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Athletic Trainer, Associate Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75101
  • Pay Grade: P4
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: Athletics
  • Function: Athletic Services


Athletic Trainer, Associate assists the staff in providing sports medicine/athletic training services to the Boise State University Intercollegiate Athletic Program.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self-development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Certification by the NATABOC & must meet standards for State of Idaho Licensure
  • CPR and First Aid certifications (must be completed within one month of hire).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations regarding compliance issues
  • Communication skills and ability to work well with staff, student-athletes, physicians and parents
  • Ability to perform adequate and competent evaluations in regard to health status of student-athletes

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Athletic Trainer, Associate must:

  • Provide emergency medical coverage and athletic training services including injury prevention, management, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation strategies for assigned athletic teams for all home and away competitions and practices for designated teams.
  • Maintain adequate records concerning athletic injuries, their etiology, treatment, and follow up treatment along with outside referrals as necessary.
  • Coordinate physician and medical staff referrals, appointments and surgeries for injured athletes with Idaho Sports Medicine Institute and outside vendors.
  • Coordinate claims, payments and coverage of insurance benefits for athletes who have received medical care outside of the university setting medical facilities by working directly with the Athletic Student Insurance Coordinator on all insurance paperwork necessary for athletic injuries.
  • Participate in coaches meetings to help provide injury updates.
  • Maintain current certification and licensure as required for all staff.

35% of Time the Athletic Trainer, Associate

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Athletic Trainer, Associate

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Ability to travel

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.