Vikings Student Trainers

Vikings Student Trainers

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Vikings Athletics is seeking Student Trainers to work with various teams for the 2021-22 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season.

This role will see you work day-to-day directly with a Vikings varsity sport program to assist the Athletic Therapy Coordinator in the prevention, management and care of illness and injury to our Varsity Athletes. This role will give you the opportunity to learn from and work with an interdisciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Sports & Exercise Medicine Physicians, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, Mental Health Specialists, and more!

These placements are set to begin in late August 2021 and could run until March 2022 (sport dependent).

Role Responsibilities:

  • Attending practices, games, and any other team events that may be required

  • Approximately 10-14 hours weekly

  • Showing up early to practices and games to brace and tape (ankles, thumbs, knees, etc.) and staying late after practice & games to assist in athlete wellness management

  • Familiarization and potential execution of Augustana Athletics Emergency Action Plan

  • Identify, communicate, and document any incidents/injuries that may occur in a timely manner to the appropriate staff (coaches, physiotherapist,  athletic administration)

  • Conducting and collecting initial Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) baseline scores and pre-participation evaluations

  • Familiarization and potential implementation of Vikings Athletics post-concussion protocols

  • Manage and organize the team medical kit

  • Attend monthly check-ins with the Athletic Therapy Coordinator and/or Vikings Administration

  • Other miscellaneous duties

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as a student at the University of Alberta with a minimum 2.0 GPA (Same academic requirements as student-athletes at Augustana)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Must be available for all games and attend all training sessions

  • Beneficial, but not required at the start of employment, Standard First Aid and CPR.

Vikings Athletics is proud to provide the following potential benefits to student trainers:

  • Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Training

  • Sports Injury and Athletic Taping Training (SMCA Athletic Trainer Course) - Taking place on August 28-29th

  • Honorarium

  • Work experience as a Student Trainer

  • Leadership experience in an athletic setting

  • Team travel

  • Possible team clothing

To apply please submit the following to vikings@ualberta.ca:

  • Resumè

  • Cover Letter

  • Your top two choices in teams you wish to work with: 

    • Women’s Soccer (Late August to early November with some winter training involved)

    • Men’s Basketball (late August to end of March)

    • Women’s Basketball (late August to end of March)

    • Men’s Volleyball (late August to end of March)

    • Women’s Volleyball (late August to end of March)

 

Applications close on August 13th at 5:00 PM MT or until filled.

 

For more information or to apply, please contact: 

Aly Andersen

Email: vikings@ualberta.ca

Vikings Athletics Administration