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Athletic Trainer - Fort Wayne

Requisition ID:  15458

Job Summary



Purdue University Fort Wayne is seeking an Athletic Trainer to work with the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, the athletic training staff, and team physicians to deliver a high level of athletic health care for division one intercollegiate athletes. Will also assist with providing professional development to Graduate Assistants as assigned. Must adhere to and comply with Purdue University Fort Wayne, any Conference affiliate, and the NCAA applicable rules, policies, procedures, and regulations.  Execute administrative duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine.  For Example: Insurance, Supply Inventory, Drug Testing Administration, etc.   Address other related health care problems and assist in team coverage as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine and/or supervising team physician.  Additional responsibilities include:


Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion 
-Maintain ATR and work space cleanliness. 
-Develop and implement injury prevention strategies.
-Practice and game medical coverage. 
-Address pre-existing health care problems.


Examination, Assessment, and Diagnosis 
-Evaluation of acute and chronic athletic injuries. 
-Assist team physicians in athletic injuries.
-Select special tests based on current best practice.


Immediate and Emergency Care 
-Acute treatment of athletic injuries.
-Implement emergency action plans as needed. 
-Perform various first aid tasks involving bodily fluid and use of PPE's. 
-Accompany student-athletes in emergent situations.


Therapeutic Intervention 
-Appropriately apply therapeutic modalities to student-athletes.
-Develop and execute injury specific rehabilitation plans. 
-Provide student-athletes with OTC medication as needed. 
-Implement manual therapy skills to promote healing.


Health Care Administration and Professional Responsibility 
-Assist with supply inventory and ordering.
-File insurance claims for athletic injuries. 
-Maintain detailed medical records of student-athletes. 
-Develop positive relationships with associated healthcare professionals.
-Assist team with travel related planning related to student-athlete health & wellbeing, and possible driving responsibilities if needed.


Find out why so many are taking advantage of a career at Purdue University Fort Wayne!  Employees enjoy:


  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Support for professional development opportunities
  • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly community



  • Master's degree in athletic training or related field from CAAHEP accredited athletic training education program.
  • Experience in Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy and/or Athletic Training.
  • NATA-BOC certification and Indiana Athletic Training License, Indiana Physical Therapy License if employee has Physical Therapy Degree.  
  • Must be able to carry and lift coolers of ice, water and medical equipment.




  • Two to three years of experience.



Additional Information:


  • For highest consideration, please submit a resume cover letter, and contact information for three professional references
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period


Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nov 7, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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