or incidents and maintain a log
Attend Intercollegiate Athletic Department meetings
Travel with athletic teams as needed or as assigned
Assume additional programmatic and project responsibilities as assigned
Provide athletic training services for the College’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary
Coordinate and schedule physical examinations and medical referrals for student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete
Responsible for the formation of the College’s athletic training staff, training and supervision of student athletic trainers in conjunction with Athletic Training academic facility.
Work in conjunction with the coaching staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs
Schedule and coordinate athletic training students for coverage of all team practices and athletic competitions
Assist Athletic Director and administrative assistant in the development of the sports medical program budget
Typical work environment is in a sporting facility/gym and office setting requiring normal safety precautions. Work is usually performed during the normal workday however, occasional early morning, late evening and weekend will be required. Travel to work related events and trainings, and other related duties will be required. Short periods of time will be spent outdoors travelling between campus buildings and between schools in various weather conditions. Noise levels are usually minimal in office setting, but can be moderate to loud at sporting events.
Employee is regularly required to sit, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms. Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds may be required. Less frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required (office supplies, sports equipment, etc…). Occasional work at off-site locations, outdoors, periods of walking and may require carrying materials or supplies. Specific vision requirements require close up with the ability to adjust focus.
Master’s degree in athletic training or related field
Licensed athletic trainer in the state of Wyoming within 30 days of employment
CPR and AED certified
Strong interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong organizational skills.
Computer literacy with of Microsoft Office Suite software and integrated administrative computing software
Valid Driver’s license with good driving record
Knowledge of the role of intercollegiate athletics within the community colleges’ missions.
2 years of experience
Familiarity with NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA governing rules.
Athletic training experience at collegiate level.
To Apply include the following:
Application, complete with 3 references
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment)
Note to Candidates:
Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
Additional Salary Information: This is a 10 month, benefited position.
About Casper College
Casper College is located in Casper – Wyoming’s second largest city located in the geographic center of the state. Wyoming itself is known for its wide-open vistas, amazing scenery and western way of life. Yellowstone Park is five hours away, and Denver is a four-hour drive. Casper College overlooks the city from the foothills of Casper Mountain.
Growth and Diversity
Casper College is one of the largest and most comprehensive community colleges in the region. It has a well-deserved reputation for its academic and technical programs. Established in 1945 as Wyoming’s first junior college and initially located on the third floor of Natrona County High School, Casper College moved to its current site 10 years later. Currently the campus consists of 32 buildings on more than 200 acres. The grounds are distinctive, with terraces that surround the modern buildings.
As the campus has continued to grow, so too has the student enrollment. The first fall enrollment in 1945 was 73. Now, approximately 5,000 students from all over Wyoming, 35-plus states and 20 foreign countries attend Casper College. The college strives to provide students with the right kind of environment to build st...rong foundations for future success. Our students transfer to universities and colleges throughout the United States and join the work force having received state-of-the art technical training.
Casper College develops and maintains educational programs, student support services and activities appropriate to the needs of the communities served. The college provides programs which parallel the first two years of baccalaureate education, prepare students for vocational and professional degrees, and provide valuable lifelong learning opportunities. All programs are supported by traditional and innovative equipment, materials, and resources within the limits of the college’s legal and fiscal responsibilities. Through its over 140 academic transfer and technical and career programs, Casper College has developed a national reputation for its academic standard and outstanding career programs. The instructors at Casper College include more than 160 full-time and about 100 adjunct faculty; 78% of the FTE is taught by masters/doctorate holders.
Higher Education Opportunities
Through our partnerships with institutions including the University of Wyoming, Franklin University, University of Mary, Rush University, Western Governors University and the University of North Dakota students may also pursue bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and many other program specific accrediting authorities.
Casper College benefits greatly from Wyoming’s tax base, which includes the extractive minerals industry – oil, gas, coal and trona. Because of that tax support, tuition here is the lowest in the Western United States. The WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) program decreases the tuition of many out-of-state students as well.
Casper College is the cultural center of Casper, each year hosting artists and guest lecturers and performers. The Gertrude Krampert Theatre is a popular attraction for community residents. The volleyball and basketball teams play to enthusiastic crowds in the Erickson Thunderbird Gymnasium. The Goodstein Foundation Library is one of the finest in the Rocky Mountain region featuring a collection of over 80,000 volumes along with a large periodical subscription, CD-ROM indexes and networked computers. Internationally recognized, the Western History Center on the college campus, is a repository of central Wyoming history including photos and maps. The resources of the Center have been utilized by media such as ABC News, The History Channel, Fuji TV (Japan) and numerous repositories and individual authors.
The City of Casper
With a population of 60,000 Casper provides many of the amenities found in a large city, but without many of the associated large city hassles. There is always something happening with much to see and do. The Casper Events Center, the Nicolaysen Art Museum, historic Fort Casper, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, the National Historic Trails Center and Casper College’s many public events provide a wide variety of cultural opportunities. Outdoor activities from fishing and camping to golf and water sports abound. Casper Mountain provides winter recreation of skiing, both downhill and cross country, as well as snowmobile trails. The community has an outstanding public school system and quality health care services.
As a member of this dynamic community, Casper College is proud of its continuing traditions and contributions to Casper and the state of Wyoming.