Bluefield University Employment Opportunities

Assistant Athletic Trainer


The Assistant Athletic Trainer assists the Head Athletic Trainer in the Sports Medicine Department.


The essential duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Provides excellence of care and service to the University’s student athletes and works with professionalism and collegiality with the Sports Medicine department staff, coaches and other University personnel
  2. Performs essential functions in Sports Medicine department for teams and student-athletes as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer
  3. Completes necessary documentation as requested by the Head Athletic Trainer, and organizes paperwork and files in an orderly fashion
  4. Travel with teams for away games and provide necessary care at other venues as assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer
  5. Responsible for maintaining and filing secondary insurance claims of respective athletes.
  6. Follows COVID-19 protocols and helps to implement any changes that are made.


 The marginal duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Must be able to plan, organize, prioritize, and implement work; apply logic and creativity to solve problems; and deal with mathematical and financial aspects.
  2. Ability to receive, process, and provide visual and verbal information.


This position reports directly to the Head Athletic Trainer.  This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University’s policies and applicable laws.  Supervisory duties, responsibilities, and functions include students involved in the Athletic Training Internship/preceptor program, and managing, training, and educating them in accordance with the University’s policies.


  • Must be a Certified Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification, a licensed athletic trainer by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine, and a licensed athletic trainer by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy in the state of West Virginia.
  • Must be certified in CPR and AED on the professional level
  • Must have good communication skills in working with a diverse clientele, the ability to handle confidential matters with complete discretion, and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Operate standard office equipment such as phone and calculator, advanced computer skills utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task, work in a fast paced environment, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Must be able to effectively use vivature injury tracking system and impact testing.
  • Must be able to accept direction and constructive criticism from supervisor.
  • Interest or experience in athletics is essential. Ability to relate to students is essential.
  • Education: A minimum of a degree from a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program. Masters required.
  • A Christian commitment and lifestyle and a personal commitment to the Christian purpose and mission of University.
  • A professional demeanor and personal presentation in dealing with people and the ability to relate well to students, staff, faculty and administration, both personally and professionally within an organizational structure, while enlisting their loyalty and cooperation in carrying on the work of the University.
  • Must adhere to all standards set forth by the BOC code of ethics/standards of professional practice, NATA code of ethics, and the standards and policies of the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as well as the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy.


  •  Physical Demands

This position is not necessarily a physically demanding job and requires no specific physical demands other than those typical in an athletic training environment.  The candidate should have the ability to move freely and lift in excess of 40-50 pounds.  Normal responsibilities should not afford risks of accidental injury.

  • Specialized Equipment Requirements

 This position requires knowledge in the use of specialized equipment typically found in a modern athletic training and office environment.

  • Working Conditions and Environment

This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of a small private residential institution of higher education, with physical remote site locations within 500 miles of the main campus in Bluefield, Virginia.


 This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.


 The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all inclusive list of same.  Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the University.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The University maintains its status as an at-will employer.


To apply for this position, please visit to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
  • Statement of Christian Faith

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield University, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected]

Additional information about Bluefield University is available at

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

Bluefield University is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Bluefield University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield University shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and  loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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