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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Certified Athletic Trainer

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3018

UW Job Family: 3A

SOC Code: 29-9091

Pay Grade: 19

Date: April 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

To provide assessment, treatment, and rehabilitative care to University of Wyoming students, educate the University community on injury prevention, rehabilitation, wellness, and other health-related issues, and to maintain the highest standards of care and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications


Master's Degree


1 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Current NATA BOC Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Appropriate, sound, and up-to-date clinical techniques to effectively assess and treat athletic injuries.
  • Decision-making skills to make treatment assessments based on injury evaluation.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to communicate both in person and in writing.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency procedures.
  • Contraindications and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • Physiological demand and response to exercise.
  • Normal biomechanical demands of exercise.
  • Nutritional demands of an athlete.
  • Normal anatomical structure and function.
  • Supervisory concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Normal anatomical structure and function.
  • Absorption, dissipation, and transmission of energy of varying materials.
  • Training methods and techniques.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Evaluate therapeutic requirements and fit/modify therapeutic and/or protective equipment.
  • Design and implement fitness, nutrition and/or conditioning programs.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • React calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Present educational programs.
  • Apply treatment procedures and modalities in accordance with established indications and contraindications.
  • Assess athlete status in response to treatment and modify program as appropriate.
  • Develop treatment programs in accordance with findings of evaluations and goals established by the injury assessment or by the treating physician.
  • Use assigned athletic training equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Perform duties in an efficient and independent manner with minimal supervision.
  • Plan, implement, document, and communicate appropriate rehabilitation strategies to patient and other necessary parties.
  • Maintain statistics and injury logs.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Provide athletic training services to University of Wyoming students through the University Wellness Center.

Provide athletic training coverage during University of Wyoming club sporting events.

Oversees day-to-day operations of athletic training facility, including setting up and breaking down patient modalities, stocking supplies, and monitoring equipment for maintenance.

Assists in recruiting Athletic Training Graduate Assistant and provides direct teaching and clinical supervision.

Develops and cultivates contacts with supervising and referring physicians.

Provides patient and community education in the areas of sports injury prevention and care.

Completes all training documentation in a timely manner and shares with referring and supervising physician.

Accepts additional supervisory/management responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Maintains confidentiality of athlete injury information.

Maintains BOC certification.

Working Conditions:

Indoor wellness center/outdoor locations. Position is expected to be able to lift more than 100 pounds up to one third of the time; and mechanical or electrical hazards associated with applicable equipment

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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