Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer – University of North Texas 7/12

July 12th, 2021

University of North Texas

POSITION: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer


University of North Texas, a NCAA Division I institution in Denton Texas, is offering a Graduate –Assistant position that is responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses of student-athletes participating in 16 varsity sports. This position may be assigned to, but not limited to the following teams: Football, swim & dive, and women’s golf. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; athletic training department coverage, team travel obligations, clinical supervision and proficiency assessment of students and volunteers in athletic training internship program, and COVID-19 Testing & Administrative requirements. Term of appointment is 10-months, approximately August 1 to May 30, with possible one-year renewal. This position will report to and receive training, feedback, and evaluations from the Senior Associate AD for Sports Medicine.

Rate of pay for this position will be $1,972 per month, which is annualized to $19,720.00. Additional income opportunities could be available through local sports medicine affiliates for paid contract / outside event coverage, or summer extension.


1. Bachelors or Master’s Degree from a CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program.
2. Active BOC Certification.
3. Current CPR & AED Certified
4. Eligible for Texas Athletic Training Licensure. Application to Texas Department of Licensure and Registration must be submitted prior employment.


1. Injury and Illness prevention and wellness promotion
2. Examination, assessment, and diagnosis of student-athlete injuries
3. Immediate and emergency care
4. Therapeutic intervention
5. Health care administration and professional responsibility.
6. Progress towards Master’s Degree
7. Maintain appropriate GPA requirements per UNT and Athletic Department expectations.


  1. Athletic trainer for an assigned team(s) and works conjunctively with all student-athletes as needed; present for all practices, home competitions, and travel.
  2. Supervises athletic training students from the standpoint of treatments, rehab, sport coverage, practice preparation, and game management.
  3. Communicates with physicians, coaches, strength staff, and other administrators regarding student-athlete injuries, limitations, and rehabilitation plans.
  4. Organizes and supervises physical examinations and medical records concerning all sports; manages paperwork and documentation for assigned teams.
  5. Provides proper rehabilitative exercises for injured student-athletes; assists with diagnosis of injuries.
  6. Maintains current knowledge of health care needs of student-athletes; expands and enhances the entire circle of care for athletes.
  7. Counsels student-athletes in proper rehab and at-home medical care practices; recommends and coordinates athlete visits with doctors and physicians as needed for injuries.
  8. Maintains adequate records of treatment of student-athletes and medicines stocked by Athletic Department.
  9. Other sports medicine duties and assignments as recommended by Athletic Director, Executive Staff, and/or Team



Send a letter of application, resume, and three references with addresses and phone numbers to:

Jeff Smith MS, ATC, LAT

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
University of North Texas
(940) 565-2371- Office (936) 615-0327- Cell (940) 565-3560- Fax

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