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Athletics - Training


Athletics - Training


Achilles Center (and various)

Supervisor's Name

Cheryl Rockwood

Please indicate hours/shifts available


Rate of Pay

depends on level of experience

Purpose/Role of the Position(s) within the Department

The purpose of student athletic trainers is to assist certified athletics trainers (ATCs) in providing the highest level of care possible to the student athletes at Union College.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Practice and event set up
    • At least one hour prior to practice deliver water and emergency supplies to designated locations
    • At least two hours (three hours for football) prior to an event deliver water and emergency supplies to designated locations
    • Provide assistance to ATC before, during and after practice and/or an event. Assistance can range
    • from helping with minor first aid to providing support in a medical emergency.
  • Assist ATC with student athlete rehabilitation
  • Athletics Training Room maintenance includes, but is not limited to
    • Transport laundry to and from the equipment room
    • Fold towels, roll ace wraps and neoprene
    • Stock cabinets with necessary taping supplies
    • Stock freezers - ice cups
    • Clean all taping tables, treatment tables, pillows, exercise equipment, ice buckets, coolers and whirlpool
    • Mop floors
    • Monitor hydroculator water level and fill if necessary
  • Perform clerical work, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Data entry
    • Filing
  • Attend bi-weekly scheduling and instructional meetings
  • Student will become First-Aid and Adult CPR (AED) certified

Additional Responsibilities of EMT-certified Student Athletic Trainers:

  • Coverage of low-collision sport practices, if necessary (Student must demonstrate responsible decision making and first aid skills before this will occur)

Qualifications for the Position

  • Must be willing to work in a variety of environments (inside or outside; in rain, snow or hot weather)
  • Must be personable and able to work with a diverse population including administrators, coaches, facility personnel and student athletes
  • Reliable and punctual