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Houston Christian University- Asst AD for Sports Medicine/Head FB AT

  • February 27, 2024 7:25 AM
    Message # 13321326

    Houston Christian University

    Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine

    Link to Apply:


    Reports to: Deputy Athletic Director

    Job status: Exempt

    Position Summary:

    Develop and maintain a high degree of total health care for NCAA Division I student athletes. Prevention, care and treatment of athletic injuries; supervision of equipment and physical modalities within a Christian University setting.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the HCU community and with the public.

    • Serve as the primary Head Football Athletic Trainer.

    • Act as supervisor for other full time, graduate assistant, and student trainers.

    • Prevention of athletic injuries.

    • Oversee sports nutritionist assigned to HCU by Memorial Hermann Health Care System

    • Properly utilize physical therapy modalities in the recovery of student athletes.

    • Maintain and coordinate athletic training care for athletes.

    • Maintain medical records and work with insurance company to ensure payments.

    • Advise coaches on training and conditioning programs.

    • Establish and supervise non-surgical and surgical rehabilitation.

    • Determination of injured athlete’s availability for re-entry into participation.

    • Evaluate progress of injured athletes daily.

    • Must satisfy CEU requirement for licensure. Must keep abreast of current athletic training room procedures.

    • Travel with teams may be required. May require considerable weekend travel.

    • Other duties as required.

    Other Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Monthly inventory of athletic supplies
    • Supervise equipment purchases of athletic training room needs.
    • Must comply with all conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
    • Oversee HCU athletic insurance.
    • Oversee contracts for hospital/provider services.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    Bachelor’s Degree Required. Master’s preferred. Current Texas licensure or eligibility required. NATA certification preferred. Secondary and/or collegiate full-time employment experience as an athletic trainer preferred. Must be able to travel nights and weekends. Must be able to work 40 plus hours per week as schedule demands.

    Fiscal Responsibility:

    Responsible for oversight of athletic training budget. Responsible for purchasing of athletic training supplies and modalities.

    Physical Demands:

    Some heavy lifting required. Must be able to climb stairs. Must be able to operate all equipment within the athletic training room.

    Working Conditions and Environment:

    Travel with teams as schedule demands. Ability to stand when working modalities. Ability to work outside at sporting events in all weather conditions.

    Additional Information

    Houston Christian University is an independent, private Christian liberal arts institution with a diverse student body. It has access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. For more information about the University, visit hc.edu.

    The University is in the process of implementing its Ten Pillars vision (hc.edu/vision) and anticipates significant growth in student enrollment and university programs. The successful candidate will also be able to articulate a vision for the role of his or her discipline at HCU that is supportive of the Ten Pillars vision statement.

    Houston Christian University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


    Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.

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