The Director of Sports Medicine directs the administration of a Division I sports medicine program for all Olympic Sports in adherence to all university, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, and NATA regulations while promoting the mission and goals of the Department and the University. Duties include, but are not limited to, preventative treatment, rehabilitation of injuries, NCAA and institutional drug testing, insurance coordination, and travel with athletic teams.
- Recognizes and evaluates athletic injuries and illnesses while maintaining pertinent files.
- Conducts detailed physical examinations to determine student-athlete physical readiness and need for preventative measures due to pre-disposing factors to injury as well as educates athletes on healthy habits.
- Supervises Olympic Sports Athletic Trainers by providing leadership, setting appropriate goals, providing feedback, documenting work performance, and conducting annual performance evaluations.
- Coordinates processes involving student-athlete rehabilitation including overseeing on-going evaluations, developing rehabilitation protocols in cooperation with attending physicians, and insurance management.
- Maintain working knowledge of NCAA rules and best practices, NATA Code of Ethics, NATA BOC regulations related to substance abuse and remain I compliance with all laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Master's Degree is required. A terminal degree is preferred.
- Five years or more of experience in collegiate athletic training.
- State and national certification required.
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.