Assistant Athletic Trainer

  • Full Time
  • Personal Trainer
  • Anywhere

Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

  • Responsible for providing optimal health care to their assigned athletic teams at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
  • Assist the head athletic trainer in providing optimal health care to MSUM student-athletes as well as other visiting teams.
  • Perform assessments, provide care for athletic injuries and illnesses, coordinate rehabilitation, and work with team physicians.
  • Communicate injury information to physicians, athletic training staff, coaches, and strength & conditioning staff.
  • Handle treatment scheduling, oversee medical records, and maintain/update rehabilitation progress reports.
  • Prepare student athletes for practices and games by applying taping, special padding and bracing techniques.
  • Supervise athletic training students.
  • Required to travel with MSUM athletics teams in order to provide the athletic health

care deemed necessary with this position.

  • Earn advanced treatment skills, i.e. Graston, dry needling, ART, cupping, PRI. Other duties as assigned by the head athletic trainer.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Athletic Training or related field
  • Professional Licensure / Certification: Board of Certification Credential (BOC) as an

Athletic Trainer; Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Registered or eligible for

  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification as a Professional Rescuer
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years experience in a college/university setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competence in the delivery of health care to assigned teams/student athletes through injury prevention, injury assessment and diagnosis, treatment,

rehabilitation and education.

  • Demonstrated competence in emergency care, medical referral, counseling, sports

nutrition, performance enhancing drugs and supplements, recognition of sports
related injury/illness, strength and conditioning, as well as other various medical conditions.

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with a

variety of individuals, including but not limited to: student-athletes, peers, coaches,
parents, and physicians.

  • Demonstrated ability to make and implement decisions independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with health care staff members.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clear and accurate direction to peers and student athletes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Other Requirements About


In the simplest and most idealistic terms, our purpose at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to transform the world by transforming lives. In more specific terms, we are a university united around certain beliefs.

Our Core Values (How do we behave?)

  • Grit

We are “scrappy” and resourceful.
We have big goals and the tenacity to achieve them. We have the courage to do what’s right.

  • Humility

We’re all on the same team and everyone’s role is important.
We seek the best ideas and know they can come from anywhere and anyone in our campus community.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously.

  • Heart

We go the extra mile for our students and each other.
We are passionate about our purpose.
We are fiercely loyal to MSUM.

Aspirational Value (We commit to making this as pervasive as our core values)

Diversity and inclusion of people and ideas

“Permission to Play” Values (These are the expectations of membership in our academic community)
Integrity and mutual respect in our behavior and interactions

Strategic Anchors (How will we succeed?)

We will succeed by:

  • Focusing relentlessly on student achievement and students’ return on their investment;
  • Embedding and supporting diversity in every facet of the university; and
  • Ensuring that MSUM is indispensable to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of Moorhead and the surrounding region.


Our professional programs are grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and cultural themes.

  • 141 majors, emphases & options
  • 82 undergraduate majors
  • 11 pre-professional programs
  • 15 graduate degrees
  • 38 graduate and undergraduate certificates
  • 31 areas of teacher licensure preparation

MSUM enrolls 5,860 students from 35 states and 46 countries. MSUM is a member of the Tri-College University, an educational consortium that includes Concordia College of Moorhead, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and the North Dakota State College of Science.


  • Moorhead, Minn. and Fargo, N.D. are central to a thriving regional center with a population of 204,759 and growing for the Metropolitan Statistical Area (2019 Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau).
  • Higher education is a major community enterprise, with more than 29,000 students contributing to an atmosphere rich in arts, culture, sports and social activities.
  • The communities enjoy a major concert venue; university, independent and community theatres; symphony orchestra; jazz concerts; annual film festivals; civic opera; art galleries and museums; and numerous family attractions and events.
  • Unemployment rate for Minnesota and North Dakota is at 3% and 2.2% respectively, both of which are below the national average of 3.7% (2019).
  • Fargo-Moorhead average travel time to work is 15 minutes.
  • Moorhead public schools serve nearly 7,000 students in an area recognized for superior student academic achievement and far-reaching extracurricular activities.
  • Minnesota ranked second place and North Dakota in fourth place in a list of states ranked on the proportion of young adults with at least a two-year college degree.
  • Hector International Airport, the paramount airport for the FM area, is served by Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, United, Frontier and provides non-stop jet service to/from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa and Phoenix-Sky Harbor.
  • The Fargo-Moorhead community is ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business.

Recent community accolades:

  • #1 Hottest Job Market (ZipRecruiter, 2020)
  • One of the Best Places to Live (Money, 2019)
  • 2019 Most Educated City Award in North Dakota (Insurify, 2019)
  • 2019 Safest City Award in North Dakota (Insurify, 2019)
  • One of the top 10 best-run cities in the U.S. for 2019 (Wallethub, July 2019)
  • 2019’s 8th Best City to Raise a Family (Wallethub, July 2019)
  • 3rd most recession-proof city in the U.S. (Livability, 2019)
  • Best City to Live on a $55,000 Salary (smartasset, November 2018)


Along with all other Universities that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, standard faculty appointments are for 168 duty days distributed over any nine consecutive months. The nine months need not align with the traditional academic year and may be changed every two years. Initial faculty appointments at MSU Moorhead are expected to be similar to or the same as the academic year unless otherwise indicated on the vacancy notice.


Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of equal opportunity nondiscrimination in employment and education. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, and marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by the law is prohibited. Inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to the Affirmative Action Office, OW 208, 218.477.2721 (Voice).

MSUM’s Title IX Coordinator is Kara Gravley-Stack, Dean of Students. For information on MSUM’s TItle IX policy, please visit:


It is the policy of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to competing for a job on an equal basis.

Applicants having special needs which require accommodation should contact the Human Resources Director, Owens 214, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563, 218.477.2157 (Voice). For TTY communications, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.


Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Security Report is directly available at: or through our website at: All prospective students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information and policies contained in the report. The report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Minnesota State University Moorhead; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a free copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 218.477.2449.

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To be considered by the search committee, applications must include: curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts from all degree granting institutions, and names/contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested for candidates chosen to interview. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. The University regrets that we are unable to offer H1-B sponsorship at this time.

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Posting Contact
Chad Markuson, Search Committee Chair;; 218.477.2401

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