Athletic Trainer

Location: Hickory, North Carolina 

Primary Purpose

To supervise and provide athletic training and health care services at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Description of Duties and Tasks

  • Administer athletic training health care to intercollegiate athletes at all practices, competitions and events. The Head Athletic Trainer assigns primary sports responsibilities. Travel is required.
  • Assist in supervising the daily operation of the athletic training room.
  • Supervise and evaluate Athletic Training students in the coverage of sports assignments and with clinical proficiencies.
  • Administer athletic training, health care and emergency care to all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
  • Maintain athletic injury reports and medical records.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Athletic Training program policies and procedures.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Assist in the housekeeping and cleanliness of the Athletic Training Room.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Assist with lifting and transportation of injured athletes from the field of competition.
  • Maintain awareness of athletic fields and surroundings of safety hazards and communicate those hazards to appropriate staff members.
  • Stand and walk for periods of up to 2 to 3 hours to supervise practices and competitions.
  • Run and sprint to the aid of an athlete in the event of emergency injuries.
  • Explain and demonstrate therapeutic exercises to students and athletes using a variety of movements of the upper and lower extremities.
  • Provide manual resistance to specific muscle and joint movements to evaluate and rehabilitate athletic injuries.
  • Carry and lift 10-gallon water coolers daily.
  • Repetitive wrist and hand movements in applying strapping and bandaging techniques daily.
  • Writing and typing injury and medical records in individual athletes’ files daily.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Certification by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification.
  • Licensed or eligible for state licensure by the North Carolina Board of Athletic Training Examiners.
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in an area related to athletic health care, physical education or human performance. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the university’s commitment to excellence in engagement and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity and equity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with faculty and/or students from diverse backgrounds and/or incorporating diverse perspectives in their current or previous positions. 

Application Process

The review of applications will begin on July 20, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

  • Letter of application specifically addressing the position description, qualifications and how you have supported diversity, equity and inclusion in your current and previous positions and/or how you plan to work at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • A list of three professional references, including name, current position, email, address and phone number.

The University’s mission, vision and values statement may be reviewed at

If you have any questions regarding the position or the search process, email Michael Flicker at or call 828.612.4728.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private masters comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of more than 40,000. The university has additional campus centers in Asheville, NC, and Columbia, SC, which include the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS). Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is less than an hour’s drive from Charlotte, and the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of about 365,000. The University now offers more than 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs to approximately 2400 students. Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build community, and promote responsible leadership for service worldwide. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes diverse campuses open to people from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. Please visit to learn more about the University. 

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Wage class: Salaried, exempt
Reports to: Head Athletic Trainer


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