Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer – Western Texas College 11/16

November 17th, 2017

Western Texas College

Western Texas College

Position Opening: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Department: Athletics (Start Date January 2018)


Position Summary: The successful candidate will assist the Head Athletic Trainer with recruitment of potential athletic training students, skill instruction, practice and game coverage, and rehabilitation and treatment of athletic injuries.


  • Insure that all athletes have had physical examinations prior to the start of any season.
  • Insure that all WJCAC guidelines and NJCAA regulations are fulfilled with regard to athletic trainer presence at WJCAC and NJCAA sporting events.
  • Provide, either directly or indirectly, for immediate treatment or first aid for injured athletes during the course of athletic events or practice.
  • Make suitable arrangements for injured athletes to get the necessary medical advice and treatment from physicians or sports medicine clinics when the extent of the injury warrants such referral.
  • Determine techniques for the adequate protection of athletes required for participation in either athletic events or practices.
  • Administer the proper rehabilitative therapy or post-injury care for athletes, utilizing available devices and facilities.
  • Supervise the training facility, i.e. purchasing of equipment and supplies, budget preparation, inventories and general maintenance issues.
  • Supervise and train student-athletic trainers in first aid treatment, use of physical modalities, adhesive strapping, wrapping and care of athletic injuries, general clean-up and record keeping.
  • Travel with or provide for student trainers to travel with athletic teams to out-of-town contests.
  • Establish and maintain records of all injuries, evaluations, doctor’s reports, treatments, taping and rehabilitative treatment given to anyone in the training room.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • LAT – Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain certification upon employment (instructor certification a plus)
  • Completion of or enrollment in graduate program (of the candidates choice)


  • 20,930 plus benefits (10 month position)
  • Outreach opportunities available
  • Discounted housing available

Please contact Trint Palmer, M.Ed, ATC, LAT


Office: 325-574-7901, 325-212-0934 (Cell)

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