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Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Posting Number G1016
Position Type Graduate Assistant
Position Status Part Time
College/Division College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Department 100720 - Department of Health Professions
Stipend Amount $8,500 - $9,500

Position Summary Information

General Information

The Department of Health Professions is seeking 2 Athletic Training Education Graduate Assistants. They will be responsible for assisting in the CAATE-accredited program at JMU. Full tuition waiver is available for the 2018-2019 year to include up to 18 graduate credits. An assistantship stipend between $8,500-9,500 will also be provided. Assistantship dates are approximately from August 1, 2018-April 30, 2019 and may be renewed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include: teaching 3-4 lab sections of ATEP 205 Introduction to Athletic Training per semester, coordinating and overseeing the pre-professional student experience for freshman and sophomore Athletic Training majors, providing assistance in a number of professional phase Athletic Training courses, serving as a Preceptor, and becoming American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor Certified. Once the CPR Instructor Certification is secured, the Education GA will be responsible for providing CPR Instruction for the Athletic Training Program and for majors in the Health Professions Department. Clinical experience is gained by helping conduct pre-season physicals, providing visitor sideline coverage of JMU Football games, and volunteering to help provide intermittent coverage of 18 JMU Varsity Sports. For more information on the Athletic Training Program please visit:


All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from a CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Education Program; NATABOC exam eligible (must be BOC certified by June 2017, preference given to individuals with one year of certification with experience supervising students but not required); CPR for the Professional Rescuer & AED Certified; and must be eligible for State of Virginia Athletic Training License (must possess state licensure at start of assistantship in August). Candidates must meet university qualifications for enrollment to graduate school. It is highly recommended that candidates apply for graduate admission at the time you submit your application. No GA position can be offered until the candidates have been accepted into a graduate degree program.

Conditions of Employment

Students may apply to a graduate assistantship prior to being accepted into a graduate program. However, to be eligible to receive an assistantship upon entry into a graduate program, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student must be conditionally or unconditionally accepted into a graduate program. Students who are provisionally accepted will not be eligible until they achieve conditional or unconditional acceptance into their program.

  • The students must have an official transcript on file indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • After receiving an assistantship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in order to retain or reapply for the assistantship.

These are minimum criteria. Graduate program coordinators have the right to impose additional criteria if they see fit.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 12/01/2017
Beginning Review Date 01/08/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/01/2018
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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Additional Posting Information

Candidates are encouraged to apply to either the Sport and Recreation Leadership program, the Exercise Physiology-Nutrition and Exercise concentration or the Adult Education/Human Resource Development program

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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