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Athletic Trainer

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Athletics and Coaching

Posting Number: req11133

Department: Campus Health and Wellness

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona (UArizona), Campus Health Service (CHS), in collaboration with the Campus Recreation Center (Campus Rec), is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Athletic Trainer. This position will be responsible for providing for the prevention and care of athletic related injuries for all club sports. This position will report to both the CHS Coordinator for Sports Medicine and the Assistant Director, Sport Programs at Campus Recreation. This is a full-time benefits eligible position that will work on an academic schedule (9-months).

The CHS was the first fully accredited college health service in the nation and in the Princeton Review, the CHS has been ranked in the top 4% for Best Health Services for the past six years. The CHS is committed to positioning itself as an exceptional student health center by fostering an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse backgrounds of our employees and the community we serve. It is a diverse organization of over 160 employees who are committed to improving the health and safety of college students. For more information on the CHS, please go to

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prevention and care of athletic related injuries for all Campus Recreation Club Sports, and as needed the Adaptive Athletics & ROTC programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of and observe pertinent OSHA regulations to minimize the risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of the athletic training program for Club Sports teams while working under the direction of the UArizona Campus Health team physicians to carry out:
  1. Prevention of injuries
  2. Evaluation of injuries
  3. Emergency treatment of injuries
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for UArizona Campus Rec Club Sports athletes.
  • Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for injured Club Sports injured participants in conjunction with the Coordinator for Sports Medicine at the CHS.
  • Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters and standard of care regarding use of therapeutic agents for treatment and rehabilitation of injured student athletes and participants.
  • Attend practice sessions and athletic contests/tournaments/camps as assigned by the Assistant Director, Sport Programs.
  • Prepare UArizona Club Sports student athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations, and utilizing protective devices such as tape, wraps, splints, braces as necessary.
  • Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with those injuries.
  • Identify acute injuries and provide first aid & triage, including injury assessment, return to play decisions, and additional medical referral.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with UArizona Club Sports coaches, members of their teams, and other staff as necessary.
  • Refer all injuries to UArizona CHS provider staff for follow up care, follow up evaluation, and follow up treatment plans as indicated.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date injury records, treatments, and correspondence with coaching staffs.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director, Sport Programs on the ordering and inventory of all Club Sports medical equipment and supplies.
  • Supply each sport club team with the necessary minimal medical equipment, upon request, for their team's athletic competition.
  • Coordinate educational opportunities for Club Sports teams and their coaching staffs.
  • Establish a minimum standard of care in conjunction with the Assistant Director, Sport Programs and the Coordinator for Sports Medicine at the CHS to define specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or program staff in the event of a medical emergency, should the athletic trainer not be present at a UArizona facility.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Arizona, or will be by date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified CPR-PR/AED.
  • N.A.T.A. Certified.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Athletics

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Sports Medicine

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Patricia R. Morales, PHR

HR Manager

Campus Health Service

(520) 626-6903

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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