Middle School Athletic Trainer – Nacogodoches ISD 5/2

May 2nd, 2022

Nacogodoches ISD

Middle School Athletic Training Job Description

Athletic Trainer

Plan, coordinate, and supervise all components of an athletic training program for student-athletes. Also, work under the direction of a team physician to carry out activities in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, emergency treatment, physical reconditioning, and rehabilitation of injuries.



Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid license from Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to provide injury prevention and rehabilitation services
Ability to provide emergency care
Knowledge of therapeutic modalities and ability to apply the appropriate treatment to treat student athletic injuries
Ability to instruct and supervise student-athletes and assistants
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Illness/Injury Prevention and Treatment

  1. Plan and implement a comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention program for student-athletes.
  2. Attend practice sessions and athletic contests as assigned by the athletic director.
  3. Cover home events at the High School when the High School AT’s are away.
  4. Establish and maintain effective communication with students, parents, medical and paramedical personnel, coaches, and other staff.
  5. Fit injured athletes with specialized equipment and oversee its use.
  6. Prepare athletes for games and practices by conducting evaluations, using tape, wraps, splints, braces, and other protective devices as needed.
  7. Respond to emergencies and make quick, independent judgments about how to deal with injuries.
  8. Identify acute injuries and provide first-aid triage, including assessing injuries and deciding whether an athlete should seek further medical attention and should discontinue participation in the athletic event.
  9. Establish specific procedures to be carried out by a coach or student trainer in the event of a medical emergency.
  10. Detect and resolve environmental risks to athletes.


  1. Plan and put in place a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program for injuries and illnesses sustained by student-athletes.
  2. Determine therapeutic goals and objectives for individual athletes.
  3. Apply therapeutic modalities and instruct athletes on the proper use of exercise equipment.
  4. Evaluate and record the rehabilitation progress of athletes. Develop criteria for progression and return to practice and competition.
  5. Follow professional, ethical, and legal parameters regarding the use of drugs and therapeutic agents for the treatment and rehabilitation of injured athletes.


  1. Coordinate scheduling of athletic physical examinations and screening.
  2. Select, train, and supervise student assistants.
  3. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents including medical, accident, and treatment records as required.
  4. Maintain an inventory of training supplies and equipment. Requisition additional supplies as needed.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Athletic Director Darren Allman at dallman@nhsdragons.org and Athletic Trainer Shelby Clark at sclark@nhsdragons.org