Head Football Athletic Trainer

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7104193 (Ref.No. ta221654)
Posted: June 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


The Associate Director of Athletic Medicine-Head Football Athletic Trainer, under the medical-legal supervision of the Head Team Physician and the Associate Athletics Director/AHCA will serve a leadership role in a departmental model with direct primary sport responsibility to football while serving as facility manager of Freede Athletic Medicine Center. Responsible for entire scope of prevention, education, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injury and illness within the University’s comprehensive athletic medicine program; empowered with the unchallengeable authority to determine management and return to play of any ill or injured athlete, as the athletic trainer deems appropriate; empowered with unchallengeable authority to cancel or modify any workout for health, safety, wellness reasons, as deemed appropriate.
Essential Functions: 

  • Serve as primary medical care provider with dedicated responsibility to football.
  • Coordinate a multi-discipline team of medical professions, collaborating daily, to serve football, ensuring an environment of    consistent and complete medical care.  
  • Assist in the coordination of education in emergency medicine preparedness and response 
  • Develop, implement, and review comprehensive emergency action plans 
  • Coordinate the medical preparedness of the football program
  • Ensure proper supply, maintenance, and equipment preparedness
  • Specific mentorship and supervision of certified athletic trainer(s) assigned to football.
  • Prevent recognize, diagnose, refer, and manage injury and illness
  • Establish scientific criteria for safe return to practice and play while implementing appropriate return-to-play progression. 
  • Establish and operate consistent facilities for practice/game situations that follow national and local guidelines
  • Determine venue and activity settings requiring the on-site presence of the athletic trainer and team physician and coordinate the availability
  • Maintain accurate medical records for athletes
  • Supervise, educate, and recruit undergraduate and graduate assistant athletic trainer(s).
  • Assist Associate Athletics Director in ensuring fiscal responsibility of the budget.
  • Assist in facilitation of professional development and continuing educational opportunities
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and oversight of elite recovery suite
  • Other duties as assigned by the AHCA


  • Injury Prevention – ensure scientific based training approach with athlete centered focus 3%
  • Injury/Illness Evaluation - assess acute conditions and determine appropriate response 10%
  • Injury/Illness Management - implement care, referral, & treatment plan 20%
  • Rehabilitation - operative & non-operative rehabilitation 15%
  • Documentation - maintain athlete personal medical record 10%
  • Administration – Manage budget and other professional, medical and compliance tasks as warranted. 20%
  • Athlete workout - present for organized/supervised practices, strength & conditioning 10%
  • Sport Competition - attend all home and away competitions 2%

Job Requirements


Required Education: Master's Degree,  AND

  •  60 months as Certified Athletic Trainer


  • Knowledge of athletic training techniques and their appropriate application. 
  • Skill set of manual and therapeutic modalities and evaluation of injury. 
  • Experience and abilities with a range of injury and illness. 
  • Proven record of implementing athlete treatment plans, safely and effectively.


  • Certified Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC) or Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Licensed per the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
  • Current CPR/AED certification

Departmental Preferences:

  • 7+ years of experience working with athletes; experience in a collegiate setting
  • Familiarity and compliance with NCAA Bylaws, HIPAA, and FERPA
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of the Big12 Conference

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to climb, crouch, pull, push, reach, stand, engage in repetitive motions, communicate, hear and see including color, depth perception and clarity.

Special Instructions:

Diversity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.