-Stipend: $11,400 for 10 months (August-May) ($5,700 per semester).
-Opportunity to work outside events during the year (i.e. sport camps).
-Credit Hours: 18 hours of graduate classes per school year
-Housing and Cell Phone Stipend: Housing and cell phone stipend not provided (stipend has been increased to help accommodate)
This position is for two Graduate Assistantships at St. Mary’s University. St. Mary’s University Athletics is a NCAA Division II program that has 13 competing men’s and women’s sports, including the newest additions of esports and STUNT. The Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer works under the supervision of the head athletic trainer and supervises the care of student athletes competing in the St. Mary’s University’s athletic program. The Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers are responsible for the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University’s comprehensive sports medicine program.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate and implement injury prevention programs and customized preventative strategies and programs to each patient -Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries -Providing counseling and education to student athletes -Assist with coordination and scheduling of medical coverage for home and away competitions -Electronic record-keeping and documentation -Work with doctors and other allied health professionals to deliver care to student athletes -Coordinate and provide athletic training services to various teams including team travel -Maintain normal day to day operations of the athletic training room -Referral of injured athletes to appropriate team physicians -Perform other duties not specifically stated
To be eligible for this position, you must
-Hold a bachelor’s degree in athletic training or pending graduation in May 2022
-Currently hold/eligible for Texas Athletic Training Licensure through the Texas Department of State Health Services
-Currently hold/eligible to sit for the NATA BOC certification,
-Hold a current CPR/First Aid/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification,
-Background screening check must be passed
-Be accepted into the St. Mary’s University graduate school.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Applied Knowledge: Athletic trainers must have knowledge of a large range of medical problems.
-Assessment, evaluation skills and working with other healthcare professionals will be required.
-Decision-Making Skills: Ability to think critically and make independent decisions regarding the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and return to play decisions per state licensure guidelines.
-Attention to Detail: Athletic trainers should be thorough and detailed with injury tracking and documentation. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate effectively in high stress/pressure situation when talking to patients, medical professionals, staff and families.
-Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision.
Work is high demand. Lifting 75 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects. Medium strength is required to position patients for examination. May assist patients as needed, helping them on and off the exam table. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Travel Requirements: Required to travel with assigned sports teams
St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.