5673 Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator


TITLE Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Athletic Training Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Athletics


The Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the athletics injury prevention, physical performance, and rehabilitation programs.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, or a related field is required. A Master's degree in any of these fields or a related field is preferred.

Experience: No minimum experience is required; however, any athletic training experience is preferred.

Skills: Strong oral and written communications skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Requires the capability to physically transport injured athletes (e.g., to the locker room, sidelines, clinic, ambulance,) in order to receive further medical care.

License: Must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed with the Board of Healing Arts in the state of Missouri and must be certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Other: The scope of the position requires frequent evening and weekend/holiday work as well as frequent overnight, out-of-town travel to accompany athletic teams to away contests.


1. Ensures that Athletic Training Services provides quality athlete care for student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program through coordination of all aspects of injury prevention, treatment, disposition, and rehabilitation necessary to support the intercollegiate athletics program and administration of the daily operational requirements of the Athletic Training Services program.

2. Enables student-athletes to return to full physical functioning by receiving quality treatment which includes assessing the nature of their injuries, their range of motion, strength and other physical parameters, enforcing the prescribed treatment protocols of physicians using all appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercises, maintaining accurate patient records, evaluating their rehabilitative progress, and providing feedback to the sport athletic trainer, student-athletes, coaches, parents, and physicians.

3. Establishes individualized programs for functional testing, rehab, reconditioning of athletes, teams with the Strength and Conditioning coaches and the sport Athletic Trainer of the athlete or team, evaluates athletes for biomechanical deficit due to pre-existing conditions, covers summer rehab of athletes and summer workout sessions, involves the specific team Athletic Trainer with rehab protocols, and involves the appropriate medical doctor for oversight.

4. Facilitates student-athletes compliance with prescribed rehabilitative treatments by educating them about the causes and nature of their injuries through the use of models or diagrams and measures they can take to prevent recurrences, providing a thorough explanation of the reasons for and functions of the rehabilitative therapies, assisting student-athletes in correct performance of the therapies and exercises, evaluating their progress during rehabilitation, and providing the student-athletes with feedback.

5. Minimizes institutional liability in the performance of athletic training services by maintaining proper and current licensure and practicing in accordance with the Missouri Board of Healing Arts.

6. Maintains individual professional competence and expands the knowledge base and ability of the Athletic Training Service to serve the intercollegiate athletics program by taking advantage of professional development and continuing education opportunities, attending professional development seminars, workshops and related activities, reading the literature published in professional journals and texts, and sharing the information gathered from these professional activities with other staff professionals and student-athletes.

7. Abides by and complies with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Missouri Valley Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department and reports any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the Director of Athletics or the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending training and/or courses as required by the Director, Athletic Training Services.

10. Contributes to the overall success of Athletic Training Services by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Athletic Training Services.


The Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Physical Performance Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Athletic Training Services or Assistant Director of Athletic Training Services.