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Athletic Trainer job description

An Athletic Trainer is a dedicated professional who works with athletes, coaches, and medical experts to assess and improve their physical condition. They create personalized exercise and nutrition plans, provide injury treatment and rehabilitation, and offer guidance on maintaining overall health and fitness.

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What is an Athletic Trainer?

An Athletic Trainer is a dedicated professional who works closely with athletes, coaches, and medical experts to assess and improve athletes’ physical condition, prevent and treat injuries, and enhance their overall performance.

What does an Athletic Trainer do?

An Athletic Trainer’s role encompasses various responsibilities, including evaluating athletes’ conditions, designing personalized exercise and nutrition plans, diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries, providing rehabilitation services, and offering guidance on maintaining overall health and fitness. They also collaborate with coaches, doctors, and physical therapists to ensure athletes receive comprehensive care and support.

Athletic Trainer responsibilities include:

  • Working with coaches, athletes, and medical professionals to evaluate the player’s condition
  • Creating exercise and nutrition plans for athletes
  • Speaking to coaches, family members, and athletes to set health and fitness goals

Job brief

We are looking for a dedicated Athletic Trainer who will be invested in our athletes’ success.  work with medical professionals and coaches to evaluate athletes while establishing plans for diet or fitness treatments to achieve health goals.

An Athletic Trainer’s responsibilities include a range of services, from diagnosing and designing nutrition plans for the athlete’s needs to rehabilitation after an injury. An Athletic Trainer can also advise on how best to maintain overall health by following proper exercise routines.

Ultimately, you will work on-site at athletic events to provide emergency medical care and rehabilitation services after an athlete has been injured.


  • Design training and rehabilitation programs for athletes
  • Use knowledge of sports-related injuries to diagnose and treat athletes
  • Refer athletes to another doctor or other medical staff members
  • Assist and monitor injured players as they heal and progress towards recovery
  • Maintain records relating to athlete condition and training, diet, and treatment plans
  • Handle clerical tasks, such as maintaining inventory, assisting with budgets, or restocking supplies

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an Athletic Trainer or similar role
  • Strong understanding of the challenges athletes face, proper nutrition, sports injuries, and treatment options
  • Understanding of first-aid treatments, massage, and physical therapy techniques, and equipment
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, and attentive
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, decision making, and communication skills
  • Valid license or certification
  • Bachelor’s degree or related background in athletic training

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