Job Information

University of Utah Athletic Trainer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN27778B

Job Title Athletic Trainer

Working Title Athletic Trainer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00327 - Athletics Department

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $45,000 - $65,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Help develop and implement an overall Athletic Training program which includes and is not limited to: injury prevention programs, injury evaluations, injury management, injury treatment and rehabilitation, recording of athletic injuries, coordinating care and referral of athletes with other allied health professionals, dealing with insurance issues, and educational programs and counseling for student-athletes.

Primary sport responsibility is Men’s Lacrosse


Improves physical fitness of athletes for participation in various sports by prescribing routine and corrective exercises to strengthen muscles. Recommends special diets to build up health and maintain weight conditions to ensure athletes are in good physical condition to participate in athletic activities. Treats athletes to relieve soreness, sprains and bruises, thereby assisting the athlete to overcome minor injuries. Renders first aid, calls for medical care for seriously injured athletes and assists when needed in aiding the injured. Takes preventive measures against potential injuries, maintains complete records of all injuries, recommendations, medications and treatments given to the athletes, while maintaining an acute awareness of the liability factors in the treatment processes given. Ensures each athlete receives an annual physical examination to monitor the physical condition of each player.

Minimum Qualifications

Provide Athletic Training services (prevention, treatment, evaluation, rehabilitation, and recording of athletic injuries, coordinating care of athletes with other allied health professionals, dealing with insurance issues, and communicating with coaches, parents and athletes- these services are to be provided for all team practices, training sessions, and games) with Men’s Lacrosse and other teams as determined by the Director of Athletic Training.

Provide referrals to student athletes to team physicians and other allied health professionals

Supervise and support the Athletic Training Staff in the clinical supervision of Student Athletic Trainers

Assist with staff and doctors, the development and implementation of policies in relation to the care of our student athletes

Compile injury and treatment statistics for program for assigned sports

Administrative duties as determined by the Director of Athletic Training

Ensure consistent communication and follow up of student-athletes well-being to Athletic Department administrators, personnel, and team physicians.

Coordinate physical examinations and medical referrals for assigned student-athletes to determine their ability to practice and compete.

Evaluate and recommend new techniques and equipment that would enhance the benefit of the sports medicine program.

Work in collaboration with the strength and conditioning, nutrition, mental wellness, physical therapy, and sport science staff to ensure safety in the design and implementation of fitness, nutrition, preventative programs, and conditioning programs customized to meet individual student-athlete needs.

Assist in managing Athletic Training Facilities (includes inventory, maintenance of physical facility and equipment, and staffing)

Aid the Athletic Training Education Program in the recruitment and selection of Student Athletic Trainers

Supervise student Athletic Trainers as they provide services to our athletes as a preceptor of the Athletic Trainer Education program

Maintain Athletic Training Certification and State Licensure by attending educational courses, seminars, home study courses approved by the National Athletic Training Association


Two years of Athletic Training experience post certification

Additional certifications and/or experience in rehabilitation, sports performance, and implementing preventative strategies

Familiarity and compliance with PAC 12 governing rules

Must have physical ability to work long hours which includes standing and walking for long periods of time

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.