Job Details

Amherst College
  • Position Number: 5365027
  • Location: Amherst, MA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Athletic Trainer

Amherst Campus
Full Time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Athletic Trainer position. The Athletic Trainer is a full-time, academic-year position, starting at $58,000 per year - commensurate with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

Amherst College Athletic Trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic Trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.

The Athletic Trainer collaborates with Health Center Providers to provide quality athletic training services to all students involved in intercollegiate, intra-mural, club sports, and recreational activities. In accordance with that charge is the responsibility to provide appropriate sports medicine coverage at assigned intercollegiate practices and athletic events in a medically prudent and gender equitable fashion, as well as offering all students the opportunity for rehabilitation services within the confines of the Sports Medicine Department.

The Athletic Trainer takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Our work is central to the students involved in athletics activities and their needs occur at a variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and in such, a flexible schedule is required. The work schedule varies and corresponds to the athletic activities and involves traveling with teams to events and NCAA tournament championships. Attendance at specified intercollegiate practices and events is required.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Patient Care
  • Prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries incurred by students involved in intercollegiate, intramural, and club sports, as well as those involved in physical education classes and recreational sports activities
  • Evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions along with Health Center providers
  • Provide counseling and education to student-athletes
  • Administer modality treatments, and creating and supervising rehabilitation regimens
  • Application, fitting, and adjustment of protective equipment
  • Bandaging, taping, and wrapping of sports injuries
  • Assist students of various weights and heights
  • Understand and assume the risk of physical harm at practices and events from equipment (pucks, sticks, bats, balls, etc.) and/or collisions with student-athletes, coaches, and/or referees
  • Abide by Massachusetts Licensure Laws regarding scope of practice and patient confidentiality parameters
  • Adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in the Policy & Procedure manual

  • Create and maintain medical records for all students treated in the sport medicine facilities
  • Process athletics insurance claims
  • Communicate with Physicians, Physical Therapists, Various Health Care Professionals, Faculty, Deans, Counselors, Coaches, Administrators, and Students as needed and appropriate
  • Comply with NATA Board of Certification "Standards of Professional Practice"
  • Maintain National certification and State licensure by complying with professional continuing education requirements as set forth by the National Athletic Trainers Association


  • Master's Degree
  • Current NATA certification
  • Eligibility for MA State Licensure
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical and lift test
  • Mobility to quickly respond to an injury across a field; walking, sprinting, and running long distances carrying medical equipment
  • Experience working with a diverse community

  • Experience with collision sports at the college level
  • Athletic training experience

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references online at Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Jobs Hub icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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