The Athletic Trainer, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services is responsible for the administration of injury/illness prevention, recognition, evaluation, management, treatment, disposition, and rehabilitation for student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program and enforces health care policies and procedures regarding medical insurance, physical examinations, and related activities for student-athletes. The Athletic Trainer, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services follows risk management processes and communicates with parents, coaches, health care professionals, administrators, faculty students, and student-athletes. The Athletic Trainer, Athletic, Medical and Rehabilitation Services provides health care services specifically to designated sports and in general to all student-athletes.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in any of these fields or a related professional field is preferred.
Experience: One year of experience as a practicing National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) Board of Certification (BOC) certified Athletic Trainer is required.
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mid-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. T...oday, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.