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University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Athletic Trainer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Assistant Athletic Trainer

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001

United States

Division Athletic Training

Position Type Staff

Employment Status Full Time

Grant Funded No

Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Job Summary

Works in conjunction with the Head Athletics Trainer and athletic training staff in the daily operations of the athletic training room including all aspects of medical health care for the student athletes and direct supervision of student athletic trainers. Assists with the daily medical needs of assigned teams as well as assisting with insurance billing.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the daily operations of the athletic training room including the direction of student athletic trainers in both their athletic training room and sport assignments in coordination with Human Performance and Recreation faculty members.

  • Coordinates rehabilitation for student athletes assigned to this position and assists other athletic training staff with the rehabilitation of their athletes as needed.

  • Attends varsity practices and competitions assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer for the prevention and care of injuries sustained by student athletes.

  • Supervises graduate assistant athletic trainers assigned to this position in the daily medical care of student athletes.

  • Assists with the inventory and purchasing of medical supplies. Assists Head Athletic Trainer with overall budget.

  • Assumes responsibilities of the Head Athletic Trainer in his/her absence when the Associate Athletics Trainer is also absent.

  • Assists with departmental drug testing programs for all athletics.

  • Assists Assistant Athletics Trainer in charge of insurance in providing proper paperwork to ensure insurance claims and records for student athletes are submitted in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by either the Head Athletics Trainer, Director of Athletics, or the Senior Associate Athletic Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Athletic Training Education, Kinesiology, Sports Science, Exercise Science, or other related field with NATABOC certification; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPR and AED certifications required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees or organizations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred from an accredited college or university in Athletic Training Education, Kinesiology, Sports Science, Exercise Science, or other related field.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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