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Assistant Athletic Trainer for Track and Field

Apply now Department: 3670001110 K-State Athletics Inc (Agcy)
Job no: 513289
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Athletics, Medical
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for an ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER for track and field, which is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position.

An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:

  • Administer preventative taping on student-athletes, purchase and fit special equipment on student-athletes, maintain safety equipment at practices and competitions to aid in the prevention of athletic injuries, and administer emergency procedures to injured athletes during practices and games/competitions; and ensure adequate supplies and necessary training equipment is brought on team travel trips. Coordinate NCAA and Big 12 on-site drug testing; and institutional drug testing as directed by Director of Sports Medicine. Required to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Must have a valid driver's license at all times.
  • Under the direction of the team physician, assist in the application of therapeutic modalities and treatments, implement rehabilitation programs for players after surgery for off-season injuries or preventative exercise in response to pre-season screening results; maintain a record of all student-athlete treatments and injuries, distribute approved non-prescription medications according to team physician's orders; and make appointments with the approval of the Director of Sports Medicine for players to see private physicians when referred by the team physician.
  • Prepare student-athlete injury reports for Head Coach and periodic progress reports on rehabilitation of player injuries throughout the year. Keep current on new training techniques by reading current, relevant literature, and attend workshops and conventions as time permits. Coordinate insurance information with parents and Sports Medicine's insurance coordinator. Meet recruits, show them the facilities, and discuss injuries and rehabilitation programs.
  • Oversee Athletic Training Room, as well as handle some administrative duties.

Why Join Us:

K-State Athletics is a proud member of the Big 12 Conference, and we are looking for someone who is passionate about collegiate sports medicine and wants to become a member of our staff to help advance our Sports Medicine Department through hard work, knowledge and dedication.   

Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-Stat, our supporters and each other.

For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit

For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit

The 2021 annual survey by Forbes magazine, "America's Best Employers by State List", finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 3 employers in the state and is the best university employer in Kansas.

Manhattan was ranked # 19 in "Best Small Cities (under 75,000 population) in the U.S. by for Quality of Life, Economic Health, and Affordability while named Manhattan the #1 College Town in America in 2018.  K-State Athletics is also a proud member of the Big 12 Conference.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in kinesiology, athletic training, sports medicine, sports science, or other related field at the time of application; and
  • Two years of athletic training experience with a NCAA Division I program.
  • Proof of current BOC/NATA certification; be eligible, successfully apply and receive a State of Kansas Athletic Training License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of athletic training experience with a NCAA Division I program or professional sports organization

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the position, please complete the online application and submit/upload the following documents:

  1. Cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume with three professional references that includes contact information (name, title, phone number and email address)
  3. Proof of current BOC/NATA certification

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled



  • Excellent retirement plan
  • Generous earned leave plan – vacation and sick
  • Parental leave plan
  • Employer Paid term life insurance
  • Employer Paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Employer Paid long term disability insurance
  • Paid KSU designated holidays

K-State Athletics Local Agency Employee Benefits Information:

Salary Rate / Pay Rate:

$48,000 to $50,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.  If position is in development, business office or ticket office, the background screen will include a credit check.

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