The Wesleyan Athletic Department, located in the Freeman Athletic Center, a state-of-the art- facility, is a member of the prestigious New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). They sponsor 30 varsity sports and believe athletics plays an integral part in a Wesleyan scholar–athlete’s liberal arts education. Highly trained and dedicated faculty coaches, administrators and staff work collaboratively and tirelessly to assist student-athletes in reaching their academic and athletic goals. Reporting to the Director of Athletic Injury Care, the Assistant Athletic Trainer is responsible for providing athletic training services for students/athletes in all aspects of intercollegiate athletic training program. Responsibilities Include: Daily rehabilitation and preparation of all student-athletes for practice or competition. Including taping, bandaging, and bracing. Emergency management of acute injuries. Develop and implement treatment and reconditioning of athletic injuries. Travel with athletic teams as assigned and provide athletic injury care coverage during practice and games. Communicate with coaches and athletes as needed. Prepare and maintain appropriate athletic injury care records and reports as required utilizing sportsware computer program following all NCAA and NATA guidelines. Identify mental health and nutritional issues and coordinate appropriate care. Serve as the direct contact for visiting team athletic trainers to ensure compliance for all medical needs. Assist with the interview process, selection, and oversight of student athletic trainers. Schedule and oversee athletic clearance physical examinations, perform baseline concussion testing for each student-athletes assigned. Provide supervision and mentorship of undergraduate work study students. Coordinate set-up of emergency and safety equipment for practice and competition. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of college or equivalent athletic training experience. NATABOC certification as an athletic trainer. Valid Connecticut State Athletic Trainers license, or the ab ility to obtain one. Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification required. Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekend s, and holidays and travel with athletic teams as needed. Ability to engage and communicate effectively with members of the coaching staff, administration and visiting athletic trainers. Willingness to stay up-to-date on best practices and techniques used in the sports medicine industry. Demonstrated commitment to working within a diverse environment and collaborating with individuals of different backgrounds.
In the pursuit of excellence, the Athletic Department strives to be the most innovative and successful athletic program in the prestigious New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and a leader at the national level. Wesleyan University pursues excellence in all of its programs. Athletics, as an integral part of the overall educational process, is uniquely positioned to enhance a liberal arts education. Wesleyan coaches share the same goal as the entire Wesleyan community: to transform the lives of our students. To achieve this goal, the University is committed to support our highly trained and dedicated faculty-coaches who practice their craft in state-of-the-art facilities.
The Wesleyan Athletic Department supports a broad range of intercollegiate teams that encourage scholar-athletes to develop their skills and themselves to their full potential and to benefit from the lessons learned from perseverance, competition, sacrifice and teamwork. The University believes that successful intercollegiate teams serve to build a sense of spirit and community on campus and are a source of institutional pride for our alumni. Wesleyan's commitment extends to all intercollegiate... athletic activities for women and men’s sports, and benefits from the outstanding student-athletes who matriculate to Wesleyan each year.
The Athletic Department also provides a wide array of health and wellness courses and lifetime skill activities that encourage students to develop the habit of leading healthy and balanced lives.