Job Description

Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a part time Athletic Trainer to evaluate physical conditions and treat student athletes in order to maintain maximum physical fitness for participation in athletic competition for assigned sports.


  • Primary responsibilities include prevention, assessment and treatment of athletic-related injuries sustained by student-athletes.
  • Direct student-athletes through medical treatment and rehabilitation activities.
  • Renders aid to student athletes by providing first aid and physical therapy to promote healing and relieve soreness.
  • Provides treatment for and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for student-athletes
  • Prescribes routine and corrective exercises to strengthen muscles.
  • Prepares student-athletes for practice and competition
  • Educate student-athletes on sports safety protocols.
  • Educate student-athletes on injury prevention and rehabilitation initiatives.
  • Educate student-athletes on proper hydration.
  • Conduct baseline concussion testing for designated athletic teams.
  • Follows emergency plans for all venues and manage emergency situations in the event of acute injuries; recommends changes to established emergency plans to ensure physical safety.
  • Coordinate GCU and NCAA Drug Testing Program
  • Maintains complete medical records filing system for students to utilize in educational process, providing sufficient opportunity for appropriate student review and utilization of commonly used administrative records and forms (i.e. accident reports, treatment records, insurance forms, etc.) in accordance with HIPPA regulations
  • Maintains records with regard to insurance submittal for athletically related injuries
  • Acting as liaison between student-athletes, coaches, administration, parents, medical personnel and other support staff in matters of health and welfare of student-athletes
  • Coordinates medical referrals to outside medical specialists as needed
  • Organizes ATS schedule of training room coverage
  • Coordinating treatment for student-athletes during travel times
  • Recommends special diets to build up health and wellness.
  • Coordinates activities with ATEP professors.
  • Consults medical physician as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Sports Medicine


  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training required; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in working with athletes in university or high school environment.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification (BOC) of Athletic Trainers
  • Current Arizona Licensure required.
  • CPR, AED, First Aid Certified.
  • Active NATA, RMATA, AZATA membership.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Knowledgeable of University, NCAA and Conference rules and regulations.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University

Compliance Responsibilities:

As a member of GCU’s athletic staff, you are responsible for knowing and complying with the applicable constitution, bylaws, laws, policies, rules, regulations, and/or enforcement structures of and governing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and of the Western Athletic Conference. You are responsible, through education and monitoring, to ensure that all staff, student-athletes and other persons affiliated with the program comply with the constitution, bylaws, laws, policies, rules, regulations, and/or enforcement structures. You are accountable for violations by any coach, staff member, student-athlete or other person under your supervision or control and you have an affirmative obligation to monitor the program for compliance matters and to immediately inform the Office of Athletics Compliance and Sport Supervisor of any suspected violation and fully cooperate in the investigation. Failure to comply with the applicable rules, regulations and policies my result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 18 Days Ago

Part time


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