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Athletic Trainer - Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Athletics and Coaching
Athletic Trainer - Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services

Disability Resources and Educational Services

Job Summary
The Athletic Trainer (AT) is part of our Performance and Wellness Team that provides athletic training services and holistic care for the University's athletes with disabilities during their time training and competing in national and international adapted sports. The Athletic Trainer uses their critical thinking skills and talents to provide comprehensive athletic training services to the athletes associated with the University's Varsity Wheelchair Athletics Program including injury evaluation, treatment/rehabilitation, prevention, medical care/triage, and return to sport analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

    Provide athletic and functional training services to student-athletes with disabilities in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act (225 ILCS 5/) and Rules.

    Provide athletic training services for the DRES athletic teams and visiting Paralympic athletes including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary.

    Coordinate the prevention, care, rehabilitation, and evaluation of all athletic related injuries and illnesses sustained during practices and competition, utilizing all the resources within the University and community.

    Provide athletes with evaluation of physical status, injury evaluation, provision/coordination of treatment/rehabilitation and prevention programs, application of physical agents, instruction in proper therapeutic exercise, strengthening and conditioning, improvement of coordination and range of motion, return to playing sports and basic wheelchair skills such as balance and transfers.

    Provide athletic training services at selected educational and/or competitive programs sponsored by the DRES including first response to injury of non-DRES athletes at home tournaments.

    Provide athletic training services at wheelchair sport camps sponsored by DRES during the summer months.
  • Communication/Documentation

    Maintain communication regarding the care of athletes between DRES physical therapist(s), team physician(s), McKinley Health Services and other medical professionals, as needed.

    Communicate with the team coaches the status of injured athletes and work toward compliance with return to sport progression.

    Maintain record keeping for all medical records, medical supplies, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries and illnesses.

    Coordinate with team physician to provide pre-competition physical examinations and health updates.
  • Strength and Conditioning

    Develop & conduct strength and conditioning programs that meet the fitness and sport specific needs of individual athletes and groups of athletes/teams.
  • Travel Coordinator

    Perform travel management responsibilities for away competitions and events.
  • DRES Intern/Volunteer Supervision

    Develop clinical placement partnerships with athletic training programs and provide supervision and instruction to athletic training/pre-athletic training students, graduate assistants, aides, and volunteers.

    Assist physical therapist with maintaining appropriate Occupational and Safety, Health Administration guidelines for the work place.
  • University and Adapted Athletics Collaboration

    Collaborate with the physical therapist in the development of fitness, health and wellness programs for athletes.

    Collaborate with other athletic trainers and strength & conditioning specialists on campus and in the community to address and share best practices.

    Collaborate in research conducted by UI faculty/researchers that relates to persons with disabilities.

    Assist in working toward accomplishing the strategic plan of the university, college, and division.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in health-related field

Certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification; licensed or eligible for licensure by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulations; and evidence of compliance with continuing education requirements established by the Illinois Athletic Training Practice Act and Rule.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in health-related field

Experience with individuals with neuromuscular and/or orthopedic disabilities and in adapted sports and recreation is preferred.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 11/16/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on November 4, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jeannette Elliott ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1012886

Job Category: Education & Student Services

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