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Athletic Trainer, Olympic Sports

University of Oklahoma
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Athletics - Athletic Trainers
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Organization: Athletic Department

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm; frequent evenings and weekends as required

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter

Job Description


The Athletic Trainer, Olympic Sports, under the medical-legal supervision of the head team physician and the head athletic trainer, with primary responsibility to assigned Olympic Sport(s). Responsibilities include prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries within the University's comprehensive athletic medicine program. The Athletic Trainer is empowered with the unchallengeable authority to determine management and return to play of any ill or injured athlete, as the athletic trainer deems appropriate, and authorized with unchallengeable authority to cancel or modify any workout for health and safety reasons, as deemed appropriate.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary medical care provider with dedicated responsibility to assigned Olympic Sport athletes
  • Emergency medicine preparedness
    • Developing and implementing comprehensive emergency action plans
    • Assigned Olympic Sport medical staff preparedness
    • Supply and equipment preparedness
  • Preventing, recognizing, diagnosing, referring, treating, and rehabilitating injuries
  • Establishing criteria for safe return to practice and play and implementing the return-to-play process
  • Establishing and operating treatment facilities for both practice and competition situations that follow national and local standards
  • Determining venue and activity settings requiring the on-site presence of the athletic trainer and team physician and which require that they be available
  • Maintaining accurate medical records for athletes
  • Supervision, education and recruitment of undergraduate and graduate assistant athletic trainers
  • Specific supervision of certified athletic trainer(s) as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer
  • Work with physicians and other allied health care professionals to deliver healthcare to athletes
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer


  • Injury Prevention - athlete focused and program focused with coaches
  • Injury/Illness Evaluation - assess acute conditions and determine plan
  • Injury/Illness Management - implement care & treatment plan
  • Rehabilitation - operative & non-operative rehabilitation
  • Documentation - maintain athlete personal medical record
  • Administration - as warranted tasks with professional medical staff, coaches, compliance, etc.
  • Athlete workout - present for organized/supervised practices and strength & conditioning
  • Sport Competition - attend all home and away competitions

Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree, AND:

  • 12 months of certified athletic trainer experience.

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months of related experience in lieu of the Bachelor's degree for a total of 60 months of experience.


  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer, Certified
  • Licensed or able to get licensed per the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
  • Current CPR/AED certification


  • Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to produce reports and complete work within deadlines
  • Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, coaches, administrators, and other staff
  • Able to demonstrate ability to work well with a diverse group of clients
  • Skill set of manual and therapeutic modalities and evaluation of injury
  • Experience and abilities with a range of injury and illness

Supervision: Possible supervision of student workers

Departmental Preferences:

  • Master's Degree
  • 3 years of experience working with athletes
  • Experience in a collegiate setting
  • Familiarity and compliance with NCAA Bylaws, HIPAA, and FERPA
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of the Athletic Conference

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to engage in repetitive motions and communicate effectively
  • Environmental: Exposure to extreme temperature changes
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including in the heat and cold

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon police records check, Hiring contingent upon driver's license check

Job Posting: Apr 4, 2024
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