Assistant Athletic Trainer

University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia is actively seeking candidates for an Assistant Athletic Trainer in the Athletics Department.

The successful athletic trainer is expected to perform the sports medicine duties required for multiple sports teams of the University of Pikeville by carrying out the following responsibilities:   


  1. Provide coverage for athletic practice sessions and game events, both home and away.
  2. Assist with the assignment of sport coverage for all sports medicine staff. 
  3. Supervise work-study and scholarship students helping in the sports medicine department.
  4. Recruitment of scholarship students to assist the sports medicine department.
  5. Maintain the sports medicine rooms as needed in order to provide the best sports medicine experience possible for our student athletes.
  6. Perform administrative duties as needed.
  7. Other duties as assigned.


Position requires daily contact with athletic trainers, director of athletics, student workers, athletes, parents, school administrators, other coaches, physical therapists, doctors, insurance companies, and doctor office staff in order to share information about the athletic program of the University of Pikeville. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, and person-to-person contact.


  • Master's degree or higher in Athletic Training. 
  • Certified by the National Athletic Training Association - Board of Certification.
  • Must be familiar with operating modalities and sports-related equipment, e.g., estim/ultrasound machine, ice machine, whirlpool, water boys.
  • Must be self-sufficient.
  • Must be able to manage and direct the sports medicine staff.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to perform simple calculations.
  • Must be familiar with conducting research on the Web, as well as creating online travel arrangements.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b) retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 03/27/2023
Department: Athletics
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff