Athletic Trainer

Southern Virginia University
Athletic Trainer

Southern Virginia University is seeking to hire a talented and motivated Athletic Trainer to assist student athletes with injury prevention, injury recovery, and general development and maintenance of health and fitness. Adaptability and attention to detail are critical. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to

Southern Virginia University is a rapidly growing, private residential University. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, the University maintains standards aligned with the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and welcomes students & employees of any religious persuasion who share those values. Applicants are invited to learn more about the University at

Minimum Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of injury treatment and prevention
  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • CPR certification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Conducts an initial assessment of an athlete’s injury or illness; determines whether athletes should be referred to physician for specific diagnosis and treatment
  • Provides first aid or emergency care when needed
  • Bandages, tapes, or applies ice to injured body parts as needed for specific injuries
  • Assists athletes in performing and completing rehabilitative exercises
  • Evaluates the readiness of athletes to play; approves participation in sports when appropriate
  • Provides instruction concerning proper use of equipment
  • Provides information and instruction to coaches, athletes, and medical personnel regarding care and prevention of injuries
  • Implements comprehensive illness and athletic injury prevention practices
  • Travels with athletics teams to sporting events to be available as needed
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Southern Virginia University Mission Statement

We are a private, self-reliant, residential University aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

Culture & Environment

We believe in collaboration and honest feedback, and in being kind and respectful to one another while providing excellent customer service to the departments we serve across the University. We foster a work environment in which we openly assess, critique, discuss and revise projects and ideas with courtesy and diplomacy.
Team members are expected to have exceptional self-motivation and time management skills.
This includes the ability to take assignments from beginning to completion with minimal supervision.
Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately.