Athletic Trainer

FLSA Category

Division of Enrollment (Athletics)

Job Description


Position Title:  Athletic Trainer   

Department:     Athletics                

Job Summary:  The Athletic Trainer assists the Director of Sports Medicine in developing and implementing the sports medicine program for intercollegiate athletics. 


All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Injury prevention, evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation for student athletes
  • Assist with educational program and counseling for student-athletes.
  • Assist with all aspects of the sports medicine program.

Other Duties:

1.       Other duties as assigned by the Director of Sports Medicine

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, or a directly related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Certification by the NATA Board of Certification
  • License from the Illinois’ Department of Licensing and Professional Regulation
  • Knowledge of intercollegiate sports programs
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of medical care, prevention, and treatment of athletic injuries
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Ability to perform the duties of a licensed/certified athletic trainer
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity: 

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort: 

  • Position requires long periods of standing, with intermittent sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and grasping.
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or more
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

Working Conditions:  

  • Incumbent works both in and outdoors, and has periodic exposure to dust, pollen, heat, cold and inclement weather

Hazards:  None


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