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Athletic Trainer Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75522
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Athletics
  • Function: Athletic Services


Athletic Trainer provides sports medicine/athletic training services to the Boise State University Intercollegiate Athletic Program.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree and two (2) years’ experience
  • 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

  • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations regarding compliance issues.
  • High level of 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 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.
  • Administer coaches meeting injury updates. Supply the coaching staff with an overview of the student-athletes injuries and practice schedules.
  • Maintain current certification and licensure as required for all staff.
  • Mentor entry level athletic trainers.

35% of Time the Athletic Trainer

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Athletic Trainer

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.